Post # 1
Hello bees, most of our guest list (85%) is from Out of Town (about a 4 hour drive). The date we are considering is a Friday but Sunday is also an option for us. I’m curious, as an Out of Town guest, would you prefer to attend a wedding on Friday or Sunday?
Post # 3
Probably Friday.. just an FYI your title of your thread says Fri or Sat not Sun
Post # 4
What time is the wedding?
Post # 5
Sunday, midday. I went to a Friday wedding once and we got stuck in traffic on the way to it, which sucked, so I am not a Friday wedding fan.
Post # 6
@Gerbera: Not time set in stone but if Friday it would be in the evening and Sunday would have to be earlier I presume.
Post # 7
I was facing this same dilemma with our wedding. Ultimately, we decided to do it on Friday, that way people could come and make a long weekend out of it. Plus, the majority of our guests are religious and I didn’t want church to get in the way of people coming. So that was a huge factor for us. Also, we spoke to some of our guests ahead of time and most told me that they would rather take off Friday from work rather than Monday. It is usually easier to get stuff done early in the week at work and prepare to leave early on Friday, than it is to miss the first day in the work week. But it probably all depends on your guests preference.
Just a warning though, I do know that quite a few of our guests declined coming because they had to work. But I kind of figure that if they really wanted to be there, they would have figured out a way to be there. Plus, we saved about $1,500 by doing our wedding on a Friday. Totally worth it!
Post # 8
i’d rather go to a sunday wedding than a friday–on friday, you’d have to take off work early enough to get ready and get there on time, which would feel stressful for me. for sunday, you have no time crunch getting ready, and could either drive back after the wedding or on monday morning, and be back at work by the afternoon at the latest.
Post # 9
@SamanthaSadlier: I agree with you that if someone wants to be there they will especially if given plenty of notice.
But I am not sure what would be more of an inconvenience. Taking off Friday and driving to the wedding or rushing back Sunday and getting ready for work the next day? I know I would end up calling out on Monday.
Post # 10
I’d much rather Friday. That at least leaves the option of getting back home and recovering on Saturday/Sunday.
A Sunday wedding means either killing yourself to get back that night for work Monday or Taking Monday off, travelling and then heading straight into the office.
Post # 12
I too voted Friday. Generally when my fiancee and I go to Out of Town weddings, we take off Thursday and Friday anyway that way we can hang out around the town.
So a Friday wedding would be much better than Sunday… well thats for us atleast.
Post # 13
@suburban: That was my thinking and the wedding is in Washington DC so there is plenty to do and see in the Nation’s Capitol.
Post # 15
@NJmeetsBX: DC is also very expensive though. And difficult to drive to with I’m guessing a lot of traffic on a Friday night. If you had a Friday night wedding people would likely have to take off a least half a day or work, battle traffic and then stay in a hotel for the night if their drive home is 4 hours. I think Fri or Sun weddings can work if everyone is local but I really think it’s a lot to ask of people when so many of your guests are from out of town.
Post # 16
Friday. As a guest, you made the effort to come, it would be nice to have the weekend to enjoy yourself.