(Closed) Friday Night or Sunday Night?? Which would you chose and why? HELP!!

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Post # 17
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Friday all the way. Our wedding is on a Friday and I’ve yet to hear a single complaint about it. If you schedule your ceremony late enough, most guests would only have to get out of work a few hours early. Friday weddings are guaranteed to be more of a party since your guests won’t have to deal with the hell that is Monday morning. 

From a guests standpoint, I would much prefer a Friday wedding over a Sunday. Sundays are normally our lazy day since we like to relax before starting the new work week. If we were invited to a Sunday evening wedding, we would attend but would probably not stay any later than 7 or 8pm since we have a routine that we like to stick to. 

Don’t worry about not being able to get a Saturday. I was bummed at first too but seriously, I’m stoked about our Friday wedding now! After all the excitement is over, we’ll still have the entire weekend to unwind and spend time with family who came in from Out of Town. 

Post # 18
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would definitely choose a Friday and did!

I actually chose it over a Saturday so that the salons, traffic, etc. would be less busy during the day (although my bm’s already aren’t working since it’s a destination wedding).

I wouldn’t want a Sunday as people will definitely leave early.  They’ll have to work in the morning, whereas that won’t be the case on a Friday.

Post # 21
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

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@Kamazing: I know all families are different but like I said in my PP, we didn’t have a single person complain about our choosing a Friday wedding. Given, most of our guests are local and we don’t have a huge guest list (85 give or take) but still, they’ve been more than accomidating. Like some of the PP’s have said, those who want to be there, will be there. Those who think it’s too much of an inconveiannce, aren’t really friends to begin with.

As for the holiday weekends, I think that can be a great compromise but just make sure that you’re choosing a holiday that most people have off on. I have a corporate job so most would assume that we have Columbus Day off but we don’t. A lot of companies are like that. Unless it’s Labor Day, Memorial Day or the major holidays, we’re working. 

Post # 22
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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@UpstateCait: Yes but also to add I know a lot of people get peeved at weddings on holidays.  They would maybe rather have their holiday to go on an actual holiday, rather than wait around all weekend for a wedding which would be smack dab in the middle of it.

I would imagine it would be the same people who wouldn’t want to take a Friday off though.

Just something to think about.

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I personally don’t care what day of the week a wedding is on. If I care about you I will be there and I will be excited and celebrating no matter what! I’ve been to really fun Sunday weddings and had to work in the morning. Was it easy waking up early for work? No, but was it worth it? Definitely! I’ve also been to Friday weddings where I was stuck in rush hour traffic the whole way there. It was annoying, but once I was at the wedding all was forgotten! Basically do what works for you. The people that want to be there will be, and everything will be lovely! 🙂

Post # 24
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Well, I’m going to be different and say Sunday is great because I’m having a Sunday wedding. 🙂 But we’re starting at 3:30 and everything will be wrapped up by 9.

If it HAS to be evening (like after 5), then Friday may be better.

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We wanted a Friday from the start specifically because my family is in NYC and Boston.  We want them to have a day to explore and see Monticello and Charlottesville.

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Friday! We had the same options for our venue, and decided to go with Friday. I havn’t had any negative reactions yet, although I haven’t sent out the STDs.  I would go with Sunday only if I was having a brunch or lunch/early afternoon affair, butotherwise, definately Friday!

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m having a Friday wedding and I’ve been to both a Friday and Sunday one. I agree that if you want an evening start time, Friday is the way to go since guests will be more inclined to stay longer! I was worried about people being p’d off about it but honestly, it hasn’t happened. People are actually happy they can leave work early. In my opinion, most of my guests, could work a 1/2 day if they wanted since things won’t start until 5ish.

ps. I initially was a Saturday bride but date/venue had to be changed. So Friday was my next choice. The cost savings are a nice incentive!! 🙂

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Friday for sure! I hate going anywhere on Sundays even in the afternoon, it’s my day to begin preperation for the work week. Friday would also be better for people traveling and much easier to leave early on Friday then miss a whole day Monday.

Post # 29
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’d prefer Sunday afternoon to Friday evening, just because then I wouldn’t have to take time off work and scramble around during rush hour. But if it’s between Sunday evening and Friday evening, definitely Friday. People are going to cut out of there like nobody’s business if they have to work the next morning.

I’d think about restaurants, parks, Elk’s lodges, community centers, etc. As long as you don’t go to a dedicated/popular wedding place they are likely to be much more relaxed in what they let you do.

Post # 30
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Friday!!!

Post # 31
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We are opting for Sunday at 3:25pm on 3/25.  I figure it this way, our ceremony and reception are on the same property, so no long drive to get there. I will have some out of town family, but not many and the ones that will come are retired, so that’s not a big deal for them. They will be able to go to church in the morning, and still be at the ceremony on time, that is what will be important for them.

Everyone will probably leave by 8 or 9pm which is fine, we have to have the venue cleaned up by 11pm and ready to be locked up. Those that still want to party will be able to go out with us after all is done. We will then get up on Monday and leave for our Honeymoon in TN, and take my daughter home at the same time, as she lives 20 minutes from where we are honeymooning.

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