(Closed) Friday or Sunday wedding?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Friday or Sunday fall 2011 wedding?
    Friday : (18 votes)
    41 %
    Sunday : (24 votes)
    55 %
    Other (explained below) : (2 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’m not sure about American holidays, but I’m having my wedding on a sunday in October because it will be Canadian thanksgiving and most of our guests will have monday off, making it a long weekend. Maybe try and find a long weekend in october/november and then you won’t have the associated problems with having a sunday wedding!

    Post # 4
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    We ended up going with a Sunday Wedding because most people are going to end up making at least a 3 day weekend out of it.  I don’t know how many of your guests will be from out of town but those that do will have to take Friday and possibly Thursday off to travel to a Friday Wedding but only Monday for a Sunday Wedding.  Also, a random side note, historically Sunday’s were supposed to be the best day to get married on.  

    Good luck!

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I had a Friday wedding.  It worked out for us since we know so many people who work non-traditional schedules.

    Post # 6
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I went to a Friday wedding and didn’t like it. My Darling Husband and I left early b/c we were tired and hungry!

    Post # 7
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We’re having a Friday wedding in October. Our ceremony and cocktail hour will be outside if the weather cooperates. I was concerned with daylight as well but Fiance and I went up to our venue this past October 8th to check out the daylight and there was no issue (it was basically just as bright as if it was noon). Our ceremony is at 5:30 and it didn’t start getting dark until after 7. I’m not sure how different it would be in IL since we’re from NY but I know for us, it won’t be an issue.

    I prefer Friday weddings to Sunday weddings, personally. If you have the ceremony start after 5 pm, your guests won’t have to leave work that early. I would rather skip out of work an hour early on Friday than be tired all day Monday from being out late the night before. 

    Post # 8
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @Genevieve: Did they not feed you? 

    Post # 9
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Could you do it the Sunday of the Columbus Day long weekend? 

    Post # 10
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    i would do sunday and start in mid-afternoon, like 3 or 4pm. that way your guests aren’t out too late and can still go to work monday, and your traveling guests will only need to take 1 day off of work to travel (monday) instead of possibly having to take off thursday and friday. also, rush hour traffic can really throw a wrench in friday weddings, especially if you’re starting at 6pm.

    you could do the sunday before columbus day, but that wouldn’t make a huge difference because not many people actually get columbus day as a holiday.

    Post # 11
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I f you aren’t willing to do a first look, don’t do a Friday wedding. You’ll miss your wedding – literally – taking pics, or oyu’ll have to compromise and have a small number of rushed pics that won’t be as good. Do a sunday wedding and make it more relaxed, time-wise!

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    As a guest, I’ve always preferred Friday weddings to Sundays. Something about knowing I have to work in the morning takes away from the fun atmosphere for me. Decent photogs will still know how to get great pictures in low light, and you can still do loads of indoor shots. 

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I’m having a Friday wedding.  Our venue only rents to private events Friday and Sunday, and we want to give our guests a day to recover.  Everyone I spoke to said they have been to Friday weddings. The important thing is that they have plenty of notice to leave work a bit early if need be (which obviously they would have.)  Good luck and let us know what you decided!

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We are having a Sunday wedding, mainly because our wedding is 2 1/2 hrs away. My main things though are that on a Sunday no one will have to leave work early to make sure they can get to the wedding, the time is more flexible on when we can start plus it also gives more time for pictures, setting up, and getting ready. Most people are going to make it a long weekend for our wedding & go down on Thursday or Friday when we go though, too.

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    My problem is that I myself have never had a good time at a friday or sunday wedding- no one can let loose or just have a good time. We were looking for more of the party into the night, dance the night away type of wedding. We waited over 2 years to get married just so we could have everything we wanted including a saturday night-end of june wedding. I guess it all has to do with the atmosphere you want to create.

    Post # 16
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’m getting married on Sunday, the 9th of October because that Monday is Columbus day. The majority of my guests have that day off of work, but I’m also sending out my Save the Dates well in advance. A lot of our guests are traveling too and Monday seemed preferrable for them.

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