Say "I Do" To A Friday Wedding

 
Wedding Reception space in the carriage house at The Merrimon Wynne House

Wedding Reception space in the carriage house at The Merrimon Wynne House

 

THE WEEKEND BEGINS ON FRIDAY, SO WHY NOT START YOUR HAPPILY EVER AFTER THEN AS WELL?! FROM PERFECTING YOUR IDEAL WEDDING CELEBRATION TO FREEING UP THE REST OF THE WEEKEND, HERE’S WHY FRIDAY IS THE NEW SATURDAY.

 

THE AVAILABILITY

YOU WANT YOUR IDEAL VENDORS TO BE A PART OF YOUR SPECIAL DAY. YOU HAVE YOUR EYES SET ON THE PERFECT VENUE, PHOTOGRAPHER, DJ, ETC. AND THE FIRST QUESTION YOU ASK EACH ONE IS, WHAT’S YOUR SATURDAY AVAILABILITY? QUICKLY THEIR ANSWER IS "NONE, BUT WE HAVE SOME FRIDAYS OPEN". FRIDAY? WEDDING? YES, THAT’S A THING AND WE PROMISE, THEY’RE A BLAST! SO YOU BOOK YOUR FAVORITE VENDORS, YAY!, YOUR WEDDING IS ALREADY STARTING TO COME TOGETHER!

 

THE COST

THERE ARE SO MANY COST PERKS TO HAVING A FRIDAY WEDDING. I MEAN WHO DOESN’T LOVE SAVING SOME HARD EARNED MONEY? FROM THE VENUE TO YOUR VENDORS, MOST HAVE SPECIAL FRIDAY RATES THAT ALLOW YOU TO SAVE YOUR MONEY IN AREAS YOU NEVER WOULD HAVE GUESSED. SAVING MONEY ON ONE ASPECT OF YOUR WEDDING GIVES YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEND ON SOMETHING ELSE YOU REALLY WANT. YOU CAN AFFORD THE EXTRAS. MAYBE THAT’S IN YOUR IDEAL DÉCOR ITEMS OR YOUR BRIDESMAID’S / GROOMSMEN’S / PARENT’S GIFTS OR EVEN A SATURDAY BRUNCH WITH THE NEWLYWEDS. THE IDEAS ARE ENDLESS AND WE LOVE EVERY ONE OF THEM.

 

Your Guests

AFTER A LONG WEEK OF WORK Everyone is ALWAYS ready to GET THEIR WEEKEND STARTED AND A Friday wedding allows your guests to unwind together as they celebrate you. If you have out of town guests, your immediate thought MAY BE they would probably have to take off work. BUT That’s not ALWAYS TRUE! some will happily take a half day or work remotely IF THEY'RE ABLE. Plus, (most) people enjoy adding a full third day to their weekend. Did WE mention recovery day on Saturday, which then gives people Sunday to be their day to prep for the upcoming week. Win, win for everyone!

 

Wedding Weekend

Wedding dayS CAN BE hectic for the bride and groom AND TRYING TO SEE ALL OF your guests in a short amount of time CAN BE difficult. That’s why planning a Saturday brunch OR AFTERNOON GET TOGETHER will give you an opportunity to talk and see your guests In a more intimate setting. and to make it even easier for you we've included some of our favorite Raleigh brunch spots below!

Buku

Poole's Diner

Beasley's Chicken & Honey

Tupelo Honey

so•ca

Tazza

Pizza La Stella

 

Happy friday and wedding day sounds great together don't you think ;)  

 

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A timeline and favorite raleigh spots for guests.

A timeline and favorite raleigh spots for guests.

The cutest recovery kit for wedding guests!

The cutest recovery kit for wedding guests!

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Beautiful florals by Meristem Floral

Beautiful florals by Meristem Floral

His and hers chairs- florals by Meristem Floral

His and hers chairs- florals by Meristem Floral

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Meristem Floral moss table is everything! delicious cakes by Ashley Cakes

Meristem Floral moss table is everything! delicious cakes by Ashley Cakes

 
Hair and make-up by in the bridal suite at The Merrimon Wynne House

Hair and make-up by in the bridal suite at The Merrimon Wynne House

They guys getting ready in the grooms room at The Merrimon Wynne House

They guys getting ready in the grooms room at The Merrimon Wynne House

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bride and groom first look on the side porch at The Merrimon Wynne House

bride and groom first look on the side porch at The Merrimon Wynne House

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Ceremony set up with florals by Meristem Floral

Ceremony set up with florals by Meristem Floral

Wedding ceremony in the carriage House at The Merrimon Wynne House

Wedding ceremony in the carriage House at The Merrimon Wynne House

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Cocktail hour on the side porch at The Merrimon Wynne House

Cocktail hour on the side porch at The Merrimon Wynne House

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wedding Reception happening in the carriage house at The Merrimon Wynne House

wedding Reception happening in the carriage house at The Merrimon Wynne House

 

Photographer: Mikkel Paige Photography | Venue: The Merrimon Wynne House | Florist: Meristem Floral | Caterer: Rocky Top Hospitality | Officiant: Barbara Lodge | Invitation: Citrus Press Co. | Hair and Makeup: Makeup For Your Day, Jennifer | Cake: Ashley Cakes | Ice Cream: Andia’s Ice Cream | Videographer: Charis Films | Ceremony Music: Arioso Strings | Cocktail Hour Music: Big Fat Gap | Music: Bunn DJ Company, DJ Randy | Rentals: Party Reflections | Linens: CE Rentals | Dress redesign: Marie Cordella Bridal |

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