We are totally biased on this subject, because we got married on a Tuesday, and it was the BEST decision ever! With everything that has been going on, a lot of weddings are being postponed for later this year and even 2021, and planning a wedding is becoming a little harder than usual. For the couples that have had to postpone their wedding, and for those at the beginning stages of planning, let me tell you why weekday weddings are AWESOME:
#1 It Makes Planning WAY Easier
Imagine reaching out to the wedding vendors of your dreams and asking them if they’re available for your date, and everyone says YES. If you’re getting married on a weekday, there is a 90% chance that it will happen! Some wedding venues can be booked up for Saturday dates up to two years in advance, and it’s the same with photographers and videographers. So if you have a very specific list of vendors you would love to have for your wedding day, not getting married on a Saturday might be the best decision you make.
This applies more than ever for this year and 2021. With so many weddings having to be rescheduled, 2021 Saturdays are getting filled. I know this isn’t ideal, but choosing a weekday for your new wedding date will give you a better chance to have all of your original vendors available!
#2 You’ll Make Everyone’s Week Much Better
You might be thinking your guests won’t want to celebrate on a weekday, but that’s not true. Weekday weddings give people something to look forward to! Imagine starting a Monday super excited about a Wednesday or Thursday wedding?! Imagine not having to wait until Friday evening to celebrate?! We’ve been to a few weekday weddings and I can guarantee that it will make your guest’s (and your own) week so much better!
#3 Lots Of Weekday Discounts
Yes, most vendors will offer you weekdays discounts. We were pretty surprised to find that out while we were planning our own wedding, and it was lovely! We didn’t plan our wedding on a Tuesday for that reason, but it was certainly a bonus that we didn’t say no to.
#4 Out of Town Guests
If you’re having a lot of people coming from out of town or even from outside of the country, as we did, then it won’t make a huge difference to them if your wedding is on a Saturday. Most of our guests had to take a whole week off (or more) to come to our wedding, so it really didn’t matter what day of the week it was going to be! We took advantage of that and had a blast with our guests before and after our wedding!
#5 It’s The Perfect Excuse To Take a Day (or a few days) Off Work
Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a good excuse to take a day off from work? A wedding celebration has to be one of the BEST excuses there are out there! As the bride and groom, you two should probably just take the whole week off, I mean, might as well. And your guests will not be upset if they have to do the same, I can guarantee you that.
PS. This isn’t just for big weddings, but it totally applies to elopements as well. Depending on the location of your elopement, it can be very crowded with tourists during the weekends! The US has so many amazing National Parks, and so many are the perfect backdrop for a wedding ceremony. But you really don’t want to be fighting traffic and tourists on your wedding day, so eloping in the middle of the week will make your life much easier, and your whole day more pleasant.
If you have any questions on wedding planning, please contact us, we’re here to help!
And if you’re in the first stages of planning your big day, here are some tips & resources for you to check it out: