- On May 26, 2023
When you start planning your wedding day, you may feel like you have to plan a Saturday wedding but we’re here to tell you that’s not the case! Saturdays are the traditional day for weddings but there are other great options to consider, Friday being one of the best alternatives. Friday weddings are on the rise in popularity and for good reason.
Read on to learn more about why you should consider having your special day on a Friday. By the end, we’ll have you saying TGIF!
1. The Perfect Venue
Lots of couples covet a Saturday wedding between May and October. This is considered peak wedding season. The best venues get booked up far in advance for Saturdays. We’re talking months, or even years in the future. If you are hoping to tie the knot at a popular wedding venue but you don’t want to wait years, consider hosting your wedding on a Friday. Venues tend to have more availability on other days of the week.
2. Key Vendors
The same rule applies with your vendors. The best vendors tend to get booked up far in the future. Having a Friday wedding may allow you to snag those premier vendors with less wait time.
3. Stay Within Your Budget
There are lots of reasons to have a Friday wedding and saving on costs is a BIG one. Many venues charge a premium to book the most sought-after day of the week, Saturdays. Stay within your budget by selecting the perfect venue that offers special pricing for Friday weddings. You could save anywhere between a couple hundred to a couple thousand depending on the venue. Plus, you won’t be skimping on the fun or celebratory atmosphere.
Additionally, you can save on cost on the vendors with a Friday wedding. Some vendors offer more favorable pricing on off-peak days of the week.
4. Stay Within Your Budget
Friday weddings can require some planning and logistics for your guests to get there. They may need to take time off of work or leave early to make it to your ‘I do’s’ on time. However, Fridays are becoming an increasingly popular day to host a wedding so it won’t shock your guests when they receive your save the date. Those who mean the most will make it work. They want nothing more than to be present for your nuptials and celebrate the night away!
5. Wedding Weekend
Turn your wedding day into a weekend celebration! When you have a Friday wedding, you can extend the party into Saturday by hosting a morning after brunch, have a lunch gift opening, or just enjoy time with your guests while they’re still in town.
6. Easy Rehearsal Dinner
Welcome in your out-of-town guests, run through the day-of details, and toast your supporters with a classy and delicious rehearsal dinner on the Thursday prior to your wedding day. Restaurants tend to be less busy during the week and will have more availability to host your rehearsal. This will allow the focus to be on your private party so you can count on receiving better service for you and your guests, kicking the celebration off on the right foot!
7. No Stress
With a Friday wedding, your guests will have an extra day to travel back home or relax before heading back to work for the week. You’ll be able to take your time after your wedding celebration to pack for your honeymoon or savor and enjoy your wedding weekend.
At the end of the day, you will be married to the one you love most and it will be a dream. Weddings are special no matter what day of the week they are hosted on. Why not take advantage of these benefits of a Friday wedding? We adore Friday weddings for so many reasons and we’d love to help bring your wedding day vision to life.
Watson Block is a premier wedding venue in Minneapolis, MN. Our venue is the perfect space for your intimate Friday wedding. With tons of amenities paired with stunning décor, you’ll love the idea of having your ceremony and reception at Watson Block. The backdrop of your wedding day will feature exposed brick, hardwood floors, large windows, chic furniture, and ruby curtains. These characteristics come together to create a modern, sophisticated vibe for your ideal Friday wedding.
Contact us to meet our team, schedule a tour, and fall in love with Watson Block in person.