Advantages of a Weekday Wedding
Saturdays are still the most popular day for weddings, but we are starting to see weekday weddings take their rightful spot on the wedding scene! With celebrities like Jennifer Aniston and Cameron Diaz tying the knot on weekdays, more brides are starting to see the advantages of those Monday-Friday weddings. Here are 8 reasons why you should consider tying the knot on a weekday:
Savings: Most ceremony and reception venues have reduced rates on the weekdays which will help you save money for other wedding items like flowers and décor. You may also find that the caterer you have had your eye on or your dream photographer may have lower prices for a weekday package.
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Availability: You will have more venues and dates to choose from when it comes to booking your ceremony and reception space as well as your vendors.
Special Dates: Do you have an anniversary or date that is special for you? What about the first day you met or the anniversary of your parents’ wedding? Often those dates don’t fall on a weekend and can add even more meaning to your special day.
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Keep The Party Going: Hosting a Monday wedding will still allow you to take advantage of the weekend for celebrations. Host your rehearsal dinner on Sunday and spend the weekend celebrating with your family. A Thursday or Friday wedding will also allow you to have an extended weekend for celebrating or getting an early start on your honeymoon.
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Personal Attention: Vendors often have multiple weekend bookings, but with the less demanding weekday schedule, they can give you more personal attention and you will be the main focus of their day.
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Cheaper Travel: Your out-of-town guests will have an easier time finding inexpensive flights, car rentals and hotel accommodations. You will also be able to take advantage of those cheaper rates as you plan for your honeymoon.
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Unique: Your wedding day is a great day to show off your personality and show your unique style. You can make your wedding date even more personal by taking advantage of unusual locations that may only be available on a weekday or uncommon dates such as New Year’s Day or Halloween that may fall on weekdays.
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Low Key: Weekday weddings can take a little pressure off of everybody and help you have a more intimate, relaxing day with those you love.
Whatever your reason for considering a weekday wedding, we hope you are able to find a wedding date that works for you! And remember that no matter what day you pick for the big day (even a Saturday), you will always have guests who can’t make it or will weigh in on your wedding date selection, so pick a date that works for you, your budget and your loved ones and start spreading the word!