(Closed) Venue & Date Conflict

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Date Conflict with venue: What would you do?
    Friday Night Wedding : (8 votes)
    26 %
    (option has been deleted) : (20 votes)
    65 %
    Move wedding to summer 2014 : (0 votes)
    Forget about dream venue and find a new one : (3 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
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    4352 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I would do anything except the Friday. If you two aren’t in a rush 2014 sounds like the best option.

    Post # 4
    Member
    6743 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I would totally do it on a Saturday and just wait 2 months for the honeymoon.  Not everyone goes on their honeymoon right away and think about the two months of anticipation between your wedding and the honeymoon!  They say the best part of a vacation is all the anticipation that leads up to it.  That will give you two extra months to finish all your thank you cards and go through all the gifts and maybe even get some proofs from your photog all before you go on your honeymoon – it will probably be even less stressful because when you come back, you’ll have less wedding stuff to do!  It almost makes your wedding and honeymoon period from 1-3 weeks long to 2+ months long.  So much fun! 

    Have I talked you into it yet???

    Personally, I would NOT wait 4+ months for my wedding just so my honeymoon could be right after the wedding.  I would wait for the perfect time to honeymoon and the perfect time to wed, even if they’re not both around the same time as each other!

    You should add a poll.

    ETA:  I also think it’s unfair to have Friday weddings and they’re a lot less fun for your guests.  Either people are tired from the workweek or they have to take off to be there.  Since it’s not REALLY a destination wedding, some people may not want to stay the whole weekend anyway and may only have the time/money to come for the one day.  Those who do want to stay the whole weekend can always extend their stay by coming earlier or leaving later.  I, personally, would do the Friday as my last resort. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    6743 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Your wedding is your time to be selfish.  If that’s what makes you happy, then do it.  I would pick a perfect venue on a Friday over a venue I don’t like on a Saturday.  Because your dates are so hard to find and everything is almost booked for 2013 (not surprisingly as most venues and vendors book 12+ months in advance), and since you already looked for 3 months and couldn’t find anything, I doubt you will all of a sudden find something now that’s better. 

    I think honeymoons are very romantic, but I don’t think the romance will be taken away because it’s 2 months down the road.  But, if you feel that way, that’s up to you.  And if your Fiance wants a Friday wedding over a Saturday wedding 4-6+ months later, then that doesn’t leave you many options. 

    Again, I wouldn’t do a Friday wedding personally because of how inconvenient it is and I want my wedding to be a fun party for everyone involved (both me and my guests).  Also, I’ve been to Friday weddings and I’ve always left the wedding early and been too tired from work to have any fun and I was annoyed that I either had to take the day off or leave work early.   

    Post # 8
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    6892 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    If it were me, I would do it on that Saturday and then wait for the honeymoon. That’s what we did. We had just started new jobs and didn’t want to ask for the time off, so we aren’t going on our honeymoon until next March (1 year anniversary). We went on a mini-moon two hours away the night of our wedding and had a blast, plus it’s just more romantic to have a nice suite than to come home on your wedding night, IMO.

    But yeah, that’s what I would do because Fridays with your guests being Out of Town and farther away doesn’t sound good and I would never be able to wait an extra year. One year of planning was way too long for me anyway! πŸ™‚

    Post # 10
    Member
    8337 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I would just wait on the honeymoon personally.

    Post # 11
    Member
    172 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I am having my wedding on a Friday night in 2013. I think it’s totally fine to do that!

    Post # 12
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    11272 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    i think you should do the saturday and wait for your honeymoon

    or

    find another venue.

    having your wedding on the friday would be very inconvenient for guests travelling the few hours away.  they would have to take the full day off of work.

     

    Post # 13
    Member
    569 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We had a Friday wedding and nobody minded. We had no more than the average number of declines. I don’t see the big deal so long as you give plenty of advance warning.

    Post # 15
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    582 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    My wedding is on a friday August 23, 2013 to be exact! πŸ™‚ Not too worried about it being a problem, I have been to Friday wedding, Wednesday Weddings and even a Monday wedding. If people want to be there they will be no matter what day of the week it is! 

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