When you’re deciding on the perfect wedding date, most people generally look at their calendars and choose a Saturday. However, this isn’t the only day suitable for hosting a wedding. In fact, weekday weddings, especially those on Thursdays and Fridays, are quickly growing in popularity. If you’re on the fence about whether to schedule a weekday or weekend wedding, then keep reading! We’ve broken down the pros and cons of each below.
Weekday Weddings: The Pros
First and foremost, weekday weddings, those held between Monday and Friday, are almost always less expensive than those held on weekends. Saturdays are the most in-demand day by far. Therefore, if you choose to hold your wedding during the week, you are pretty much guaranteed to save money. This money can then be spent on other aspects of your wedding such as your wedding gown or flowers. Alternatively, can be put towards your honeymoon or a downpayment on a house. Additionally, a weekday wedding means that you won’t have to worry about sharing your chosen venue with another wedding. (For those that don’t know, it’s quite common for venues to schedule multiple ceremonies on the same day. This is especially so during weekends in the busy summer months.)
Weekday Weddings: The Cons
The most significant con to a weekday wedding is that it may be more difficult for guests to attend. Many people work during the week, which means they would likely have to take a vacation day in order to attend your wedding. Unfortunately, this may result in some of your friends or relatives declining your invitation. Further, some wedding venues don’t operate during the week. So, if you have your hearts set on a specific location, then be sure to check in advance if they are willing to host your wedding during the week.
Weekend Weddings: The Pros
Weekend weddings are extremely convenient, which is why Saturday is the most popular day of the week to get married. Most of your guests will have the weekend off work, which makes it easier for them to attend, and also to sleep in and relax the next day. In addition to your guests not having to book time off work to attend your wedding, you won’t need to take any time off either if you don’t want to. Also, nearly all wedding venues are open on the weekend so you shouldn’t have any issues there.
Weekend Weddings: The Cons
Given that weekend weddings are still the most popular, it’s quite possible that your dream wedding vendors may be unavailable on the Saturday of your wedding. For example, photographers, cinematographers, hair and makeup artists, and florists often get booked up months in advance. Thus, if you choose to have a weekend wedding, you will likely have to be somewhat flexible when it comes to vendors.
Ultimately, you’ll want to choose the date that works best for you and your partner, but we hope this list has opened your eyes to the many benefits that can be had from hosting a weekday wedding.
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