Post # 1
Can I pick your brains? We are having a Friday wedding and I’d kinda like to point that out on the save the dates. However the design we love doesn’t leave room for tons of text.
Do you think I could do the numerical date “8-2-13” on the front and maybe on the back write out “Friday, August 2nd 2013” and include some hotel info?
I want the date to be big and stand out. If I have to write out “Friday, August” then it’ll be smaller. Should I suck it up and give up on the big 8-2-13 so that my guests are better informed? Or should I trust them to figure it our by either noticing the back or checking out the website or y’know – looking at a calendar?
Post # 3
I think as long as it is clear that you should look at the back (i.e. it is a postcard or the back has a design that stands out too) that is fine. If you’re not sure people would look at the back you may want Friday to be somewhere on the front.
Post # 4
I think the big date across the front works well, and then on the back where you include hotel info put the friday.. so it might look like this….
Koi424 & man she’s marrying
Friday August 2nd, 2013
Then list all the hotel information here……..
and here….. etc……………………………………
I do think it’s important for people to realize it’s a friday though, and they may not look at a calendar right away.
Hope that helps!
Post # 5
People WILL assume the wedding is a saturday unless you tell them otherwise, many times. We spelled out Sunday, 24 June 2012 on our Save-The-Date Cards and on the actual invitation, and still had people express surprise when they were reminded that it was on a sunday. People get into wedding habits and have to be reminded when something is not what they might expect.
Post # 6
I just put the date on mine and everyone figured out it was a Friday themselves. Just make sure you mention it in conversation too but honestly the date should be sufficient.
Post # 7
I don’t think it’s necessary but I also don’t think it will look weird to put Friday on there – that is technically the formal way to write it out. Although, our invites say Saturday but the Save-The-Date Cards did not. If it fits great, if it doesn’t I wouldn’t worry about it too much.
Post # 8
@MrsWBS: +1 I don’t even remember if I had Friday on my save the dates… They all figured it out just fine.
Post # 9
- Wedding: October 2012 - Watch tower lodge, Black hawk state Park Rock Island, IL
Coming from someone who is having a friday wedding, make sure you spell it out! we are two weeks away and still have people surprised its a friday! we sent out STD and formal invitations…and make sure you remind everyone involved in the wedding that it is a friday so they can take off of work or school!
Post # 10
I would feel more comfortable putting Friday somewhere where you’re sure it will be seen. I don’t know what time the wedding will be, but local people might have to take a day off from work and long-distance people might have to take more than one day off, and that needs to be planned for in advance. I’ve never been to a wedding that wasn’t on a Saturday, so I might incorrectly assume. I would probably check a calendar to be sure, but I can’t actually recall whether I’ve done that in the past.
Post # 11
I would put Friday on there. I know as a guest I wouldn’t look at the calendar when I received a STD and just assume the wedding is on a Friday.
Post # 12
I would put a 8-2-13 on the front and then a cute calendar graphic on the back. I really think doing something visual is the only way the day of the week will register with your guests.
Post # 13
@LittleRiver: Oh the calendar is a very good idea. I love visuals.
I’m glad to know other Friday brides were able to get away with not plastering Friday all over everything. 🙂
I’m torn because I love the look of the big date. I’ll keep playing around with the design to see what I can do.
Thanks for the advice! Keep it coming if you have any other ideas or stories! They are all helpful!
Post # 14
Our Save the Dates for our Friday wedding don’t have “Friday” spelled out on the actual Save the Dates – just “September 20, 2013” – but I plan to add a note to each envelope with the date REALLY spelled out, hotel information, and our website. Can’t hurt!
Post # 15
I would err on the side of caution and list Friday on the STD. That way you are making it very very clear well in advance that it is on a Friday — what people do with that information is up to them!
Post # 16
i had a friday wedding and did not explicitly state that it was going to be on a friday on the Save the Date and everyone got the gist of it–
on the actual invitation i wrote out: friday, july twenty seventh two thousand twelve