Post # 1
So the IDEAL venue spot that I love and fiancé also really likes (he doesn’t really care where but agrees this place is gorgeous and he’d like it there also) is booked the day we want. So, what is our best option- do it on Sunday or Thursday (Friday is also not an option)? Price is much better on Thursday. Most of our guests are local except for family which are far and probably won’t be able to make it regardless. Or do we find a new spot on the date we want? Any thoughts/comments/input is appreciated.. Thanks!!!
Post # 3
Do they have another Saturday available. Honestly, I don’t know how much of a turnout you’ll get for a Thursday wedding.
Post # 4
Is it possible to just change it to a different Friday or Saturday? I assume save the dates and such have not gone out yet…
Post # 5
No other Saturdays are available? I would think picking another Saturday would be a better option.
Post # 6
I would either pick a new Saturday date that this venue has available or choose a new venue.
It just depends on which you find more important: this venue or this specific date?
Post # 7
@rachie576: I don’t think I would pick a Thursday, it might be hard for people leaving from work to get to the venue and then they also have to work the next day.
It depends what you want at your wedding. If it’s a more laid back non-party vibe wedding Sunday may work. If you want dancing and drinking I would look into either another venue or a different Saturday or Friday date.
Post # 8
How many vendors have you booked so far? Is there a reason for the particular date your have? Would you save significantly opting for a Thursday or Sunday?
We found a dream venue and selected half a dozen possible dates, prioritized optimal to least desirable, then checked with our venue and photographer to see what was available and matched up.
For us the venue was our top priority over the date. But I’d say you’ll have to consider what’s most important to you and take it from there.
Post # 9
I’ve never understood choosing a date before booking the venue. I would shoot for a Sunday if you have to have this place, otherwise keep looking!
Post # 10
I would pick another Sat. To me the venue is more important than the date but I guess it depends how much you love the venue. Thursday is rough for guests, even without travel I would need to leave work early and skip my yoga class and then Friday I would be tired all day if it is an evening wedding.
Post # 11
keep in mind that if you do thurs or sunday people will probably leave early because they have work the next morning
Post # 12
we are in early planning stages so nothings been booked and nothings gone out in the mail yet.. This date is important to us because it’s when we began dating (we met in middle school and are hs sweethearts lol) so that’s why were trying to do it on or near April 20th.. It would be a more laid back reception with not many drinkers..
Thanks for the comments! Keep them coming..all options are open 🙂
Post # 13
I would probably pick another Saturday or a different venue before I had a non-Saturday wedding.
Post # 14
I’d pick another Saturday. I’ve never understood the need to pick “the date”. Your wedding date will be special because its the day you get married.
Post # 15
@rachie576: Could you do it on another “20th” that fell on a Saturday? Like – July 20, 2013.
That way you keep the special-ness of the 20th, but also have the Saturday wedding.
If that’s not an option and you really want Apr 20th – I’d look for another venue.
Post # 16
I think it depends how far into it you are. How many contracts have you signed and how easy is it to switch the date with those vendors or get your money back if they’re unavailable?
We had the same situation happen to us. We fell in LOVE with the venue but our date was unavailable. I only had 3 contracts out (ceremony location, officiant and violinist). Luckily all three of them had no problem switching the date. We switched it to another Saturday (date was insignificant and the venue was more important to us.)