(Closed) Help!! Torn between having a date or a venue….

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: What would you do?
    So-So location with perfect date? : (2 votes)
    4 %
    Favorite location on a Sunday or Friday? : (32 votes)
    68 %
    Just wait 3 months for the Aug Saturday? : (13 votes)
    28 %
    Other suggestions? : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    What’s wrong with a Friday or Sunday wedding?

    Post # 4
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    3219 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    Personally I would wait the 3 months! Your gonna want the extra time for planning too!

    Post # 5
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    2111 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Could you do it on a long weekend Sunday in May? That way lots of people get Monday off work? That’s what SIL did but during the Sept long weekend in 2006. Everything is usually cheaper on Sundays too!

    Post # 6
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    351 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    If you have your heart set on a May wedding, then do a Sunday wedding! I did the same, haha, I wanted a summer wedding and at the venue of my choice, there were no Saturdays available, the next free Saturday wasn’t until November 20th! HA, thats also my Birthday, so I chose a Sunday. I was hesitant at first, about having a wedding on a Sunday but its really not a big deal. People can take off from work Monday if they feel the need to.

    Post # 7
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    8353 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    If it were me, I would convince my Fiance to wait the additonal 3 months to get the venue I am in love with. My Fiance didn’t even have a say in the date. We had first decided that we wanted 9/10/11, but the venue that we wanted was way out of our budget, so I changed it to 3/31/11 so we could get a discount on the rate. We are also having our wedding on a Thursday because the cost is less. For us, our venue choice came first and the date was secondary.

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    While the venue might not give you a discount for a Friday/Sunday wedding, many other vendors (band/dj, photographers, etc) will! I say go for a Friday/Sunday wedding in May–you don’t really need the extra time to plan (unless you’re trying to save up money).

    Post # 9
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    703 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We moved our date to a Friday to have the location we wanted.  🙂 

    Post # 10
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    1135 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    For me, the date was the most important thing–my wedding wasn’t really about where we had it; it was about taking this huge step in the presence of the most important people in our lives.  So we went with the only date that worked for everyone we wanted to be there.  Then I went with a venue that was available on that date, even though it didn’t fit all my ideal criteria.  You’re going to remember who’s there celebrating with you, but the details of the venue will fade.  However, if everyone you want in attendance can be there on all of these dates, then go ahead and get the venue you want!

    Post # 11
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    549 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I say absolutely go for the location on a Friday or a Sunday… if there’s a sunday on a long weekend you could do, go for that too haha!  I would rather have the place I love and enjoy my pictures (thats what you will see for years to come) then to go with a so-so place just to get a saturday, then looking back at pictures without much of a backdrop.  I’m a photographer, so maybe that’s why… but just my two cents!

    Post # 13
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    2532 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We had our heart set on a date as well (October) and then our venue only had 2 weekends in August. So we went with August! Im so happy because I love our venue AND I cannot imagine having to wait another 2 months to get married!!!

    Go with your venue – the date doesnt really matter!

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I got married on a Monday just to be able to afford my venue. Absolutely no regrets, if I could do it all over again I’d do the same thing. Everyone who was really close to us made it regardless of the date. Some people left a little early but they all had small kids so it could’ve been the same if we did it on a Saturday. The memories I have of the day, the beauty of the venue in pictures, and my guests’ impression of the wedding will last forever.

    Post # 15
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    5797 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I’d do a Sunday/Friday in May (personally I prefer Friday weddings). August is going to be HOT, especially if the ceremony is outside

    Post # 16
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I would wait the three months and get the venue you love on a Saturday (especially because they don’t do Friday/Monday discounts). But I could be biased, because we’re having a 2.5 year engagement. 🙂

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