(Closed) HELPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP me Friday Weddings

posted 7 years ago in August 2013
Post # 17
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I love your venue too!

I think as long as you give people advance notice, you’ll be fine. But I’d definitely tell them ax soon as possible so they can plan. 

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Friday weddings aren’t my favorite because you often have to leave work early and I hate asking to do that. Many people do not mind that at all, but being a teacher and already having over 2 months off a year, I feel terrible to ask to leave early. You should be fine as long as you send out save the dates so people can make arrangements as necessary.

Post # 19
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

We’re having a Friday wedding. We’re sending out save the dates soon so that people can plan–90% of our guest list is from out of town. Most of it is family anyway, so I’m sure we’ll have a huge chunk coming.

Post # 20
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I love your venue!

My wedding will be on September 21 and it is a Friday and Majority of my FI’s family are out of town and they are all coming except for 3 families. 

You should be fine if you let them know ahead of time.

We sent out our invites months ago and it worked out fine. 

 

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m having a Friday wedding a week ahead of you.

Our guestlist is dominated by teachers though, so days of the week in the summer are meaningless.

I’m hoping it’s not a big deal. I know it’ll be tough on a few people and I understand if they can’t make it. I hope we didn’t put anyone in a really tough spot, but we asked around before we booked the date and all the key people seemed fine with it.

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m another Friday bride, in September 2013. I’ve been to THREE Friday weddings in the past couple of years, one of which was on the opposite coast. I’ll be going to another West Coast Saturday wedding in the spring but I have to take off Friday anyway to be there in time. I really don’t mind taking Fridays off for my friend’s weddings.

I talked to many of the guests who would need to travel and most were fine with a Friday. It gives them Saturday to explore and Sunday to travel home. I do expect that a few people won’t be able to make it, but I really do think most of our guests will come regardless.

Post # 23
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I am in your shoes, same date and everything! My family is all over the country and my FI’s family all lives in Pittsburgh.  I am hoping that since most of my family is retired there won’t be an issue, but I worry about it too.

Post # 24
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288 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I had a Friday wedding, and I don’t think the day was an issue AT ALL. Every single local person we invited came. Our only declines were people who couldn’t have traveled that far anyway — it really had nothing to do with the day of the week.

Now, we did start our wedding at 6:30pm so people didn’t have to miss work — you might have more luck with a later start time like that rather than something earlier in the day.

Post # 25
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I know that venue!!  I work just down the road.  Orlando brides unite :0)

I think sending Save-The-Date Cards is important if you are going to have a Friday wedding because I know I would personally take off from work early that day if not take the whole day off depending on how far of a drive it would be.  It is nice though for out of town guests that they do not have to drive/fly home on a Sunday and can enjoy the rest of their weekend.  Plus, you live in Orlando so there is a TON of stuff for your out of town guests to enjoy the whole weekend after! 

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

we had a friday wedding in june. everything turned out great. when we sent out our invites a couple people bitched it was too early but its a friday wedding people need to request off. those who wanna be there will be. im sure you will be just fine. good luck. & the venue is very nice !

Post # 27
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11165 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

We had a Friday wedding and it was absolutely worth it. We saved thousands of dollars, got several perks from grateful vendors and out of the 165 guests invited 130 attended. Nearly all of our guests had to drive the two hours to the venue and my entire family lived 12+ hours away.

 

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