(Closed) Friday or Sunday night wedding??

posted 1 year ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper

I would say Friday NIGHT wedding, or Sunday brunch wedding. I feel a sunday night wedding would be least successful. 

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: City, State

From a guest standpoint, I would say Sunday, either brunch or dinner. If you do it on Friday, everyone has to take some time off, whereas Sunday some will take Monday off and some can leave early if they wish.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Definitely not a Sunday night and Friday only if it is a later ceremony..like 7 ish. If people are travelling you ideally dont want them to have to take off work, or at least limit the amount they’ll have to.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Location

Friday night no question.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

melissg24 :  please please PLEASE DO NOT have a Sunday night wedding. NO ONE wants to party on a work night (or have to take an extra day off work for your wedding). it’s just so inconsiderate – i recently went to one and EVERYONE was whispering behind the couple’s back about what a pain in the ass this was. friday isn’t ideal, but at least guests don’t have to take off (or at most, can take a half day) and you’ll have more of a party because they dont have to go to work the next day. if you have a Sunday wedding, it should be BRUNCH.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

I would do Friday night. I’d be way more likely to be able to take a half day on Friday, or even leave a couple hours early. I’d be peeved if it was a non-holiday Sunday night wedding and I had to awkwardly take the morning off or take the day off work the next day.

I think a Sunday brunch wedding is fine, but an evening wedding, IMO, is inconsiderate of the guests.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Friday for sure

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

How much is the price difference? You are more likely to have more of the people you would like to celebrate with you on a Saturday evening. 

Post # 12
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Busy bee

We had a Friday night wedding, not because of costs but because all the nice venues in our area had a huge minimum for Saturday night weddings during peak season. We couldn’t have gotten close to that minimum if we invited every single person we ever met. We could have done it on a Saturday during off-peak season, but since it was a 4-5 hour drive for a lot of our guests to a beach area, we figured they would rather come during the warmer months.

We only had 2 guests decline because they couldn’t get off work. Both were teachers and had mandatory things going on that day, so the careers of your guests/how easy it is for them to take a day off might factor into your decision making. Not that you need to take every guest’s career into account, but if you have a lot of teacher friends it might be something to think about. My friends/family are mostly in the business world and can take time off pretty easily with enough notice.

Sunday night weddings seem to be a bummer for a lot of people. They’re not as inclined to take the Monday off as they would be to take the Friday off for a Friday wedding, so they’re just thinking about work the next day and not having as much fun as they would on a Friday or Saturday.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

Personally I think definitely Sunday.  Preferably Sunday day, but if that can’t happen, Sunday night would be much better (for me) than Friday night.  Now, if it’s a 2 hour drive then I won’t be drinking and I’ll be leaving the wedding early to drive home, but if it were on a Friday night I just wouldn’t be able to go at all because of work.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

melissg24 :  what time does the place close on Friday? assuming around 7/8pm? 8pm would be enough time for *most* people to get in to town for the ceremony. Some people may have to leave an hour or 2 early from work, but most should be OK if they are close by.

I would vote Friday night over Sunday night. 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

melissg24 :  I would go with Friday, and try to go as late as possible so people don’t have to take a full day off of work. Whichever way you go, just be aware that you may have some people decline your invite as both are a bit inconvenient. 

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