Post # 1
Do your venues have a significant price difference if you were to have your wedding on Friday or Sunday instead of Saturday? Time of the reception might factor in as well. Our venue (which will also do catering) is willing to give us about 10% off for a dinner reception and the minimum will also be waived for Friday or Sunday. How are your experiences?
Post # 2
We chose a Sunday for religious reasons but I think it was 20% off. It didn’t save us a whole bunch.
Post # 3
I asked about a Sunday wedding but there was not a difference as it was the popular season. Off season is cheaper but it was not a price difference between days of the week
Post # 4
ironmaidelah: How come? 20% off sounds quite a bit.
Post # 5
The price difference might be nice, but I would also consider how your guests would feel about having to attend a Friday or Sunday wedding. I think for us, our venue would have been $500 off, so about 25% off. We didn’t look into how much less the other vendors were since we decided to do the Saturday wedding.
Post # 6
Daughter #2 to marry – Didn’t save 1 cent, for having a Sunday night wedding.
Daughter #1 to marry – saved about $50 a guest, for a Sunday night vs. Saturday night. Friday nights were about $50 less, too. We didn’t really save – we were just able to host 50 more guests, given the budget.
Both were over a 3-day, summer holliday weekend. We didn’t plan it that way. #1 fell in love with the venue, from a photo in a bridal magazine, years before. Every Saturday night was booked, from spring-fall, when we visited a year before. For #2, it was a historic, performance venue; the only times they didn’t schedule performances, were over holiday weekends.
Post # 7
Ours is only $200 cheaper for a Friday.
Post # 8
socalgirl1689: every place we looked didn’t actually have cheaper prices on off seasons or off days, just a lower minimum. We knew we would meet the minimum with the number of people we would be inviting so this didn’t factor into our decision at all.
Post # 9
Our venue was the same per person no matter what day but the catering minimum was a bit lower for Friday and Sundays. I think it was a $10K food/beverage minimum versus $12K on Saturday. Time of day didn’t matter since they only do one wedding a day. We went wanted a Saturday though so we didn’t even consider Friday or Sunday.
Post # 10
The venue I want is $2000 to host the ceremony/reception on a Sunday-Friday. $4000 on a Saturday. So yeah you can sure bet I’m planning on the cheaper of the 2 haha
Post # 11
Our venue is $80 cheaper per person on Sunday as opposed to Saturday. Friday is $30 cheaper per person than Saturday, which is what we went with (we’re paying $156 pp)
Post # 12
My venue quoted 15$ per person cheaper for friday and Sunday weddings
Post # 13
Our venue was a building in a city park, so the price was the same no matter when in the year/week the rental occurred.
Post # 14
No money, but they upgraded our bar for free. ~$1000 value and will be nice for our guests.
Post # 15
We are saving about $1300 by having a Friday wedding. It could have been more of we had scheduled it earlier in the day. A Sunday brunch wedding probably would’ve been the cheapest time slot.