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

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Post # 32
567 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am going to go against the grain here! I am going to vote for sunday. I am having a sunday wedding, ceremony and reception in one place (less travel) from 3-8. i figure this is a great time because for those who need to work the next day have time to get home and get a good nights sleep. if not, they can continue the party with us somewhere else! A friday would mean people either have to take the day off or get out of work and rush to get ready!

Post # 33
1576 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Definitely Friday!  I’d rather start my weekend early, than have to leave the party early on Sunday because I have to work the next morning!  :o)

Post # 34
405 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I am going to say, Friday. I would rather go to a friday evening wedding then a Saunday. Sunday night weddings people dont want to stay out all night because of work the next day…. I would be more then happy to take a friday off or get off early from work… but this is my opinion…

Post # 35
3253 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We had a Friday evening wedding, and it went over well. People are going to be more likely to stay out on a Friday than a Sunday due to work. 

Post # 36
2538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

FRIDAY!!!! friday wedding are becoming more common….just make sure you send out std waaay ahead of time!!

Post # 37
4485 posts
Honey bee

Friday because it’s a kickoff to the weekend, and who doesn’t like going out at that time? I’ve also been to Sunday weddings but they are much more subdued and end very early because people have to head home before work the next day.

Post # 38
376 posts
Helper bee

i have been to both. and i would suggest friday. the friday night wedding was well attended and people stayed the entire time. the sunday was another story very early in the night, pretty much after dinner we noticed all the guests had left because they had work the next day

Post # 39
183 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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@Future Couture: Thank God for you two! I was beginning to think I was the only one who was going to say Sunday! lol

I’m having a Sunday afternoon wedding because A) It’s cheaper, B) If you would take a Friday off for a wedding why not take a Monday off?, C) We have the ballroom at our venue until 8 or 9 I believe and there are only a few of our guests who live farther than 2ish hours away so driving home if they want isn’t bad. For the ones who do live farther away they were planning to stay a little longer anyway. D) I used to be a Supervisor/Manager On Duty at a hotel that did big weddings and I felt the afternoon weddings that got over before 11 or midnight were much more relaxed and I didn’t have to ask the DJ to turn the music down a zillion times because of complaints from guests on higher floors. Also, if your wedding goes until midnight, the staff (managers, banquet staff) has to stay LATER than you do. You can go to bed if you want, but the staff has to finish cleaning up and wait until every last guest leaves before they can even think about going home, and chances are they have to be back to work for 7 or 8am the next morning. I made up my mind 2 years ago that while I prefer to have ceremony/reception/guest rooms in the same place I would NEVER make my wedding go late at night.

Plus, I may only be 26 but I’m a total “grandma” sometimes and get tired earlier and want to just go to bed! haha  And the hotel we’re having our wedding at has this amazing pub that will be open late so we can have an after party if we want to keep partying.

Post # 40
82 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I was going to have a Sunday afternoon brunch wedding, but I talked to my cousin/MOH and she was so against it!  She said I should definitely have it on Friday night instead.

I considered it.  I’m a strongly independent person and when someone tells me not to do something, I just want to do it more.  But I thought about my family and friends.  I have loooots of cousins in their mid-late 20s and early 30s who love to drink and party.  Even my mom’s generation (aunts, uncles, parents) are drinkers and partiers.  And all of my friends are partiers, too.  (What can I say – partiers attract partiers!!)  We love to dance late into the night.  They are the kind of people who would take a Friday off to fly down and party into the night.  And my cousin made a good point – they can sleep off the hangover on a Saturday morning!  Also I really want to have an open bar and no one is going to drink that much on a Sunday morning/afternoon.

So I think we are going to do a late Friday night party, with the ceremony starting around 6:30 pm, cocktail hour at 7 pm and dinner served at 8 pm.  Then party until 12 midnight.  My only concern is Atlanta rush hour – it’s one of those terrible rush hours that lasts from about 4:30 pm to about 7 pm, and my top venue is not a hotel.  But there are so many hotels nearby Piedmont Park (which is where I really want to get married) that they should be able to find something affordable close by.  Atlanta isn’t an outrageously expensive city, either.  It’s so nice.

Post # 41
4428 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Kamazing:  im having a Friday wedding caz its a lil cheaper ; ) gotta try and stay below budget.

plus Friday is great its party time ; ) i feel it would be more of an inconvenience on Sunday then Friday. i would rather go to a friday wedding

Post # 42
213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Kamazing:  I’m having a friday wedding and I’m really excited about it! This way people can party Friday night, then Out of Town guests have the weekend to relax or travel back home. On Sunday you don’t have any time to travel back home or recover from the party!

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