(Closed) Married on Friday?

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Is having a wedding on a Friday a bad idea?
    Yes : (11 votes)
    11 %
    No : (71 votes)
    72 %
    Only if people aren't going to come : (16 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 3
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    3526 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I personally don’t think a friday wedding is a big deal. Especially for family I would definitely take the day off to come especially since it’s only 20mins away.

    But not everyone has the time off or maybe they already have a big family vacation planned that’s taking up all their time off. I know we usually plan vacations a year in advance.

    ETA: And  I think with your 8pm start time that is more considerate that most Friday weddings! I will have more than enough time to leave work at 5pm, go home shower, change and make it to the wedding with time to spare!

    Post # 4
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    686 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    wow, you are giving them PLENTY of time…don’t worry about this.  Have it on Friday, those who plan on attending will make time for it. 

    Post # 5
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    686 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    So, what’s the alternative?  I always hear brides say that weddings should be on the weekend so people are off work….ummm…I work on weekends, what about people who do not work Mon-Fri jobs? 

     

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Friday night, 8pm… what else are people gonna do?  A wedding sounds like a wonderful way to spend the evening to me!  and if they can’t appreciate that… well thats just sad.

     

    Post # 7
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    128 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    A friday wedding is absolutely fine. If majoirty of your guests will not have to travel far, then there is no issue. An 8 o’clock evening ceremony will not cause a burden to your guests.  The guests who truly want to celebrate your nupitals will be there. 

    Post # 8
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    128 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    A friday wedding is absolutely fine. If majoirty of your guests will not have to travel far, then there is no issue. An 8 o’clock evening ceremony will not cause a burden to your guests.  The guests who truly want to celebrate your nupitals will be there. 

    Post # 9
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    2190 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I think Friday weddings are great…TGIF, right? Its the best day out of the week so why not 🙂

    I would be pretty upset if my family (I’m guessing extended family) told me they might have to work…a year beforehand! Don’t worry about them, they can figure out their schedules. Plan your wedding when its best for you and your FH.

    Post # 10
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    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Our wedding is on a Friday and I have yet to hear one complaint about it. 98% of our guests are local (between 15-45 minutes from the venue) and those who aren’t are close family who will be coming regardless of when it was.

    Having our wedding on a Friday has allowed us to book my dream venue within our budget. Would we have preferred a Saturday? Sure, but I really don’t have a problem with it being on a Friday. As long as you start your ceremony later in the day (ours starts at 5:30) there won’t be any issues. Some guests will have to leave work early or take the day off but thats just something they’ll have to deal with if they want to be there.

    Friday weddings are becoming more and more common so they are definitely not a bad idea. 

    Post # 11
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    1944 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Friday weddings are perfectly fine. I loved my friends bc honestly…I still was able to have my whole weekend. You have over a year in advance notice and really people will take off work if need be for it. Some people are just so uptight whenever they hear something they are not used to. So I always say, who gives a damn what anyone else think? Are they paying for your wedding? NO.

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    If the guest list is mostly local, it’s fine, even if they have to take off work an hour or so early.  People from out of state, though, would have to take an extra day off work, regardless of whether they are 6 hours or 20 hours away.  (3/4s of my guest list from out of state, and 1/4 of the people who are coming wouldn’t have made it if it were any earlier in the day.)

    Post # 13
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    51 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    we’re doing a friday night wedding. 90% of guests are out of town so they can come for the wedding and enjoy the weekend. i dont really feel bad.

    Post # 14
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    7587 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I think if they’re local it’s not a problem.

    8pm is super late too. Why so late? Are you not feeding people? We had tons of out of staters and we knew it would be an issue for us. 

    Post # 15
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    916 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We’re getting married on a Thursday evening in Las Vegas, but we aren’t having any guests at the wedding so it works for us.

    I think a Friday wedding is a great idea and yes, 1 year notice is plenty! Try not to worry whether or not people are going to show up. It’s rude of them not to at least try to get out of work that day so maybe they will see that and change their minds. They have plenty of time to do so if you just stick to your guns and keep the wedding on Friday. It’s your decision, not theirs.

    Post # 16
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    767 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    If most of your guests are in the area, a Friday wedding isn’t a big deal at all!  Especially if you make it an evening wedding.  The only time I think its hard if if you ahev a lot of people otu of town so they will have to take 2 days off of work.  But takign 1 day or not even a fews hrs or possible NONE AT ALL… isn’t a big deal.  If a lot of people complained to me, I’d just say GREAT!  I can now invite B list people.

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