(Closed) Black Friday Wedding Date?!?

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: "Black Friday" Wedding Date! Day After Thanksgiving!
    Awesome Idea! Do it! : (7 votes)
    16 %
    No way! Holiday Crazies, I'm staying HOME! : (36 votes)
    84 %
    I'm Getting Married Black Friday TOO! : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    7300 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @CupCakeMeg: Hmm…it depends. I don’t think I would want to go to a Black Friday wedding ONLY because I’m a shopper and have been out on Black Friday every year since I was 16. I shop until 5pm some years so having to get up at 4am to hit sales and worry about a wedding later wouldn’t be okay with me.

    Post # 4
    14494 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I like the “Black Friday” date.  I think it is also a great time to get families together.  Those that are coming from oot will like the idea of being able to spend the holiday with family and attend the wedding all in one trip. 


    Post # 5
    548 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I don’t know how many guests would be coming from Out of Town, but keep in mind that it can be insanely expensive to fly around Thanksgiving. Fiance never spends Thanksgiving with his parents for this reason; we can drive to my family’s, so it’s not as big a deal.

    Maybe put a poll in your post?

    ETA: just saw that you said it was 4 families. Guess it depends on who those families are and if you would be fine with them maybe having to miss out.

    Post # 6
    1235 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I like the Black Friday date. It is unique and fun (and certainly easy to remember!) I say keep it!

    Post # 8
    2195 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I admit that I’d be pretty annoyed because I like to go shopping on Black Friday!

    Post # 9
    546 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    You might have trouble with people being able to get to your wedding if they are traveling elsewhere for Thanksgiving.  If you don’t think most of your guests will be traveling out of town and would be able to make it…I think it’s a great day since most people are already off.  I wouldn’t worry that much about shoppers…I’d rather go to a wedding than go shopping.  But I wouldn’t ask my friends and family to give up their Thanksgiving plans to come to my wedding.

    Post # 11
    1749 posts
    Bumble bee

    @CupCakeMeg: I don’t think this is a good idea. It’s too close to the holiday and people like to spend time with their family. Please try earlier that month and save yourself all of the nagging phone calls.

    Post # 13
    2066 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I wouldn’t go to a wedding the day after Thanksgiving unless I was REALLY close with the couple getting married.  Our family travels to see us on Thanksgiving and we have multiple get togethers that weekend.  If the wedding was out of town, I wouldn’t go because traveling is a nightmare around Thanksgiving (expensive if you fly, lots of traffic if you drive) AND I’d miss spending time with my family. 

    You know your guests best – do they have family obligations around Thanksgiving?  Would they be willing and able to attend a Black Friday wedding?

    Post # 14
    3041 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I try to avoid driving at all on Black Friday. Traffic is crazy, people drive crazy, its a mess. I usually go out of town to see family, its 1 of the 2 times to see them each year, so I probably wouldn’t go to a wedding unless it was a really close friend or family. Even then, I’d feel like I’d have to chose between wedding or visiting family.

    Everything is more expensive on a holiday weekend anyways. Flights & hotels double or triple in price. Places book up fast too, which makes it a little more crazy.

    My vote is Nov 13, its earlier so maybe you get an “off-season” discount? Plus its probably cheaper & more organized booking other things, like hotels & flights, etc.

    Post # 15
    56 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    At first I thought “no way!” but then I thought about it.  You could really have some fun with creaitivity with this!  If you do have guests coming from Out of Town, you could setup Out of Town bags with coupons for Black Friday sales in them, serve a take on Thanksgiving dinner, decorations could have a fall/harvest nod, etc.  If you do it, I say you really play into it.  🙂  Not to mention, a Turkey dinner the day AFTER Thanksgiving might be half the price since catering companies will have lots of extra food! 

    If you do it though, I highly suggest sendig out Save-The-Date Cards as soon as possible so people have plenty of time to make arrangements.  And no matter what date you pick, someone will complain so just have the wedding YOU want and ignore the rest! 🙂  Good luck and keep us posted!

    Post # 16
    541 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I agree with FutureGulick. You could be giving everyone just the right excuse to come home for the holiday and have a lot of fun with it, too. Fiance and I tossed around the idea of actually doing a Thanksgiving Day wedding because we thought it would be super cool, but then changed because we could also have bad weather that time of year.

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