Post # 1
I have posted a few threads on here about needing to find a venue. The hunt is still on but I am a bit stuck on Belmont Manor. No other options even come close to being: close enough to an airport, include rental equipment, have a decent rental time frame,can hold around 130 guests, reasonably priced, beautifully decorated AND let’s me bring in my own caterer. Unfortunately, they don’t have any Sat dates available in 2016.
That being said there are a few dates still available but they are either on Friday or Sunday, which isn’t ideal since about 1/3 our guests will be from out of town. If you were traveling from out of town would a wedding on a Friday or Sunday be a deal breaker? Plus, The only fall date available is Sunday 9/11, since we want to make sure it’s not in the heat of the summer.
Should I take one of the dates at a place I love on a Friday or Sunday or wait till Spring 2017?
I need opinions Bees!
Post # 2
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
Sunday brunch weddings are fun!
Post # 4
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
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
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
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
Also, I wouldn’t want my wedding on Sept 11.
Post # 9
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Post # 15
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.