After you get engaged, chances are it won’t take long for your friends and relatives to start asking the same common question – when is the wedding date? Choosing your wedding date can be an easy task for some couples and quite the difficult feat for others. The wedding date becomes your anniversary, so it should be a date that you and your sweetheart both like. You should also consider the pros and cons of Friday weddings, Saturday weddings, and Sunday weddings to help you put your special day on the calendar.
When planning your wedding date, you should consider the seasons and which time of year you want to get married. Consider the weather and consider the setting, especially if you plan to hold an outdoor wedding. Remember, you’ll be vying with other brides and grooms for wedding dates as well, based on the wedding hall or venue, your preferred photographer, priest or minister, and so on and so forth. This is why considering the pros and cons of holding a wedding on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday can come in handy in your planning.
As you prepare to select your wedding date, consider these helpful pros and cons for Friday weddings, Saturday weddings, and Sunday weddings to help you make an informed decision.
Pros and Cons of Friday Weddings
Friday weddings can make your planning cheaper and possibly easier in getting what you want, but sometimes may cause complications for your guests and special members of your family and bridal party. Consider these pros and cons of Friday weddings to help you decide whether you would like to plan your wedding on a Friday.
Pros of Friday Weddings
Here are some pros for holding your wedding on a Friday:
+ Friday weddings often cost less than Saturday weddings.
+ Wedding venues and banquet halls are often more willing to offer a bigger discount for Friday weddings and Sunday weddings.
+ Friday weddings give you the option of extending your wedding celebration through the entire weekend, with opportunity to host additional parties and celebrations throughout Saturday and Sunday.
+ Friday weddings give you an easy day out of work.
+ Friday weddings allow you and your new spouse to relax for the rest of the weekend and then fly out for your honeymoon on Monday, when flights most likely cost less than they do over the weekend.
+ It’s more likely that your photographer and preferred pastor or priest, wedding venue, DJ or band, etc. will be available on a Friday than a Saturday.
+ The guest minimums should typically be lower on a Friday for those venues that require you to book your event with a certain number of guests or more.
Cons of Friday Weddings
Here are some cons for holding your wedding on a Friday:
– All of your guests who typically work during the week will have to take either a day off or a half-day on Friday to attend your wedding. The out-of-town guests may have to take off Thursday as well for travel arrangements. You may get fewer guests if they cannot afford to take time off from work.
– Your entire bridal party and immediate family will most likely have to take a half-day or an entire day off on Thursday as well as Friday for the rehearsal dinner.
– Some of your bridal party may not be able to attend the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner if they are flying in from out of town or if they cannot get out of work.
– Some churches or other wedding ceremony venues may give you a hard time about planning your wedding rehearsal. They may not have the venue available on Thursday evenings.
– Fewer guests may attend the actual wedding ceremony at the church or marriage venue.
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