Weekday weddings are trending and many couples are choosing them over having their big day on the weekend. Learn why weekdays may be a great choice.
WEEKDAY WEDDINGS ARE LESS EXPENSIVE
One of the main reasons weekday weddings have become so popular is that they are often less expensive than traditional Saturday weddings. It’s said that couples can save up to 25% or more on a weekday vs. weekend wedding for the venue and vendors combined.
This is obviously because venues and wedding vendors tend to be less busy and less “in-demand” during the week, which means that you can often get a better price. Couples who desire a specific date on a weekend, and especially on Saturdays are going to need a bigger budget and may also be surprised at the lack of availability.
YOU CAN CHOOSE A MEANINGFUL DATE
Weekday weddings also offer couples the opportunity to choose a meaningful date. This could be the day you met, the day you got engaged, or any other significant date in your relationship.
This is an extraordinary way to commemorate your love for each other, and it can be lovely to have your wedding on a day that means something special to both of you.
MORE INTIMATE SETTINGS
Another reason weekday weddings have become more popular is because they tend to be more intimate. This is because they are often more low-key and less crowded. You can invite fewer people, create a more intimate event, and still have a stunning wedding.
Having your wedding on a weekday can make all the difference in terms of intimacy for those who don’t want a huge crowd. It’s very difficult to say hello to 250 guests on a Saturday night, much less have a meaningful conversation! Enjoy the intimacy and relaxed vibe of a weekday wedding.
LESS PRESSURE ON COUPLES
That relaxed vibe means less pressure on the happy couple. There are no expectations for a Tuesday wedding to be as grand or elaborate as a traditional Saturday wedding.
This can be liberating for couples who want to tie the knot but don’t want to deal with all of the stress and pressure of planning a big wedding. Instead, they can focus on creating a beautiful and intimate ceremony that’s perfect for them.
SPEND MORE TIME WITH YOUR GUESTS
Another great thing about mid-week weddings, and specifically Wednesday or Thursday weddings, is that you may have more time to spend with your guests after your big day if you’re not jetting right off to your honeymoon.
When a wedding takes place on a Saturday night, most guests are heading back home either that night or on Sunday. If you book a late-weekday wedding, your guests may choose to stay in town for the weekend, giving you time to spend with them after the ceremony.
SAVE ON TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATIONS
Everything travel related generally cost less on weekdays. Airfare, hotels, Uber and Lyft are all usually more affordable Monday through Thursday than they are Friday through Sunday. If you’re paying for relatives to fly in for your big day, those savings can add up quickly for you, and for your guests.
READY TO PLAN YOUR WEDDING?
Choosing a weekday can make all the difference for those who want to reign in their budget or create a less stressful, more intimate wedding. Our all-inclusive wedding packages are completely customizable for any day of the week. We’ll provide a dedicated event specialist that can guide you through the rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception.
If you haven’t considered a weekday wedding, call us to book a tour and we’ll show you the many other reasons why it may be just the right choice for you!