(Closed) friday wedding….

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We chose a friday for ours! We are having somewhat of a smaller wedding (about 120 guests) and felt it fit for us, and besides the cost of some of the vendors being cheaper (not by much) its the fact we get to extend the weekend with family before we leave for the honeymoon and to relax a little more which is great 🙂

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I got married on a Friday and I loved it!! For one, it cut down on the guestlist.  We got married at 5 PM in downtown Atlanta so that automatically meant people couldn’t make it due to traffic and work obligations so we were able to OVER invite since we knew people wouldn’t come.  Two, our honeymoon cruise left on Sunday and we wanted an extra day to enjoy all of our Out of Town guests. and three, I’ve always wanted a Friday evening candlelit wedding (no particular reasoning there). LOL!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We also had our wedding on a friday. mostly because all the venues in our area had all their saturdays booked up 2 years in advance!

Our ceremony started at 5:30 and we sat down to supper at 6:15. A lot of guests commented on how nice it was to still have their whole weekend to relax, instead of waking up on a Sunday morning with a hangover!  And a big bonus was that our hall was half price rental on a friday as opposed to a saturday!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We’re getting married on a Friday because our venue had NO Saturdays available and there was a nice discount for getting married on a Friday.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

We were married on a Friday evening. We originally wanted a Saturday but our dream venue couldn’t accommodate our head count or price point for a Saturday event. They required atleast 100 people and a minimum of $7500 worth of food and beverage and we had 75 guests and were only looking to spend around $5000. At first I was a little bummed but as time went on, the Friday wedding grew on me. Now that it’s over and done with, I absolutely LOVED getting married on a Friday. It was a great kickoff to the weekend and we still had 2 full days to recover before going back to work (we left for our Honeymoon 2 weeks later). We didn’t have a single guest complain about having to leave work early (or take the day off, in some cases) and everyone arrived to the ceremony with time to spare. If I had to do it again and had the option to pick between a Friday or Saturday wedding, I would stick with Friday. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Friday wedding here we come. I realized that a Friday wedding had perks… and I like perks. The venue offered a cheaper option for Fridays. DJ and photography were 1/2 off for Friday. Saving thousands of dollars is always a bonus in my eyes. I have been to Firday weddings and didn’t mind taking off the day to travel. You get extra time to enjoy the city and family/friends. We have to travel to our wedding in my home town then travel back before the honeymoon. A Friday wedding allows us to leave for the honeymoon on Monday… which is cheaper than Sunday.

Did I mention that it’s SOOO MUCH CHEAPER!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

We are getting married on a Tuesday that is the anniversary of the day we met.  We’d rather have a meaningful date than a random one and the cost savings didn’t hurt either.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2022

Honestly? because it was Cheaper. Our Venue on Saturdays had plates starting at 110/pp and on friday 85/pp 🙂

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We got married on Friday, mainly because we wanted to get married in October and there were only Friday’s available at the venue we wanted to have the reception at. There was one Saturday but it was the first of October and wanted it a little later in the month. But we saved some money on the venue and some of the other extras having a Friday wedding, but not enough to chose a Friday wedding on solely saving money. Having a friday wedding, alot of people did not come to the actual wedding itself at the church but they all came for the party after lol

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We are! It’s cheaper and we liked the date.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We are! I just always thought Friday was kinda cool as then you still have the rest of the weekend, it lends itself to an evening ceremony and it worked well for us because my Dad is getting married the Sunday before (they picked their date a year ago) and our family is coming over from Ireland for that. This way I get to have them attend my wedding too without having to get married at huge cost over there, or ask them to fly over twice. With the Sunday and following Friday weddings they can fly Saturday to Saturday and get us all in!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Initially I wanted to get married in the fall, but my fiance teaches and begged for a summer wedding. I didn’t want to be a june bride, but it worked better for his schedule. Friday seemed more logical to me for some reason. The following friday is my parents anniversary and I didn’t want to take their date away from them. It works out that it’s father’s day weekend and I’ll get to spend at least part of the day with my dad… BONUS!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

We’re having a Friday wedding.  It was a tough decision for us.  But, our venue is several thousand dollars cheaper, and had an early june Friday available.  If we’d stuck with a Saturday, we would have had to wait until June 30th.  Almost all of my family is local, so everyone assured me that the people who want to and are GOING to be there, would make sure to be there on a Tuesday, let alone a Friday.  I did a lot of research about Friday weddings and it turns out they are getting more and more popular…guests seem to actually like Friday weddings more because it still leaves them with the whole weekend.  Our ceremony is at 7pm, so it will be a nice time of day and still allows people to get off of work around their usual time if they are unable to get off earlier that day.  I think it’s a really good idea.

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