(Closed) Have wedding on Friday at dream venue or keep looking?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Friday at my dream venue or Saturday somewhere else?
    Have it where you want on Friday : (38 votes)
    93 %
    Keep looking for somewhere to have it on Saturday : (3 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    352 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @jenniferjane:There is absolutely nothing wrong with a Friday wedding. If they want to be there, they will make sure to be there. Do what you feel is best ๐Ÿ˜€

    Post # 4
    224 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Hmm…that is tough! I completely understand why you wanted to have it on a Saturday, but if you LOVE the venue and it works for you I say go for it! If I was a guest I wouldn’t look at it as rude, but that is just me, I am very go with the flow…and if you were someone I was close too or a close enough family member I would work it out to attend your wedding! Also, if there are people already flying out for the event, I doubt it would be any issue! Heck, even the people that are driving can make a weekend out of it! Hope this was helpful!


    Edit: We are having a friday wedding! 1: it is usually cheaper and 2: Think of it as ‘yay! less dinners to pay for!’

    Post # 5
    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I think Friday weddings are fine! We went to a Friday wedding in May and I kind of liked it because it meant we had the rest of the weekend free as well! Especially if its a semi-destination wedding, people might be able to make more out of the weekend!

    Post # 6
    2442 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    If you don’t mind fewer people at the ceremony I say you should absolutely go for it!  

    Post # 7
    677 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Having weddings on a friday is actually recommended as a budget saver because a lot of vendors are cheaper on fridays (they are less busy and have more time to focus on you as well) I think that there can be a lot of positives to this, sure, some people wont be able to make it, but on the plus side that will also save you money. The only thing that would make me worry is if someone really important to me (like a grandparent) couldnt make it to a friday ceremony, otherwise I think it should work out for the best.

    Post # 8
    227 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I struggled with the same exact thing.  We found our dream venue but it was booked every Sat in June.  I also was concerned about having my wedding on a Friday night too, but ultimately decided that people will be there and we booked it!!  Now I’m totally excited and 100% happy with the decision.  I say BOOK IT!

    Post # 10
    3866 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I say go for it!

    We didn’t, despite loving the idea of a Friday the 13th wedding.  But too many people we knew wouldn’t be able to get the time off due to where they worked, so we stuck with a Saturday.

    If it’d been a matter of Friday or none, we would’ve definitely taken the friday and sent the info out even SOONER! LOL!

    I would recommend sending out info sooner than you normally would DUE to that…. it’ll give people more time to request the time off and save up for it.

    Post # 11
    106 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I think you should go for it. I am having a Thursday night wedding for various reasons so I’m all for it!

    Post # 12
    9056 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I had a Friday wedding about an hour away from “home”, and I didn’t really find that too many people couldn’t make it.  The ones that were closest to us made arrangements, and truth be told, it kind of saved us from having the random coworkers/casual acquaintances/dates that so many people complain about ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 13
    128 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I had this same dilemma back in August of 2010.  I had dreamed of the particular venue for quite some time and they were completely booked the Saturday I wanted and they few prior and after.  I went ahead and took the Friday (one month away now!) and am SO glad I did.  Not only did this work out just fine for everyone, I have received major discounts because of the Friday wedding!!  My DJ and photographer (both big ticket items) offered discounts because of the Friday wedding.  Ultimately??  We can spend more of that hard-earned cash on a honeynmoon ๐Ÿ™‚  I knew that if I booked a different venue, I would be thinking of the one I loved too much.

    Post # 14
    39 posts
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I say book it.  You love it right?  It’s your wedding.  I have to be reminded of this all the time.  Gotta be a little more selfish LOL.  My sister had a Friday wedding (ceremony at about 4:30 and reception start at 6 or so).  No one complained and apparently there were some awesome after parties. In various locations.  Everyone who attended was able to party and then party some more and then sleep in on Saturday.  So no pressure to travel back home on a Sunday feeling, let’s just say, less than fresh?  Also, since it was late Friday afternoon my brother-in-law’s co-workers were given the afternoon off so they could attend the ceremony if they wanted to (he’s well liked at his job).  Very cool!

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