(Closed) Save the Dates – mentioning Friday Wedding

posted 7 years ago in Paper
  • poll: What would you choose?
    Big Date "8-2-13" on Front. They'll figure it out : (19 votes)
    36 %
    Write out the small "Friday, August 2nd" on Front. It's important to make sure they notice. : (34 votes)
    64 %
    Other..... : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    70 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    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
    174 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    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
                                                    Central Jersey
                                              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
    2281 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    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
    1212 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    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
    11744 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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
    107 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @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
    714 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2020 - establishment theatre

    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
    790 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    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
    2556 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    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
    2363 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    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 # 14
    272 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    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
    185 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    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
    1018 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    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

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