(Closed) Thoughts about a Friday wedding…

posted 4 years ago in Guests
  • poll: Would you attend a Friday wedding?
    Absolutely : (72 votes)
    79 %
    I would only show up to the reception : (11 votes)
    12 %
    No way : (8 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 31
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    Busy bee

    Our wedding was Friday. We chose it because we preferred it so guests could still have their whole weekend free. It cost exactly the same as a Saturday and Saturday availability still existed when we booked. Our ceremony was at 6:30 thoygh. Everyone except one person made it to both the reception and ceremony. 

    My cousin had a Friday wedding but had her ceremony at 2 pm. I made the reception but not the ceremony. I think if you are doing g a Friday, it is best to have a later ceremony.

    Post # 32
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    828 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    We are having a Friday wedding. At first I hated the idea, as our ceremony is only able to be at 4:30 at the latest, but we had to do what we had to do. And it is saving us $7,500 so we really couldn’t pass that up. We haven’t had any complaints so far, most people are happy to take a few hours or a day off from work. We did give everyone plenty of notice though because I know a lot of people who have to put their vacation time in at the beginning of the year. 

    Post # 33
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    570 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    We are getting married on a Thursday, so I’m all for it!

    Post # 34
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    769 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: Saint Domingue

    krystle5712:  You don’t have an option for “it depends.”  

    We were unable to attend one we were invited to as it would have meant leaving work early to get there on time and I simply don’t have the paid time off to devote to anyone besides my immediate family.  

    This was a waaaay out of town wedding to boot. 

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 10 months ago by  JaybirdsInJackboots. Reason: Added extra info
    Post # 35
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    1604 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    In NYC, many people, including me, can take off early on Fridays.  I would attend. 

    Post # 36
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    1199 posts
    Bumble bee

    It would depend who you are, when it was, where it was, and how much vacation time I had. 

    My sister/close family member? Super. My friend who lives in the same city? Great. Distant relative getting married halfway across the country in December? Maybe not. Also it would depend on flight times I could get and when the ceremony/reception was. 

    Post # 37
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    451 posts
    Helper bee

    We’re having a Friday wedding this month! Almost everyone invited is attending. We are starting our wedding at 6 pm, and then move right onto the reception in the same place. We will be there around 3 or so for pictures/set up, and we have limos bringing us, our party and almost all the guests both ways. Some people will be missing a day of work, but with everyone’s schedules all over the place these days, that would happen no matter when we decided to marry.

    Post # 38
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    980 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2016 - Blue Hound Farm

    Better than a Sunday, but doesn’t thrill me. If nearby I’d def go but further than an hour and a half drive, probably not except for family

    Post # 39
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    619 posts
    Busy bee

    Love Friday weddings, but love them even more when they start later. 

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