Welcome to this week’s (slightly delayed) Friday Fight-Out! We may be a day late but as this week’s debate is all about whether to opt for a Friday or Saturday wedding it’s perhaps rather appropriate! But you’ve waited long enough so let’s get down to this debating business!
In the Red Corner, arguing for the more orthodox Saturday wedding, she was never much of a Saturday shopper after all, it’s Dom “The Tog Bride”
In the Blue Corner, arguing for a Friday wedding which is definitely completely unrelated in any way to any football matches that may or may not be played on a Saturday (come on your reds!) it’s Matt “The Gormless Groom”
Friday Vs Saturday Wedding
Dom: More of your guests are likely to be available on a Saturday than a Friday, it’s the weekend, time to relax and be away from work for most people!
Matt: But actually so many people work weekends these days how much better really is it? Many of my friends for example would find it much easier to take a Friday off than a Saturday, it really just depends on what you do for a living!
Dom: Saturday is the day that people traditionally expect you to get married on and you might find some suppliers only work weekends.
Matt: Saturdays tend to be much more popular dates than Fridays making it considerably more difficult to get the venue, band, caterers, photographers, videographers etc that you really want to book than on the comparatively quiet Friday.
Dom: But many of those suppliers will still have a wedding on the Saturday anyway which may well make it logistically impossible for them to be part of your Friday wedding as well, so there’s often no advantage.
Matt: Getting married on the Friday means you can make a full weekend of it – invite people to stay locally and spend Saturday nearby too so they can drive home on the Sunday and enjoy longer with your friends and family as well as making it a nice weekend break for the guests too!
Dom: If your guests have children who are at school it may be very difficult for them to get away on a Friday and they may find themselves having to pay lots of money for babysitters which could make it prohibitively expensive or difficult for them to attend.
Matt: Friday weddings are often considerably cheaper as for some suppliers they are “bonus” weddings on days that they wouldn’t expect to book and they can therefore afford to do it slightly cheaper.
Dom: Saturdays tend to be easier to travel as there’s less rush hour traffic and for those needing to travel up the night before it’s usually easier to get away from work early on a Friday than a Thursday as everyone’s already winding down on a Friday!
Matt: For destination weddings it’s often more expensive to fly or stay in a hotel at the weekend and so it is often better to go for a Friday or midweek wedding than a Saturday.
So those are our thoughts but where do you stand? Leave a comment or place your vote!