(Closed) Friday or Sunday weddings?

posted 4 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Should we have a Friday or Sunday wedding?
    Friday : (48 votes)
    56 %
    Sunday : (37 votes)
    44 %
  • Post # 2
    1430 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    I’ve been to a couple of Friday weddings and it only involved being a bit more organized with getting ready. What time would your wedding begin? I live in NYC so traveling to a wedding on a Friday isn’t impossible with all the transit options. 

    My wedding will be on a Friday night as well but it begins at 8pm, is accessible by a train and close to the hotel we are all staying at (that will provide a bus back and forth for guests). 

    I think either option is nice, people will make accommodations that they have to if being there is important to them ๐Ÿ™‚ 

    Post # 3
    2108 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I’ve been to both and hated them, to be honest. But, I had to travel for both so it was incredibly inconvenient. Do you have a lot of guests that need to travel? If so, I’d reconsider because having to take a day off of work is asking a lot. I’d also consider time. I’d love to go to a Sunday brunch wedding, but a Sunday evening wedding is a pain. Same with Friday, if you go that route, have a ceremony later in the evening, 6:30 or later, to give people time to get off of work. If you are looking for a fun/party atmosphere, I’d stick with Friday over Sunday because people are more in ‘dance’ mode on a friday night. The sunday wedding I went to was definitely more low key because everyone was leaving early to get home to go to bed. How much of a cost savings? If its only slight, I’d definitely suck it up and do a saturday instead. your guests will thank you. Nobody is going to complain to your face about it (well, most people), so just because people said that nobody complained doesn’t mean much of anything. I’m sure people complained but just not directly to the bride and groom. On the Friday wedding I went to, everyone was grumbling because the ceremony was at 4 pm and was a long drive for people, so everyone had to take the day off of work, plus traffic was bad. Nobody said anything to the bride and groom, though, because that’s rude and its their day! Best of luck, I’m sure it will be wonderful whatever you choose.

    Post # 4
    807 posts
    Busy bee

    pinkprincess88:  I had my wedding on a Sunday, but it was a holiday weekend (Memorial day so most ppl had Monday off). I’m also Jewish, and most weddings take place on Sundays vs Saturdays, so the majority of my side knew to expect that. I think having it on a holiday weekend both helped keep cost down for renting my venue, and let guests have a day to travel.

    I am a bridesmaid in a wedding that is happening on a Friday. While there is no way I would miss it, I would have preferred to attend a Sunday wedding. I live across the country, so I would need to take a few days off to travel, attend rehersal+the wedding. If it was on a Sunday, I could at least fly out on a Friday night and limit the time I take off work.

    I think the majority of your important guests will come, no matter what.

    Post # 5
    2023 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2016


    pinkprincess88:  Friday so people can stay late and not worry about having to work the next day, plus it’s an excuse to take off early/skip work lol.

    Post # 6
    1303 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: Hawksnest Cove Beach St John USVI

    I agree it depends on the atmosphere you want. More people will dance and drink on a Friday than a Sunday. However, we had a brunch reception (it was a Saturday but still early in the day) and it was low key and relaxed which is what we wanted- and cheaper too. 

    I think starting late on Friday or earlier on Sunday helps with the eadd of getting to the wedding. 

    Post # 8
    408 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2015 - Hanover Grande Ballroom

    we are having a Sunday wedding. Ceremony is at 2 pm and reception will end at 8. I think as long as it’s not until 11 or 12 that a Sunday wedding is easier than a Friday. I know after a long day at work on a Friday I would be exhausted going to a wedding not to mention rushing to get there, but I guess it’s a matter of preference!

    Post # 9
    3292 posts
    Sugar bee

    pinkprincess88:  If you have to be out by 10 then go with Sunday. A wedding on a Friday at 4 pm would be hard for most people to swing. 

    Post # 10
    429 posts
    Helper bee

    We chose a Friday because of cost savings also. Plus a lot of the Saturdays were either taken up or would land on a family member’s graduation (we have 4 people graduating the same year we’re getting married). We didn’t consider Sunday because we wanted to be able to party as well! ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

    Post # 11
    41 posts
    • Wedding: September 2015

    Our wedding is on a Friday and the ceremony starts at 5:30 so if people do have to work, they can stay for the majority of the day. Honestly, the people who want to be there will come no matter whether its a Friday or Sunday. Either one isnt bad at all, do whatever one you want and whichever one is financially right for you also ๐Ÿ™‚  

    Post # 12
    6770 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    Both Friday at 4 and Sunday until 10 could be challenging for guests with Sunday seeming easier. Either way you may find some guests skipping a Friday ceremony or leaving a Sunday reception early just due to unavoidable obligations/responsibilities. 

    Post # 13
    21 posts
    • Wedding: August 2016

    pinkprincess88:  We are having an evening Sunday wedding. We made that choice after speaking with the bulk of our families, who do not have any issues with taking Monday off if they feel inclined to party! 

    Since it is close to where our family lives, they would not necessarily have to take Monday off, only if they wanted an extra day of recovery ๐Ÿ˜€

    I think you should do whatever you are comfortable with! Friday weddings guarantee that your bridal party has to take at least one day off, so check in with them too!

    Overall – rock it out girl, do you! It will be a wonderful celebration regardless of what day you choose.

    Post # 14
    864 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    pinkprincess88:  I just had a Sunday wedding a month ago and it was awesome. The wedding was at 5:30, cocktails and appetizers at 6:00, and reception from 7:00 to midnight. I had a big wedding, so it’s less noticeable if a few people peel off. They all stopped by to say bye and get pictures, so there was really no problem. Lots of people stayed late and the danced their behinds off. The no dancing on Sunday thing that other Bees are talking about, really depends on the crowd you have And how good a DJ you hire. The DJ played through midnight and one guest complained when he stopped the music. I was like “Girl, it’s midnight. The party is over.” She had no idea. It was so funny. Trust me, the people that really want to be there, will be there. And the people that left earlier, left after the food, first dance, father dance, mother dance, bouquet toss, garter toss, and pics with the bride and groom. At that point there is only dancing left. No worries.

    Post # 15
    1521 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    If your ceremony would be at 4, do it on a Sunday. People might be less inclined to come on Friday since they will likely have to take a day off work or leave early.

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