(Closed) Pros and Cons: Friday vs Sunday Weddings

posted 8 years ago in Venue
  • poll: Which is better?

    Friday night at your 1st choice

    Sunday night at your 1st choice

    Saturday night at your 4th or 5th choice

  • Post # 17
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I would pick the 4th choice venue if it allows you to do a Saturday wedding.

    Post # 18
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    We’ve decided on a Friday. We chose this date because our 5 year year anniversary falls on a Friday, and it’s an important date to us. We also chose Friday because of the cost savings. I would much rather attend a Friday wedding than a Sunday (unless it was on a holiday weekend where the Monday is off) With Friday you have the rest of the weekend to enjoy!!

    Post # 19
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    If I had to choose between Fri and Sun, I would definitely go with Sun.  If it is a Fri wedding the wedding party has to take both thurs and fri off for the wedding.  With sun you take the chance of people leaving early, but as long as you plan the day with the fact that people have to work the next day in mind it shouldn’t be a problem.

    Post # 20
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

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    @cant.wait.to.be.mrs.d:  Our Bridal Party didn’t have to take the Thursday off. Our rehearsal started at 5  and everyone was local. At the very most they only had to leave work an hour or two early depending on where their jobs were located. 

    Post # 21
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We’re doing Sunday morning. Out of Town guests (FI’s side lives in another state, requiring over 4 hours of travel and hotel accomodations) don’t have to miss work for the rehearsal or wedding; they can go back home after the wedding on Sunday. If we did it Saturday, they (family and GM) would’ve had to miss work and school for the rehearsal dinner.

    Post # 22
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2020 - establishment theatre

    we chose a friday night because its easier to get a friday off of work for most ppl than a monday, and most ppl would leave early on a sunday because of work or school on monday morning…

    Post # 23
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We’re having a Sunday wedding so I’m a bit biased. If it’s destination I would really prefer Saturday as a guest but it also depends on how long I would have to travel. If I can get there in a few hours then Friday or Sunday is fine. 

    Post # 24
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    My wedding will be SUnday… I would not do a Friday wedding because most of my in town guests would have issues.

    Wedding is from 3-10 (not too late and if guests leave early, like around 8 or 9, I am fine with that).  The date is super important to me but I was willing to compromise with fi and have it on Saturday.  However our venue was booked for Saturday. Most of my itown guests are joking about taking Monday off.  My oot guests will be taking a few days off for the wedding so it’s not an issue for them.

    Post # 25
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    Buzzing bee

    We’re doing Sunday instead of Friday because we have things leading up to the wedding, and people can make it to those more easily. Both have pros and cons, of course, but that one worked for us.

    Post # 26
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    For a Friday I think it really depends on where you live and how the traffic is. I went to a wedding on a Friday and took the day off of work. I gave myself 3 hours to get to the desitination, in Southern CA Friday traffic is awful, and I still missed the entire ceremony and ran in right before they were announced for the reception due to an accident that stopped the freeway. I didn’t like taking the day off of work and it still took my whole day. The last thing I would want is to work a full day only to rush home and have to get ready right away to get to a wedding. Sunday isn’t ideal either, but that would be my vote. If I’m taking Friday off I would much rather take the Monday off instead if I really wanted to party. 

    Post # 27
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Sunday, dinner.

    Most of our guests are Out of Town including ourselves so Friday wedding would have meant more time off work. We’ll be flying in from overseas and having our hens/bucks on the Friday night before as we don’t want to take two weeks of just for the wedding activities.

    Plus Sunday evening was the cheapest out of the whole Friday-Saturday-Sunday dinner/lunch options as well. 

    Post # 28
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2020 - establishment theatre

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    @cocobe:  I live in Iowa lol…it takes me about 30 min at the MOST to get from one end of town to the other side of the quad cities( its really 5 cities and their surronding little towns all clumped together, Yes i know its called the Quad cities…whatever lol) but I dont have traffic issues like that.

    Post # 29
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I did my wedding on a weekday but I had a Destination Wedding so everybody had to take leave off work anyway. for your case, I vote Saturday, but Friday definitely over Sunday.

    Post # 30
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    4th choice Saturday. Most people work on Fri, to do a full day of work and then a full ceremony and reception after is less than ideal. To attend a ceremony and reception on a Sunday night kind of sucks out the fun a bit – Sundays are “blah” and people have to go to work the next day.

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