How to Wish Someone Well for the Weekend (Have a Nice/Great Weekend)

Whenever you want to wish someone well for the weekend, you simply say either “have a nice weekend” or “have a great weekend.” It’s basic, straightforward, and not very complicated at all. The difference in using “nice” or “great” will depend on whichever you prefer to use.

There are many other positive adjectives to describe the kind of weekend you wish someone would have. However, “great” and “nice” are the most common and acceptable.

Using “Have a Nice/Great Weekend”

Whenever you say, “have a nice weekend” or “have a great weekend,” you’re hoping another person enjoys every day from Friday to Sunday night. The sentiment usually goes to someone you see during the week but not over the weekend.

For example, school/education situations (i.e. teacher to students, students to each other, administrators to teachers and etc.) and work/career environments (i.e. boss to employees, coworkers and etc.).

Examples of “Have a Nice/Great Weekend”

Examine the sample sentences below to see how you would use “have a nice weekend” or “have a great weekend” in an appropriate way. These are often for acquaintances or others you know, but not necessarily on a personal level.

Thank you all for attending the meeting on this beautiful Friday afternoon. Please, have a nice weekend and we’ll see you again on Monday.

Okay class, that’s all for this week. I hope you have a nice weekend and I look forward to your essays next week.

Goodbye Sally and I hope you have a great weekend!

You’re going to the Swiss Alps! I hope you have a great weekend!

Adjective Synonyms for “Nice” and “Great”

There are many adjectives you can use for “nice” and “great.” But, ensure they will be appropriate to the situation at hand and evaluate it against how well you know the other person.

  • Beautiful
  • Blessed
  • Charming
  • Enchanting
  • Fabulous
  • Fantastic
  • Good
  • Lovely

Awkward Adjectives to Avoid

While there are a plethora of adjectives appropriate to use as synonyms, there are some that will sound strange or awkward (unless you mean to be funny).

  • Bona Fide
  • Happy
  • Darling
  • Dear
  • Exuberant
  • Stupendous
  • Zealous


Whenever you give someone well wishes for the weekend, you’ll use either “have a nice weekend” or “have a great weekend.” While there are other synonyms for “nice” or “great,” these two are the best and most acceptable.