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TGIF! Who is planning a Friday wedding?

Jo, on August 17, 2018 at 8:05 AM Posted in Planning 0 20

Happy Friday, y'all! Who here is going to have a Friday wedding? How did you choose your Friday date?

TGIF! Who is planning a Friday wedding? 1

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Latest activity by W-K, on November 20, 2020 at 2:57 PM
  • Bailey
    Dedicated August 2019
    Bailey ·
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    I’m planning a Friday wedding. It wasn’t my original idea but the venue I wanted didn’t have any openings for the weekend. It worked out for the best because we can set up the night before instead. We originally wanted it early in the month so it was a easy pick.
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  • Jen
    Super May 2018
    Jen ·
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    We had a Friday wedding. We were pretty set on a Friday since it saved us several grand to have it on a Friday rather than a Saturday.

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  • Ashley
    Beginner March 2020
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    We're having our wedding on a Friday! We ended up saving a ton by going off season and on a Friday so we can put that money towards something else Smiley smile

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  • Happily Ever Mrs. H
    VIP October 2018
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    There are basically two reasons why we chose to get married on a Friday: A.) It was $1,300 cheaper B.) We could set up the day before. It seemed like a win/win for us.

    But we've come across more than one comment from invited guests complaining they'll have to take their kids out of school. So, I guess we'll see. I honestly think they're using it as an excuse to not come.

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  • B
    Devoted September 2018
    Bri ·
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    We chose a Friday to save money. Then we fell in love with and picked a venue that doesn't offer a Friday discount. At least we're saving a little with our DJ.
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  • Alyssa
    Super July 2019
    Alyssa ·
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    We're planning a Friday wedding. It saves us about $1000 and since all of our guests are out of state, it gives them Saturday to explore the area and do something they want to do instead of just flying in for our wedding and flying back. Plus Friday is my favorite day of the week Smiley smile
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  • KarenO
    Master June 2018
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    We had a Friday wedding. Yes, we saved $46 pp and had our ceremony for half-price (more than $6,500 in savings!), but we also didn't have the guest count for our original Saturday preference. We got married in a popular month, and most places wanted us to guarantee 175-200+ guests as our minimum. Our venue initially wanted us to guarantee 120, which was more realistic for us, but eventually settled on 100. Ultimately, we had 131 adults and 8 kids under 12 attend the wedding out of 170 invited.

    Most of the declines were people who we expected to decline, and no one complained to us about it being on a Friday. Most of our out-of-state guests stayed for an additional night and went home on Sunday.

    We chose our date because it was the only Friday available in June at our venue when we booked it 18 months before the wedding!

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  • Clarissa
    Super October 2021
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    We choose Friday and off-season because it saves a ton of money we can put somewhere else. Plus the venue only holds one wedding on Friday so it was a no brainer.
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  • Tpatb
    Master August 2019
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    We’re having one! Honestly, saving money was a perk, but we’re getting married on our anniversary date. It fell on a Thursday this yr and in 2020 it’ll be on a Sunday. So that didn’t leave us much choice, bc I wanted us to keep this date lol
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  • April
    Super November 2018
    April ·
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    It was pretty easy... Well, after we changed our venue 3x Smiley winking
    Our wedding was initially planed for Saturday, November 3rd. Then when we started changing our venue it came clear that the 2nd was the only day that they would offer that would work for us, which was a Friday (the date with this venue was based on the AHL Schedule). And then when we moved on from that venue and were picking our 4th and final venue... they don't do weekend weddings so we stuck with Friday the 2nd, which works perfectly because there is a Hockey game on the 1st and 3rd so I won't have to sacrifice missing a game for our wedding Smiley laugh Plus it was closest to the date of our Save the Dates.

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  • Kate
    Devoted September 2019
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    We wanted a Friday the 13th wedding so we're doing one! Plus it was so much easier to find vendors for a fri vs a sat 😊
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  • Nicole
    Expert November 2018
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    Friday, November 16! We originally wanted a Saturday, but once we found our venue we made it work and it worked perfectly that our dating monthaversary (the 16th) can now be a part of our wedding date!

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  • W
    Devoted August 2018
    WAR's.WIFEY ·
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    Me! 6 days away! August 24thSmiley smile

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  • queenbee
    VIP October 2018
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    Me! Our dream venue was booked almost solid throughout the month of October, and we didn’t have many date options, so we chose a Friday because we sort of had to! But it did give us a slight discount on our food.
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  • Mrs. Cohen
    Super October 2018
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    Hello Smiley smile

    We're having a Friday wedding! (October 12th!) We knew we wanted a wedding in October because that's when the weather seems to be nicest in Los Angeles, but we didn't want our wedding too close to Halloween or too close to September when it could potentially still be super hot. So we landed smack dab in the middle of the month. We found our dream venue and originally wanted Saturday the 13th, but it was way out of our budget... but the lovely venue director told us that if we were willing to have a Friday wedding that the cost for the venue would literally be cut in half, which then fit our budget Smiley smile So that's how we came about our Friday wedding; dream venue within budget for the win!

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  • Sarah
    Beginner April 2019
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    We are having a Friday wedding in off peak season at our venue. Its saved us A LOT of money. We were originally going to have it on 4/19 (a Friday and also my FH's favorite hockey players number hehe) but its Good Friday so we just went a week back!

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  • Liana
    VIP March 2017
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    We had a friday wedding and it was perfect! Booking on a friday definitely saved us money.

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  • MrsPreach2018
    Master August 2018
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    We are!!!! Originally I wanted a Saturday wedding and he wanted a holiday weekend. The venue we loved had Labor day weekend open and we saved $1,500 for booking a Friday.

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  • Mrs. Spring
    Master April 2021
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    I will be marrying on a Friday. We chose the date because I didn't want to live with FH before marriage and the date is the last day of my apartment lease.
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  • W-K
    Super October 2019
    W-K ·
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    We chose a Friday wedding because it was cheaper and there were more people willing to work with us on budget pricing. Originally we were thinking we were going to do a "drop in" ceremony at one of the chapels downtown where we live and they were only open on Fridays. Once we started poking around even though we went to our church, it just made more sense.

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