Weekday weddings have been gaining popularity lately. While the “Saturday wedding” will probably always still reign supreme, many are finding that planning their wedding on a weekday offers solutions to specific problems. Not only that, but a weekday wedding can also offer some extra perks and advantages that might not be available on the coveted Saturday. This is all especially true after the height of the pandemic as couples who had to postpone their weddings are catching up now, making weddings in higher-than-normal demand.
Here are six of the best benefits of weekday weddings that can take some stress off of planning your wedding.
Strictly locking yourself into a Saturday wedding can restrict you from planning your wedding on a specific day that bears special significance.
Some couples might choose to plan their wedding on a day that honors a beloved family member, such as a deceased grandparent’s birthday or wedding anniversary. Alternatively, some couples might want their wedding to coincide with the anniversary of their first date, or some other special and memorable milestone in their relationship.
Whatever the special significance you’d like your wedding day to have, weekday weddings offer much more flexibility and options to make your wedding date and anniversaries for years to come as meaningful as you wish.
Most likely, your dream wedding venue, photographer, caterer, etc. are popular because they are the best of the best. If this is the case, they are likely booked up months, a year, or sometimes years in advance! But if you don’t want an engagement that possibly lasts a year or longer, but also don’t want to give up on your dream venue and vendors, you still might be able to ‘have your [wedding]cake and eat it, too!’ How? Weekday weddings.
While your preferred venues/vendors might be booked up on weekends for months to years from now, it’s not uncommon for them to maybe still have availabilities on weekdays that will allow you to plan your wedding much sooner than their next available weekend. It might be a little unconventional to have your wedding on a Thursday, but if it speeds up the process of allowing you to have the wedding you’ve always dreamed of, it will be well worth it.
Not only will your preferred venue/vendors more likely be available sooner for weekday weddings, but they will also likely be cheaper on a weekday. For couples on a tighter wedding budget, booking your venue/vendors on a weekday and the discounts this usually brings can sometimes be the ultimate factor in whether or not your dream wedding is financially possible.
Don’t want to make cuts and compromises on expensive wedding items such as florals, catering, and that show-stopping wedding cake you fell in love with? Simply moving your wedding from an expensive Saturday to an inexpensive weekday could make your dream wedding possible. With NO compromises!
If you’re no stranger to traveling, you’ve likely experienced for yourself that flights and accommodations are notoriously more expensive on the weekend. If you have a lot of guests that will be traveling to your wedding, weekday weddings can sometimes relieve some of the financial pressure of getting to your wedding.
While there are lots of benefits and bonuses to weekday weddings, it’s no secret that planning a wedding in the middle of the week will mean that there will likely be a lot of “No’s” in answer to your RSVPs. However, for some couples seeking a sneaky way to cut down their guest list, this might be just the trick they need.
As long as you’ve “okay-ed” the date with your core family, friends, and wedding party that you can’t imagine your wedding without, planning your wedding on a weekday can help trim down your guest list and keep your celebration more intimate (and cheaper!) without offending people by not inviting them.
While the typical workweek is Monday through Friday for most office workers, there are many industries (restaurant, hospitality, entertainment, etc) that focus on a weekend workweek. If a large portion of your guest list falls into this category, weekday weddings are all-around more feasible. Likewise, as many people work from home now and have a little more schedule flexibility than before, weekday weddings are much less of a struggle for people to plan for than they used to be.
And even if someone does have to take off of work for your weekday wedding, it provides them with the ultimate excuse to play a little hooky and sneak away from work for a day for a much-needed break to celebrate your special day.
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