There are about 52 Saturdays in a year. In Minnesota, if you'd like to get married during a time that is "snow free," there are 30-some Saturdays that could do the trick for you. At the same time, there are just as many Fridays in a year and a million reasons why Friday evening weddings are the best! Here are a few benefits of a Friday wedding:
By Friday, most people are done with the work/school week and are ready to change gears to weekend mode. You can take advantage of that great energy on a Friday evening.
Fewer Guest Conflicts
Saturday afternoons can bring a number of time commitments, from yard work to kids’ athletic events to leisure activities to other social events. By contrast, many people would welcome the opportunity for a Friday night social event.
Fewer Vendor Conflicts
Some venues book their spaces up to two years in advance, especially Saturdays during the peak season. Fridays are often available in the prime season and without nearly as much lead time required. The same is true for your favorite photographer, bakery, florist, band…you get the idea.
The rule of supply and demand works in your favor on Fridays. Because vendors are often available on Fridays they offer special pricing as a way to incent people to book their venue or services. This may or may not be advertised, so be sure to ask.
More time for other festivities
A Friday wedding allows for a leisure Saturday brunch/gift opening. And wouldn’t it be nice to get the honeymoon started early?
Here are some useful tips for planning a wedding reception, regardless of the day you choose. And if you have a need and interest to get married in 3 months or less, you'll want to check out this blog. Good luck and don't forget to consider Fridays, TGIF!
Hazeltine National Golf Club is a private golf club located in Chaska, Minn., about 30 minutes southwest of downtown Minneapolis. The club opened in 1962 with a mission to build and maintain a golf course suitable for the conduct of national championships. Hazeltine is one of only two courses in the United States to have hosted the U.S. Open, PGA Championship, U.S. Senior Open, U.S. Women’s Open, U.S. Amateur, and Ryder Cup. Hazeltine’s meeting and event space, golf shop and specified services in the learning center are open to the public. More information about becoming a member at Hazeltine is available at www.hazeltinenational.com.