Although Saturday is easily the most common day of the week to get married, more and more couples are choosing alternative dates, such as a Friday. Although Saturday is easily the most common day of the week to get married, more and more couples are choosing alternative dates. The weekend wedding, which was previously only held as a Friday night special by those looking for deep discounts on food, flowers and everything in between, is approaching respectable prime time as a first choice for many brides and grooms. Roney and other wedding experts said Friday weddings may be more appealing to couples than a traditional Saturday evening or a superficial Sunday afternoon event because they can have the sophisticated feel of a cocktail party.
And not only does a Friday event save a bit on cost and reduce competition for caterers and photographers, it can also be unexpected. There are a couple of things to keep in mind about a Friday wedding, he said. It is very important to send a save the date card if many of those on the guest list are going to travel, as it will involve a weeknight and a day off from work. Howell said: “If you have a cocktail party on Friday night, make it clear that it's for adults and not for children.
When Ms. Lothrop learned that their work as actuaries for Deloitte Consulting would begin in July, rather than fall, they had only eight months to advance their wedding, which was scheduled for a Saturday in August. By then, all things Saturday, places, music, food, whatever, was booked, Ms. Perhaps, though, the main reason for Friday's burgeoning wedding is the need for another tactic to manage overprogrammed lives.
We're all booked, said Sherri Williams, wedding planner and owner of Williams-Sossen Events, who divides her time between New York and Philadelphia. This lifestyle begs for Friday night's wedding, when it gives people back their weekend. It really depends on your guest list. If the vast majority are locals (an hour or two away by car), then a Friday wedding isn't that important.
Although you can find a smaller number of guests at the ceremony if the ceremony is daytime or early afternoon, since most people would work and then come to the reception later.