(Closed) Friday night wedding — how do you really feel?

posted 11 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Friday night wedding

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  • Post # 17
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I’m biased, as I’m doing a Friday night wedding…but I think it’s a great idea! As someone else mentioned, you then have the whole weekend to recover/spend time with people. We’re starting our ceremony at 6:30/7 so it should give people enough time to get there if they’re working that day.

    Post # 18
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I say “yay”.  I don’t have a problem with them.  I might not make it to the ceremony, though. 

    Post # 19
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    i think it’s fine if you’re doing it to save money. but i’m also not sure i would make it to the ceremony. as a guest, i would also appreciate it if you started the wedding as late as possible (7-730 would be great!).

     

    Post # 20
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    Bumble bee

    I’m perfectly fine with Friday night weddings. 

     

    Do what you gotta do!

    Post # 21
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I really don’t mind whatever night people choose to have their weddings as long as it isn’t a Wednesday. My friends are scattered all over the world, so a wedding always requires me to travel. I will attend a local wedding for the first time this year.

    Post # 22
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I’ve attended a Friday wedding before, and ours will be on a Friday as well. Like previous posters already said, you’ll just have to expect that some people will be late or not able to make it, and if you are ok with that then go for it. For us it wasn’t a huge negative since it helps trim the guest list. Wink If you make sure that your wedding party is on schedule, I think that is the most important part. We’re taking our pictures before the ceremony and just a few after, and feeding our guests appetizers during that time. 

    A few people will be late, and there will be a few grumbles, but really there is absolutely nothing wrong with a Friday wedding.

    Post # 23
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Our wedding is on a Friday.  Our ceremony is at 3:30pm and yes I know a lot of people will not be able to attend. But for me this is actually ideal, because I really only want to my close family and friends there for this. I don’t like having the spotlight on me. If others chose to take the day of work to come to the ceremony, then great. But I know it will be limited to the few who really want to be there, and honestly thats what I want. Now our cocktail hour doesn’t begin until 6:30pm, with dinner at 7:30pm… so that part should be no problem for all of our guests.

    Our Friday wedding is also our date-aversary. Smile

    Post # 24
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Honestly, I think they are fine.  If you know going into it that there will be people who can’t make it, then it’s fine.  As a guest, I have no issue taking off work if I can, but it’s about timing.  I think save the dates are imperative for Friday weddings.

    Is it the most convenient thing ever to go to a Friday wedding? No.  But it’s someone’s wedding.  It doesn’t make it less important.

    Post # 26
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I’m having my wedding at 6:30 on a friday night! Quite a few of Fiance family and 2 of my bridesmaids are out of town too. But we checked with all of them and they were fine with it. I’ve always rathered evening weddings and our church doesnt do saturday evenings so we said to heck with it and scheduled it for friday! I think evening weddings are way more romantic and get you more in the mood to have a good time! We figure whoever can make it will come and if they cant oh well. I went to a wedding this past weekend that started at 1(the ceremony was GORGEOUS might i add) and the reception was from 2-6.  Everyone was drinking having a good time and then 6 rolled around and we were all like ok now that everyones in party mode and its early…now what? lol but i live in louisiana and we’re all young so of course we’re gonna think like that haha.

    Post # 27
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    @Amaryllis:You could also have some welcome snacks, if you’re worried people will be hungry when they get there. I know i’m usually starving by 6pm! Maybe light refreshments (signature lemonade?) and something to nibble on would take the edge off for people coming straight from work and be a nice way to welcome everyone?

    Post # 28
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    If I were coming from out of town I would probably only attend if you were family or a really close friend.  Even if I were in town, it would really depend on the time.  I get off work at 4:30 (FI doesn’t get off until 5)… home around 5:30 (he gets home closer to 6)…  then have to get a shower and get ready so if we’re super quick we’ll say done at 6:30, then have to fight rush hour traffic back into the city and hopefully be back into town by 7 (just trying to give you some timing examples)  That makes for a stressful Friday night!  But really it’s up to you guys, I’m just giving my perspective.

    Post # 29
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’m not a fan under the circumstances where a good chunk of the guests are travelling, but it seems totally fine in your case.

    Post # 30
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    Helper bee

    I had a Friday night wedding with mostly in town guest.  Everyone was able to make it.  I did have maybe 10 who had to travel, but they didn’t seem to mind.  I’d do it again.

    Post # 31
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    Bumble bee

    I don’t like Friday weddings.  If I’m traveling, I have to take off a day of work.  If I’m not traveling, unless the wedding is later or right next to my house, I need to leave work early to let my dog out, change, and get to where the wedding is.  Obviously, Fiance needs to do the same.

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