(Closed) FI says Saturday is the ONLY good day to marry

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2023

I think it’s a difficult issue, because you clearly both have different opinions – so there’s going to have to be compromise from one or the other.

There’s nothing wrong with having a weekday wedding – if he’s worried about people being at work the next day, what about a friday and make it a long weekend?

I’m having mine on a monday, and if people can’t make it – then they can’t make it. But I’m not paying an extra £7K to move it to a saturday, so more people can come. The couple comes first at their own wedding, and I think that if your priority is saving money, then there’s nothing wrong with holding your wedding on a weekday and anticipating a smaller guest list.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

This is why we’re getting married on a Friday!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

Fiance and I agreed that Saturday is the most convenient day to have a wedding.  That’s why we chose a Saturday.

I’ve been to many fun Friday weddings but we had our hearts set on Saturday

How many times can I use Saturday in the same post??

4!

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

We were in a similar situation to you where we had about 70 guests and many out of town guests that were coming for a week anyway. We’re also full of teachers and shift workers amongst the local guests. We got married on a Friday and the party went on well past midnight. 

Post # 7
Hostess
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Sugar Beekeeper

That is a difficult situation considering you both seem pretty set on your opinions. And in all honesty you both are correct.

Saturdays are much easier logistics wise however they are more expensive.

We had a Friday wedding and saved thousands…vendors were thrilled to book on a Friday and offered many discounts and bonuses within their packages. We only had a few people complain about the difficultly of getting off work and nearly all the people we really wanted there attended, regardless of the complications. I don’t regret our Friday wedding at all.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@ticatica:  Exactly what I was going to suggest!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

honestly, i was really set on having mine on a saturday, too; i didn’t want to inconvenience people by making them have to take days off from work or drive back late on sunday.

 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think its fine to have it another day.  Just don’t be too upset if certain people can’t get the time off work or whatever.  It sounds like it should work for most people though, so not a big deal.  Especially if its going to save you thousands, go for it!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I would say if you are going to do a day other than Saturday, the time would have to accomodate for the guests who are in town and may have to stick with their work schedule. I’ll confess I have toyed many times with the idea of a Friday night champagne and cake reception or a Sunday brunch wedding. Perhaps you guys can discuss a holiday weekend wedding? Most of our guests were in town but the guests who weren’t were also IN the wedding party. We decided to have the wedding on Thanksgiving weekend where family would already be down here for the holidays. Or if you are set on a Saturday, ask a venue about their off season rates if that works for you. They tend to be a lot less cheaper than June would be.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I feel ya. Saturday is really the only day we can have it. We are going to have family from both of us traveling 3-7 hours (depending on venue), so Saturday would be the most convienent that way. Plus, my family is twice the size of my FI’s and he is already afraid much of his family won’t travel the distance. If we made it on a Friday/Sunday they almost certainly won’t come. (His cousins have lots of kids and don’t always make it to weddings/family events). Much of my family would make it to my wedding despite that, but since its more than just my wedding…

Anyways, I think you both have completely valid points. I say, choose a few venues and then line up all the costs for different days. That will point out obvious price differences, but it might also show up a less expensive venue for a Saturday reception.

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think he’s right about Sunday weddings – I always have less fun at them knowing I have to work the next day, and if they’re Sunday evenings, I usually leave early.  If you don’t do Saturday, I’d do Friday night.  Personally, I agree with your Fiance that the best time to have a wedding is on a Saturday, but if you’re going to save thousands, perhaps you should discuss a Friday evening. 

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Hmmmm I agree with him…haha sorry…

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