While Fridays are considered weekdays on most peoples calendar, in the wedding industry, Fridays are a popular day to get married like Saturdays. Therefore Fridays are not classified as weekends in the wedding industry. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays are considered as weekday weddings.
Some brides and grooms might be aware that certain wedding suppliers, such as wedding venues, can be cheaper on weekdays or in off-peak wedding season in a way to fill quiet periods or unpopular days. But Im sure you are curious as to some other benefits of a weekday wedding, right? So we are addressing some of the benefits of having a weekday wedding.
WHY CONSIDER A WEEKDAY WEDDING
One of the major concerns about holding a wedding on a weekday, is ensuring your guests can take leave from work to attend a weekday wedding.
The tip for planning a weekday wedding, is to send out your wedding invitations well in advance to allow the guests to forward plan to take leave. Your guests surely wont want to miss an important event like your wedding, and with plenty of notice, they can plan around your date and who doesn’t like a good excuse to have a day-off work.
While it may be inconvenient for some, remember that the most important people will be there no matter what … or when.
GETTING MARRIED ON A MEANINGFUL DATE
If you are wanting to hold your wedding on a particular date, like an anniversary of a first date or significant meaningful date, there is a high chance of that date falling on a weekday. If you are rock solid on having your wedding on that anniversary or special date, being open to having a weekday wedding means that you can still say your I-do’s on that special date. Otherwise, you could be waiting a few years before that date falls on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
BUDGETING FOR YOUR WEDDING
Many wedding venues and some other suppliers, offer discount prices for weekday weddings or off-peak wedding season dates, which will benefit your budget with your dollars stretching further.
Because Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays are popular, it means that venues and suppliers will often be free and more flexible on weekdays, and will therefore be open to discount pricing or value add to your package. You can invest the savings into increasing your guest list, splurging in other areas like your wedding photos and possibly get that wedding album.
CHOOSING YOUR WEDDING VENUE
Possibly the venue you love the most is out of your budget? But by having a weekday wedding might allow you to afford the venue of your dreams!
Most venues in high demand can book out as much as 12-18 months in advance. But by being flexible with your day and willing to consider a weekday, it may mean you don’t have to plan your wedding so far in advance.
CHOOSING YOUR OTHER WEDDING SUPPLIERS
Just like venues, other suppliers book out weekends well in advance. The most sought-after wedding photographers can book out 12-18 months in advance also. Weekdays are a lot easier to book vendors, as they tend to have more availability on weekdays.
Us photographers tend to be editing our weekend weddings during the week, so a chance to be out shooting another couple’s special day is very appealing.
KEEP THE CELEBRATIONS GOING
If you plan to get married on a weekday before a public holiday, you can continue the celebrations well into the night and next day. Or use the pubic holiday to recover from the wedding. This means you and your guests will be more likely to enjoy the festivities and not be worried about getting up early for work the next day.
Absolutely Yes, this Sydney wedding photographer, is available for weekday weddings! For information and prices for getting married on a weekday, please get in touch.