We booked Friday. Our wedding is very small and so the guests are close family and firends who would take the day off without hesitation.We also thought it would add to a 'long weekend' feel!Our evening party is going to be on a Saturday a few weeks later as is our blessing.It didn't save us much money at all, going for a Friday to be honest.We are having a low budget wedding anyway, but the Register office fees were the same, cafe hire for the tea party afterwards the same 7 days a week and the bunting hire the same.When we were thinking of a smarter venue at one point, we asked about Fridays being cheaper and they laughed and said that any day of the week between march and October was full whack - mid week in winter may give a ten percent discount.So I am not sure the Friday wedding is the big saving it used to be - although I can see that a previous poster saved a lot!
We got married on a Friday. It wasn't really a cost thing for us (tho the venue was cheaper) it was more because we didn't want a long engagement. I wasn't prepared to wait for over a year to get married just to have a Saturday.
Only one guest had a problem getting time off and she was a teacher (even though it was the last day of term)
It didn't feel any different to the other weddings I have been to either.
We were invited to a wedding on a friday, but as i'm a teacher and she wasn't close family i wasn't allowed the day off. When we said that h2b would come and i will join in the evening the bride became a right b*tch to us, and uninvited us and since then has been incredibly horrible to us and it's been a year!
Oh and she kept the present her whole family were/ still are annoyed at how she treated us.
Im getting married on a Friday. In Cyprus though so it doesnt really matter coz everydays a Saturday on holiday People are still asking us why we chose a Friday though!!!
"A Friday is fine as nobody has work the next day!"
I wish I lived in your world! I know very few people who work normal monday - friday 9-5pm jobs! No matter what day you book it there will always be someone working at some point but if you matter to them, they'll be there.
Our wedding is a Friday, all mine and H2B's immediate family work weekend but they'll just have to book a day off.
I'm a traditionalist and getting married on a Saturday, however I have been to loads of Friday weddings and they are no different to a Saturday wedding, not quite sure why we were both so set on having a Saturday! You just need to make sure people know it's a Friday - I know that sounds silly, but we almost got caught once because we didn't read the date properly, the day of the week wasn't stated and we just assumed it was the Saturday of that week. I struggled to book the time off last minute, thankfully I managed it!! So maybe spell it out for people like me!!!!
We want a Friday, seems to save a bit of money which always helps Only thing is my best friend is a teacher and some schools are really strict on teachers having time off out of the holidays
hi hun i would talk to your friend im sure she will do what she can,we are having a friday due to small numbers but we have had some family members complaining that they cannot let there kids have day off from school,i do understand but i have to do what is right for me and my h2b,good luck hun
I'm hoping to get married on a Friday. Went to a Friday one recently and the 'start of the weekend' feel was really nice!
We're getting married on a Friday, and I think its a fab day because as you said things are normally cheaper venue wise and people such as photographers aren't usually as busy as they might be on a Saturday.
Like has been said before, as long as you give people enough notice, there shouldn't be any kind of problem. Its only one day to take off work, and people can recover on the Saturday!
Good luck with all your planning xx