(Closed) What day of the week are you/did you get married?

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: What day of the week is/was your wedding?
    Saturday : (132 votes)
    55 %
    Sunday : (43 votes)
    18 %
    Friday : (44 votes)
    18 %
    Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs : (23 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We will be getting married on a Saturday. We are having a semi-destination wedding so we wanted to make sure people had time to travel (and we will be having events Friday & Sunday as well for those who want to make a vacation out of it).

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    We’re getting married on a Sunday.  We’re having a semi-destination wedding that’s very small so we made sure everyone was good with the Sunday (it’s within driving distance back if they need to do that but most said a day off work on Monday is fine whether they stay the night or not).  Also, Sunday was generally cheaper and more available since we were planning on a short time frame.  Plus we wouldn’t be able to arrive until Friday night because it’s the beginning of my fiance’s spring break so it gives us an extra day to get everything ready and done.  

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    We had a Wednesday! It was a Destination Wedding and everyone was on vacation and available to come on a Wed. afternoon/evening. 😉

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    We got married on a Friday because we had a Destination Wedding wedding and the beach house we rented was a Sunday-Sunday rental. We didn’t want to have the wedding and then turn around and have to leave the next morning.

    @sleepyrebel: I know a lot of venues/vendors will offer a cheaper rate for a Friday wedding. My brother’s was on a Friday and they paid half the price at the same venue compared to if it would have been Saturday.

    Post # 7
    Hostess
    11258 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’ve gone for a Sunday as I like the relaxed feel a Sunday has, yet formal.

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Friday, but New Year’s Eve, so kind of a special Friday 🙂

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I had a Friday weddng.  It worked well enough for us.  I just wrote about it here.

    Post # 10
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    459 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I got married on Saturday, and wanted to have it that day because nearly everyone would be traveling from out of town and Saturday would be the most convenient to the largest number of people.

    If I were going to an out-of-town wedding, I would prefer a Sunday to a Friday. Either way I would have to take a day off of work, and I’d rather have the extra time be before than after.  If there were pre-wedding events I was expected to go to (such as the rehearsal dinner), I would even more strongly prefer a Sunday night to a Friday night.

    Same goes for if the wedding was held earlier in the day. For weddings that are held at 2PM on a Saturday, for example, I typically  take some time off on Friday and travel on Friday evening if I don’t want to take a 6AM flight on Saturday. If a wedding were at 2PM on Friday, I may have to take off some of Thursday and all of Friday. Other things that figure into this equation for Out of Town guests is how far your venue is from the nearest airport, and how far the hotels are from the venue/airport. 

    Post # 11
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    228 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    My wedding falls on a Friday, 11/11/11… which is also Veteran’s Day in the US. None of the Friday discounts applied to us, as vendors told us this was a high demand date. Still working out the timeline of events, but I’m thinking: pictures before, ceremony at 4:30, reception at 6:30. Even though it’s a holiday, some people still have to work and/or travel from out of town on a weekday.

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    It’s a Friday for us. I always had a thing for Friday evenings so the 11.11.11 date is perfect.

    Post # 13
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We got married on a Saturday. We originally were going for 10-10-10 (sunday) but the date wasnt available at our venue!

    Post # 14
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    We’re Jewish, so we can’t get married on Shabbas. We got married on a Sunday. I liked it b/c I wanted a small wedding, and a lot of people couldn’t make it.

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    WE felt lucky to get a saturday, but I’m kind of miffed about it now, to be honest…. It’s the most in demand day, obv, and our venue, like nearly all others, has a 150 minimum head count for dinner… It’s proving to be a great big immovable obstacle in our quest to reduce the budget. Half the feckin thing. Bah.

    Post # 16
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    We’re getting married on a Wednesday. We didn’t have to take anyone into consideration except the two of us. I wanted to make sure we chose a day that would be easy for Jim to remember. Well, how much easier can you get than the first day of the month?

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