Who says your wedding has to be on a Saturday? Have a Friday or Sunday Wedding!
Once you’re engaged and wedding planning is in full swing, you’ll soon realize that there are so many decisions. One of the first decisions you’ll make is your wedding date. Most vendors will require your wedding date in order to confirm availability and allow you to book. As you start looking for vendors, you’ll quickly notice that there is a big difference in price between Saturday weddings vs. having a Friday or Sunday wedding. Considering a Friday or Sunday wedding? Check out a few of the reasons Friday or Sunday weddings rock!
1. More Venue Options
Friday and Sunday weddings are less popular than Saturday weddings, which means more options for you! If you’ve been eyeing a certain venue, you may be disappointed to hear their Saturdays book up fast. Luckily, Fridays and Sundays do not book up as quickly, giving you a chance to have your dream wedding venue.
Similarly, if you have your heart set on a spring wedding or summer wedding, AKA wedding season, Fridays and Sundays open up more availability for you to get married this time of year.
2. Choose Your Top Vendors
In addition to your venue, other vendors like florists, wedding photographers, and event planners book very quickly. If you have already been researching some top vendors you would like to work with, you may be disappointed to learn their Saturdays are booked so far in advance. Friday and Sunday weddings open up the possibility to work with your wedding dream team.
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3. Save Money
Since Friday and Sunday’s are less popular, some vendors offer special pricing on these days. Venues will usually have special pricing because they would rather you book at a discount, than have an empty venue space.
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4. Extend The Celebration
Saturday weddings mean Fridays are for preparing and Sundays are for recovering. Friday weddings give you time to prepare all week, enjoy the celebration on Friday, and continue the celebration into Saturday and Sunday. Likewise, Sunday weddings mean you can have various small celebrations throughout Friday and Saturday with your guests. Friday weddings and Sunday weddings help you make the most of your wedding day weekend!
Tips For Planning Your Friday or Sunday Wedding
Send Save-The-Dates Early.
Having a Friday or Sunday wedding is a great option, but they may require your guests take an extra day off work or school to travel or recover from the reception. Your guests will appreciate you giving them plenty of time to prepare, take time off work, and make travel plans. Also, if you’ll have many out-of-town guests, be sure to reserve your hotel block early and share that information with guests as soon as possible.
While Friday and Sunday weddings can save you money and offer better availability with vendors, it is important to be realistic. Guests who are traveling far, don’t have flexible jobs, or have children in school may not be able to make it. On the other hand, if the majority of your guest list is local and are usually busy on Saturdays, a Friday or Sunday wedding may be more convenient. It is important to look at your guest list and be realistic with your RSVP expectations.
Plan an Extra Celebration
Your guests have already marked this weekend as your wedding weekend. Why not plan a fun event? If you’re having a Friday wedding, consider a Saturday brunch or a group activity around town. If you’re having a Sunday wedding, consider a welcome event on Saturday. These are great ways to spend additional time with your guests, and show your appreciation to them for taking the time to celebrate your wedding day with you.
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