(Closed) HELPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP me Friday Weddings

posted 6 years ago in August 2013
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)

I had a Friday wedding last September, and I’ll say that no one RSVP’ed “no” because it was a Friday wedding. If they couldn’t come, the answer would have been the same for a Saturday wedding that weekend. Friday weddings are awesome, and I know you’re going to have an amazing one! Your venue is beautiful!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Beautiful venue!  I also had a Friday wedding with a number of out-of-town guests, and I only had one guest not come because she couldn’t take off work.  I think that as long as you sent out Save-The-Date Cards or invitations early enough, it’s not an issue for most people.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

mine will be a friday wedding next year too.  I think it will be ok and people can easily make an acception to come to a wedding of someone special in their life, even if it is a Friday

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

July 6 was our friday wedding and only 2 out of the 45 people who showed up lived in the area. Send out STD and youll be fine. If there willing to travel Friday will not make a difference.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Okay first of all that is a BEAUTIFUL venue! Congrats!!! Secondly I am going to be having a Friday wedding next year as well. I was a little hesitant about it at first as well, but my coordinator explained how she actually had a friday wedding and that a lot of her guests preferred it compared to a Saturday wedding! She said that her guests actually loved being able to go to a Friday wedding and then still have their weekend all to themselves because people really value their weekend time. Even though they might have to take work off, they would only have to do it for half a day anyways, they won’t have to take the entire Friday off – unless they are coming from very, very far away. Even then having to take off one day of work isn’t that big of a deal compared to watching someone you love get married! I think most guests will show up so don’t worry ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My wedding is on a Friday, and out of town for all guests seeing as my guests are stretched out across the province. We’re doing an evening ceremony to ensure our guests can make it to the wedding. Those that love you and your Fiance will make a way to share your day with you. As long as you send an STD well in advance, it allows people to plan accordingly.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Mine will be on a Friday. I have been SO nervous about the same thing! I’d like to think that my friends and family will find a way to be there and share the day with us.

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@soccergurl:  Yes.  My wedding was on Friday night of Memorial Day weekend, and I had a semi-destination wedding that was about an hour and a half away from my closest guests, three-to-five hours away from the next large groups of guests, and many hundreds of miles away from our other guests. 

We still had 148 people come to our wedding, and we would have had two more if one couple had not experienced a family emergency in another state several days prior to our wedding. We did not even send Save-The-Date Cards, because I did not want to have to finalize my guest lists that many months in advance.  My invitations went out about eight weeks prior to our RSVP deadline, which was set for three weeks prior to our wedding. I think you’ll be fine.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I second send out the save the dates, and clearly mark the date as a Friday. I know we had a couple people not able to come because ours is on a Friday, but the majority of the people are coming, some surprising us by arriving Thursday.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

That place is beautiful! Awesome choice on venues! And I agree, I don’t think it will matter too much. As long as you send STD’s people have time to plan to take off and come. And everyone loves weddings so most people will definitely still come. Not sure how far majority is traveling but if its driving a couple hours maybe just make sure to have a later wedding so people can possibly travel that morning. And guests may like it better because they have 2 days to relax and recover before heading back to work on Monday ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

We had a Friday wedding, but the only Out of Town guests were my family.  We loved having Saturday to relax and see people. We had a great lunch with our friends that day…it was nice and laid back. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

wow!nice venue!

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