(Closed) Wedding on Friday vs Sunday? Need advice!

posted 4 years ago in Reception
  • poll: When should we hold our wedding:
    Friday 2016 : (49 votes)
    54 %
    Sunday 2016 : (20 votes)
    22 %
    Wait till a Saturday in 2017 : (20 votes)
    22 %
    I have another amazing venue option I listed below for a 2016 Saturday : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 2
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    seejanebee:  We had a Sunday wedding and it was great. Everyone stayed till 1am too because it was a fun party.

    Friday to me seems harder because people do work….. and Friday traffic…. they’ll be tired….. 

    Even though Monday is a work day, I feel people will enjoy themselves a lot more on a Sunday than a Friday.

     

    Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    Sunday brunch weddings are fun!

    Post # 4
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    2394 posts
    Buzzing bee

    We had a Friday evening wedding and almost all guests were from out of town. Almost all of our guests were family too, and no one had any problem taking one day off of work to come to the wedding. It was a BLAST and I would choose Friday again in a heartbeat. 

    Friday vs. Sunday: with our wedding being on Friday, we were able to spend the rest of the weekend lounging and spending quality non-stressed time with our families after the festivities. If the wedding had been that Sunday, I wouldn’t have been able to spend as much time with everyone because I would have been stressed out and handling tons of last minute details (as organized as I was, there were still last minute details – there always are!). I vote Friday.

    Post # 5
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    2460 posts
    Buzzing bee

    If you want a traditional wedding then do friday, if you were thinking of the Sunday being a brunch wedding then that could work. I personally wouldn’t attention a Sunday wedding that started later and wasn’t a brunch. But for your guests a Sunday might work better if they have to travel, but on the same note if you are looking at starting it later then it won’t matter because your guests won’t be able to return home Sunday night then.

    Post # 6
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    We opted for a Friday as it means people still have their whole weekend ahead of them so they’re more likely to let loose.

    Also, some of our guests work weekends/evenings, so even a Saturday wedding would mean some people need to take a day off work.

    Post # 7
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I agree with PP re. Friday weddings about more people having to contend with finishing up work early/ traffic etc.

    I voted Sundays as I’ve been to Sunday weddings which were great and I didn’t feel that there was much of a difference between Saturday and Sunday weddings. 

    Post # 8
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    2460 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Also, I wouldn’t want my wedding on Sept 11. 

    Post # 9
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    Although it can be difficult to get to a wedding on a Friday bc of work, traffic, etc, I personally would much rather attend a wedding on a Friday night rather than a Sunday bc of work the following day. I like to let loose and have fun and stay out late, I would be much less inclined to do that on a Sunday than a Friday.

    I wouldn’t wait until 2017 just because u can’t get a saturday. people will figure that out if you decide on a Friday or Sunday and they really want to come, but I also encourage you to talk to family and friends to get their opinion too…

    Post # 10
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    seejanebee:  Everyone loved our Sunday brunch wedding – and they had time to get home or to the airport.  I’d suggest either Sunday or 2017.  

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I prefer Sunday weddings to Friday weddings. 

    For a lot of people taking off early really means using half a day or some vacation hours but due to work pressures (at least for me) it would mean going in extra early that day to make sure that everything was up to speed. So I would be working a full 8-10hr day, losing x amount of vacation hours anyway and then have to get through an 8 hour party. I would probably either get drunk (to power through) or leave early and still be wrecked for at least one day of the weekend (possibly two since I am old and hangovers arghhhh).

    On a Sunday I can take my time, not be rushed and even if it is a night reception at least I get to nurse my hangover at work whilst getting paid rather than on my saturday!

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    We had the same problem with our venue & it was either Friday or Sunday. We ended up opting for the Friday for two reasons. One was our garden ceremony at a botanical conservatory is held during public hours & we felt it would be most quiet on a Friday at 11:00 when all the kids are in school & people are at work. The other reason is that we figured the few people that came from out of town wouldnt mind a 3 day weekend. 

    Post # 13
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    Friday- people don’t feel like they need to leave early because they have to get up early.  Also, you can have the rehearsal the night before without having to plan around another wedding.

    Post # 14
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    Honey bee

    seejanebee: I know most brides prefer not to wait too long but if you’re not in a rush, I’d wait for a Saturday in Spring 2017. But then again I’m the type of person who likes plenty of time to prepare.

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 11 months ago by  socalgirl1689.
    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    Oh yeah I found got about the set up… since we were doing a Friday we can deffinately set up Thursday night which means sleeping in more lol. 

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