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Wedding date!

We have been talking about our wedding date since we got engaged a month ago. We are paying for everything on our own and on a strict budget. If we decide to get married on a Friday or Sunday would people actually come? I just don't people not to come because then they would have to take Friday off or Monday off if we do it on Sunday.

Thoughts??

Re: Wedding date!

  • I think that the most important people will be there no matter what.  I have never been to a wedding on a different day of Sat.  Have you considered having it during the off season?  I got married in Jan for cheaper then what a Fri/Sun wedding would of costs during peak season.
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  • Friday weddings are becoming quite popular.  i've been to 2 in the last 2 years.  I think if you have it late enough in the afternoon, you should be fine.

    We are having ours on Sunday of Memorial Day weekend.  Our venue is giving us a discount because of that.  But, we looked at a few others who still charged the same because it was a holiday weekend.  So far, most of our guests are just excited to come, they don't really care when it is.  But, they do appreciate having Monday to recover.
  • jennipea382jennipea382 member
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    edited August 2012
    You will probably get less OOT guests on a Fri or Sun. For Fridays, the later the better so people can get home from work, change, grab a snack (or dinner if you end up doing a late appetizer or cake/punch type reception) and deal with traffic. Sundays you might want to make it earlier so people aren't leaving early so they can make it to work in the morning. I do think your close friends and family will try to get off work either way though!

    We thought about a Friday wedding but ultimately decided Saturday worked best for what we wanted. However, we are doing it in the off season (March), so it is significantly cheaper.
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