My fiance and I are so excited because we decided on our date at the venue that we love, however it is on a Friday (Jul. 22, 2011). The venue is perfect for us but didn't have any Saturdays open next summer (which is when we are looking to get married). So, we chose a Friday over a Sunday and are happy with this choice. We are also saving almost $700 by choosing a Friday. The only problem is that we are getting flack from his family about having a Friday wedding instead of a Saturday. It is frustrating because his side of the family hasn't offered to contribute anything towards the cost of the wedding, but don't have a problem complaining about things that are inconvenient for them. I understand that a lot of people work Monday through Friday 9-5 pm kind of jobs, however a large number of our guests work Saturdays as well, so it seems that no matter what day we choose, someone would be unhappy.
It it poor etiquette for us to not be worried about what they're saying? We are not trying to be selfish, but realistic with what we can afford and what we want. All of our closest friends have confirmed that they would make whatever arrangements possible to be there for our wedding, so is it too much to expect the same of our family? I know Friday isn't as traditional as Saturday, but not everyone can get married on the same day!
Also, just a random question that sort of ties into the Friday wedding thing. The rental time is from 10 am - 10 pm (cleanup starts at 10 pm). What is a good time to have the ceremony and still have time for food/dancing and still be considerate of the fact that people work on Fridays in the daytime?