Considering a midweek wedding
Weekday weddings have been increasing in popularity over the past few years. Whilst the typical prime summer Fridays/Saturdays are still the most popular dates that go quickly, I’ve seen a big increase in couples choosing to have a wedding on a less traditional day such as Wednesdays/Thursdays. It’s certainly something that’s worth thinking about when you start to plan your big day. Things have changed over the past years and you might find that many friends/family don’t have a typical Monday-Friday job. Meaning even if you choose a weekend date, many guests will still need to arrange time off work.
What are the benefits of a weekday wedding?
The biggest advantage of a weekday wedding is usually the cost, and let’s be honest the wedding budget is a pretty important part of organising your wedding. Your venue is often one of the most expensive parts of your wedding cost and there’s potentially some big savings to be had by opting for a less popular weekday date. You might find whilst wedding planning you come across your perfect dream wedding venue only to find that your budget just doesn’t stretch to afford it. Opting for a weekday could be the answer. Let’s not forget about other suppliers for the wedding. Many other suppliers offer a discount for a weekday so it really is something to think about.
Putting cost aside for a minute, popular wedding suppliers also get booked up way in advance. Weekdays being less popular mean you might be able to find those absolutely perfect wedding suppliers that you love with a weekday available much easier than if you are trying to plan for a Saturday. Don’t forget that weekday bank holidays probably won’t get a discount.
Will my guests come to a weekday wedding?
It might be worth checking with any friends or family that have jobs in the NHS or Schools as it can be tricky them to book time off during term time. Generally though you’ll find that friends and family will be more than happy to book the day off work for your big day. If you do have potential guests that work in a school then it’s worth looking into weekdays in the school holidays.
Ultimately you’ll need to decide what is best for you but there’s no denying that there can be some big savings by opting for a wedding through the week. You might even be able to choose a special date such as the day you got engaged.
If budget is the main reason for looking into midweek weddings it is worth chatting to suppliers you are interest in. Not everyone offers a discount for weddings through the week so it’s important not to make assumptions. I do offer discounts for midweek wedding photography (Monday – Thursday) so please do get in touch if you are planning your day for through the week.