Post # 1
Today fh and I went to look at some more reception venues, and I was really impressed by both, however the prices were not…(LOL). One of the coordinators recommended that we host our wedding on a Friday or Sunday as it will save us alot of $$$, and looking at the big picture it most definitely will.
BUT…with a Friday wedding we have to worry about people taking off of work, and on Sunday we have to worry about people leaving early so that they can go to work the next day….WHAT SHOULD I DO????
What day is your wedding on??
Please help, I’m soooo confused now!!!!
Post # 3
We had a Saturday wedding, so that’s no help there. But as a guest, if I had to choose between a Friday and Sunday wedding, personally I’d choose the Friday one so that I could come after work (or leave work early) and not have to worry about getting up/traveling the next day.
Post # 4
We’re having a Sunday wedding. We’re starting our ceremony at 3:30 pm so we can have the festivities wrapped up by 9, for those who have work in the morning (it’s Columbus Day weekend so some people may be off on Monday)
Post # 5
Mine is on a Sunday and I’m not worried about people leaving early. The cermony starts at 2:30 so it won’t end too late. Also, I’m date twins with the above poster and some people will be off the next day.
Post # 6
Our wedding is on a Sunday but it helps it is labor day weekend so we get to save money but the place we are having dinner is allowing us to stay til midnight otherwise it would be 10pm. I don’t think anyone will stay that late. We are just having a small wedding and dinner. No dancing reception. We were thinking of having it on a Thursday but Sunday worked best for most people. More then likely they will already have off and I rather have someone there and leave early then not at all.
We just went to a Friday wedding. Luckily I didn’t have to worry about taking off but my FH did and he was able to do it. Just depends on how close they are too you if they are willing to take off. If anything they prob would at least come to dinner and/or reception. So I say do what makes you happy and saves you money 🙂
Post # 7
We are Sunday on Memorial Day weekend. The only way I would choose Sunday is if it is a holiday weekend.
Fridays have been popular but be prepared to have very few people at your ceremony. A lot of people don’t take time off work and just head to the reception.
Post # 8
My wedding is also on a Sunday, but on a holiday weekend (Columbus Day). As a preference, I would prefer Sunday, however, if it’s on a Friday, I would prefer that it is later so that I don’t have to take off work or rush to get there on time.
Alternatively, if you choose a Sunday and are worried about people leaving early, have it on a holiday weekend or earlier in the day.
Post # 9
We are doing a Friday night one. It’s Dec. 30th so all our out of town family will still be around from xmas so we are doing a 3pm ceremony with a 5:30 dinner (cocktail time to fill while we do some photos). But if you do a friday night one you can do an afternoon or night ceremony then you can party into the night.
Post # 10
We are having a friday night wedding. I struggled with the idea of it at first, but the more I thought about it and the more friends/family I talked to I realized it didn’t matter to them. They will be there no matter what and if people have to take a day off or 1/2 day from work it’s really not that big of a deal.
I didn’t like the idea of Sunday at all mainly because people work the next day, but I know a lot of people are having Sunday weddings now.
Post # 11
I would prefer a Friday night than a Sunday for the same reasons as the above poster. I was trying to have ours on a Friday to save money, but Fiance said no because he didn’t want people to have to take off work. I told him that wasn’t a big deal, but he explained that he has been upset in the past when he’s had to take off to attend in the past, even though he does it anyway (for me)
Post # 12
We choose to go with a Friday night wedding, because Fiance wants it to see be a party type of atmosphere, and we were afraid people would leave early on Sunday. It saves a TON of money!
And yes, I know it may be an inconvenience to our many Out of Town guests, but I figure the people who really want to be there will make it happen regardless of the day!
Post # 13
I’d prefer going to a Friday wedding if it’s evening and a Sunday wedding if it’s morning or afternoon. That way I could give more time over to the event. I’m attending a Thursday wedding in August and I know that I’ll have to leave pretty early in order to go to work 🙁
Post # 14
I’d prefer a Sunday wedding so that I wouldn’t have to take time off work to get ready and travel to the wedding if it were a Friday.
Post # 15
Friday wedding here! I was nervous at first about this, but our venue only offers rentals Friday and Sunday. I went with Friday to give folks the weekend to recover. It’s kind of like a “date night” for many of our guests. Fridays are becoming much more popular these days. My cousin even exclaimed “Yay! I LOVE Friday weddings!” Works for me!
Post # 16
I’d also like to add, that for Friday weddings, for maximum attendance, the later the better. Our ceremony will start at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm). It will be a 20 minute ceremony, then a cocktail hour while we take photos, and dinner at 8:30. (We will have snacks at cocktail hour to keep tummies from rumbling til dinner.) Then the party begins!