4 Reasons Friday Weddings are Better

November 20, 2015 at 12:19 pm (Wedding Planning Tips)

4 Reasons Friday Weddings are Better

Why Choose a Friday Wedding?

  1. Discounts for Non-Saturday Weddings – Do you have your heart set on having your dream wedding, but you and your fiancé are watching your wallets? A Friday wedding is the perfect opportunity to get significant discounts on vendors ranging from venues to photographers and everything in between.
  2. Wider Range of Availability – Not only will you be able to take advantage of serious money-saving discounts, but you will also have a greater choice of dates and availability from the vendors you really want to book (especially during peak times) by choosing a Friday date.
  3. Weekend Kickoff – A Friday wedding is a fantastic kickoff to the weekend for you and your guests, and you will all still have your full weekends available. You could also consider keeping the wedding fun going with a post-wedding brunch, local sightseeing, or other activities!
  4. Surge in Popularity – The Friday wedding trend has been steadily growing in popularity over the past few years, so most of your guests are familiar with the new tradition and many have probably attended a Friday wedding already. Give your guests plenty of notice and your guest list shouldn’t take a huge hit.

What Are Some Issues With Having a Friday Wedding?

  1. Wedding Party Hustle – With having a Friday wedding, this usually means a rehearsal needs to take place on Thursday, which may be difficult for members of your bridal party depending on where they live and work. If you find that a Thursday rehearsal would cause too many problems for you and your bridal party, consider having it another day or skip it altogether. If you are eschewing the tradition of not seeing your future spouse prior to your nuptials, you could also schedule a quick rehearsal on Friday prior to the ceremony. Last but certainly not least, don’t forget to consider elements like traffic when scheduling a Friday wedding. Double check with everyone in your bridal party to ensure that they will arrive with plenty of time prior to the start of your ceremony.
  2. Guest Struggles – If you have guests coming in from out of town or you are planning to get married earlier in the day on Friday, some of your guests may not be able to attend or will be late due to work or other constraints. To combat this, send out save-the-dates and/or invitations with as much advance as possible to allow for your guests to make arrangements.

Just remember: your wedding is your wedding. Of course you want your guests to be happy and have a wonderful time, but if you and your future spouse have strong feelings about having a Friday wedding for any reason at all, go with what you want. The guests who are able to attend will be thrilled to celebrate with you, and you’ll have a night to remember with a few extra dollars in your pockets!


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