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30 Different Ways to Say a “Have a Great Weekend”

Whether it is with family and friends, or coworkers, many people like to end their workweek by wishing someone well on their weekend. “Have a great weekend” has become internationally popular around the world, and in this article, we explore just what it means and what other phrase can we replace it with.

What Does Have a Great Weekend Mean?

The phrase “Have a great weekend” is used to wish someone to have a great weekend (Saturday and Sunday). It shows respect and courtesy to the other party. It is not a mandatory phrase, but if you want to leave a good impression it is recommended. It can be mentioned verbally when talking to a friend or colleague but is also often used in email correspondence.

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When to Wish Someone to Have a Great Weekend?

Most often used on Fridays, but if Thursday is the last day you will communicate with someone you can wish them a happy weekend on Thursday. Most likely to receive a message about having a great weekend is on Friday afternoon (3 pm to 5 pm). When the weekend has already started on Saturday it is not advisable to use the phrase ”Have a great weekend”.
In case the weekend has already passed and it is now Monday, here you can find ideas on what to wish for.

10 Expressions to Wish Someone a Great Weekend

1. I hope that you have a fabulous weekend.
2. I hope you have a fabulous time on the upcoming two days off.
3. Enjoy the sunshine and your free time.
4. I hope you have a wonderful and carefree weekend.
5. Have a great weekend! Indulge in rest and relaxation.
6. Take care and have a great weekend ahead!
7. Take care, have a wonderful time, and enjoy the break!
8. Have a great time on your weekend getaway!
9. Have a wonderful, positive, and happy weekend!
10. Enjoy your time with friends and family!

10 Professional Ways to Say “Have a Great Weekend”

1. I hope you enjoy your upcoming weekend!
2. Enjoy the long weekend ahead of you!
3. Enjoy the rest of the day and have a great upcoming weekend!
4. Have an exciting and fulfilling weekend!
5. Enjoy your time off this weekend.
6. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
7. Enjoy your weekend break!
8. Thank you for being our valued customer and I wish you a wonderful weekend ahead!
9. Thank you for your cooperation and have a great weekend ahead!
10. I wish you the best in your future endeavors and a happy weekend ahead.

10 Casual Ways to Say “Have a Great Weekend”

1. Enjoy your weekend!
2. Wishing you the best this weekend.
3. Enjoy the nice weather relaxing outside this weekend!
4. I wish you a fun and relaxing weekend!
5. Enjoy your free time this Saturday and Sunday!
6. Have a fun-filled weekend!
7. I hope you have a relaxing, revitalizing, and refreshing weekend.
8. Have a wonderful and restful end of the week.
9. I hope the weekend is better than this rough Friday.
10. Have fun on the weekend getaway. Make sure to come back to the office on Monday!

What Other Word Can I Use Instead of “Great”?

• Have a nice weekend!
• Have a wonderful weekend!
• Have an exciting weekend!
• Have a fantastic weekend!

• Have an awesome weekend!
• Have a lovely weekend!
• Have a pleasant weekend!
• Have a happy weekend!

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How to Reply to “Have a Great Weekend”?

In general, responding with a simple “Thank You!” or “I wish you a great weekend too” usually works best in these situations. saying something like “Thanks for your kind wishes”, or “I hope you have a wonderful weekend” would also be great. Other options are:

• Have a great weekend to you too.
• The same to you! See you on Monday!
• Thank you. You too!

Can I Say “Have a Great Weekend Ahead”?

Yes! The word ahead means ”in the future” and you can use it for something that is coming in the future. And in our case, the weekend is about to happen. Other examples are:

Please be informed that we are moving ahead with the next steps.
Have a nice evening ahead.
You can go ahead with the July postings.

Can I Say “Have a Great Weekend” on Thursday?

Yes, you can, but if you decide to use it on Wednesday it’s already too early. You can use the phrase on Thursday, but more in the afternoon and when you are sure you won’t see the other person on Friday.

Sample Emails Using “Have a Great Weekend”

The phrase ”have a great weekend” is used at the end of the email as a goodbye to someone. It’s used to wish the other person to have a good time in their free time.


Subject: Order confirmation

Good morning, Phillip,
Thank you for your confirmation.
We are sending you the signed document from our side and setting the order in progress.
Have a great weekend!
Kind regards,


Subject: Offer

Hello George,
Please find attached our offer for 1 license.
If you have any further questions we remain at your disposal.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Best regards,


Subject: Remaining invoices

Hello finance team,
Further to our reminder email from last week, we kindly ask you to review and settle these remaining invoices from May.
Thank you in advance and wish you a great weekend ahead!

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