Why Friday Is The Best Day To Get Married

Why Friday Is The Best Day To Get Married

When you’re madly in love, you’ll agree to get married anywhere if it means being married to the person you want to spend forever with! However, when you’re inviting family and friends to celebrate with you, you have to consider the most convenient option for them too. There are over 20,000 weddings in Ireland every year and most couples opt for a Saturday wedding. You’ll find if you’re waiting for the perfect Saturday for your big day you’ll likely have to plan a couple of years out, but you’ll often find Fridays available. Friday is a great day for suppliers, and venues and it gives you more choice in wedding venues in Ireland. Contact our wedding venue in Kildare for Friday availability.

Greater Choice

If you’re waiting for a weekend or bank holiday wedding, chances are everything for the next year will be booked already. Weekends book fast for weddings in every season, especially on special occasions like St Patrick’s Day and Christmas. Holding your wedding celebration on a friday gives you far more date flexibility, and guests only need to take one weekday off work.

More Time to Recover

If you’re planning the party of the year for your wedding, chances are there will be a few sore heads the next morning. When you have your wedding celebration on a Friday, you and your guests still have the rest of the weekend to recover or carry on the party before returning to work.

Make the Party Last

When you’re the centre of a big day, you often miss out on the fun and dancing with your friends and family. It might feel like they’re all having fun while you are spending time with people that you don’t see that often. A Friday wedding means you can carry on the party into Saturday with a wedding afters for you and your guests to enjoy. On Saturday you can have a post wedding get together with your closest friends to discuss the most exciting details of the wedding. 

Enjoy Discounts

Many hotels, venues and suppliers will offer Friday discounts to fill up space on quieter days. Chances are, on these days you’ll be their only wedding meaning you’ll get better rates for their services and if they don’t offer, you can always ask! When you book a Friday wedding at Osprey Hotel in 2024, you will receive complimentary use of Silverstream Food Truck! Getting discounts on services means you may be able to spend more on little extras like transport, music, photography, or entertainment.

Perfect for Intimate Weddings

Friday weddings are a great option for more intimate weddings. Smaller crowds are better for a more familiar wedding celebration. With fewer schedules to balance, you’re sure to have the most important people at your celebration. Some venues and suppliers won’t insist on minimum numbers for Friday weddings so you can cater to smaller parties.

Only Wedding

While in our wedding venue in Kildare, you’re guaranteed to be the only wedding on any given day, but we can’t say the same for your suppliers. If you book your wedding on a quieter day, you’re more likely to be the only wedding on that day and get a more personalised and special experience. The atmosphere will be more intimate and less busy in Osprey Hotel on Friday when compared to busy Saturdays.

Select Guestlist

While most weddings are booked on Saturdays, you’re risking a calendar clash with another important wedding for your guests. When you choose a Friday wedding, your guests won’t have any difficult decisions to make. Give your guests plenty of notice to book the day off work and all of the important people will make the effort to show up.

Enjoy a Minimoon

When your wedding is over on a Friday and your guests have all departed by Saturday or Sunday, you can enjoy a couple of extra days off work and enjoy a minimoon. Before you head to somewhere exotic for the holiday of a lifetime with your new husband or wife, stay in your love bubble a little longer with a couple of nights in your wedding venue in Ireland.


Whether you’re planning an over-the-top celebration or a quiet intimate affair, Osprey Hotel wedding and ceremony venue in Kildare is the perfect choice. We have customisable wedding packages to suit your unique needs. Contact us to learn more about holding a Friday wedding in Osprey Hotel Kildare.

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