When you start to plan your wedding one of the first things you will think about is when you will get married! While most weddings happen on Saturdays and the weekend, weekday weddings are becoming more and more popular. There are a lot of pros to having a weekday wedding but there are also a few cons that you will want to consider. Keep on reading so you can make the best decision for you and your fiancé!
Weekday Wedding Pros
You'll have a better chance of getting the vendors you love!
One of the best reasons to have your wedding on a weekday is that you will have a better chance of booking the vendors that you love! There are only so many Saturdays a year and the best wedding pros will book their Saturdays fast. Since there are less weekday weddings, you'll have a better chance of your dream wedding vendors being available.
Easier to book your dream wedding day venue.
Just like with wedding vendors, wedding venues book up fast and, you guessed it, Saturdays are the first to go! If you have a wedding venue you love that is booked up, look into a weekday wedding and you will, more than likely, be able to get booked!
You may get special rates.
Some venues have special weekday rates for weddings to help fill their calendar. You will be paying a premium for a Saturday wedding during prime wedding season, because as I mentioned before, venues can only book so many Saturday weddings a year. This means if your dream wedding venue is a bit outside your budget, you may be able to fit it into your budget with a weekday wedding.
If you have a special date in mind, you won't have to wait for it to fall on a weekend.
If you want to get married on your anniversary or another special date, that date will only fall on a Saturday every once in awhile. If you don't want to wait a couple years for that date to fall on a Saturday, then a weekday wedding would be perfect!
You can have an extended wedding weekend!
By having your wedding on a Thursday or later in the week, you can extend your wedding festivities to include the whole weekend! This is especially a great option if you have a lot of out of town guests or if you are having a destination wedding. Your guests can take less time off work and be able to stay and party the rest of the weekend.
Weekday Wedding Cons
May have to have a later ceremony start time.
Having a wedding on a weekday means that a lot of your guests will have to work on your wedding day. This means, if you have a lot of guests that can't take off work or leave a bit early, then you will want to start your ceremony later in the day so your guests have time to get off work, change, and get to your wedding venue. This isn't necessarily a bad thing but if you are having a winter wedding and don't want it to be dark outside or if you aren't wanting to do a first look and your portraits before the ceremony, then you'll want to keep this in mind.
You may have a smaller guest list.
Because a lot of your guests will be working on a weekday and may not be able to get off work, this means that you may have a smaller guest list than you like and that some of your favorite people may not be able to be there. If you want to keep your guest count low, then this may not necessarily be a bad thing but it's something to consider.
Your guests may have to leave early.
Some of your guests may have to head out of your reception earlier than you think and may not drink or party the night away since they may have to get to work early in the morning.
Some vendors may not be available.
While, usually, having a weekday wedding will mean that it will be easier to book your dream wedding vendors, you do run into the chance of some vendors not being available. If a wedding vendor isn't full time with their business, then they may work a normal 9-5 job and wouldn't be able to work a weekday wedding. This usually isn't a problem with most professional wedding vendors but there are some who aren't full time.