Is a weekday wedding right for you?
Updated: Jun 30, 2022
When it comes to wedding dates, some couples have a specific date in mind, some couples want weekends only, some couples want weekdays for more intimate or destination weddings. Whatever your preference, let's take a look at some of the pros and cons of a weekday wedding.
Cheaper- Most wedding venues offer quite a rather decent sized discount when booking a weekday wedding. Let’s face it- the more money you can save, the better, right?!
Venue availability- If you are wanting a sacred Spring or Fall wedding, and if you don’t book them early on, chances are you will have slim pickings. However, by opting to go with a weekday wedding, you may have higher chances of securing a date at your dream venue in the Spring or Fall.
Early endings- If you are wanting the night to end early and aren’t much for staying up hosting an all night dance party, then a weekday wedding is a great alternative. Guests tend to anticipate weekday weddings to end earlier and to be less of a “party atmosphere.”
Vendor availability- Since weekend wedding dates tend to be the first to go, you may find it easier to lock in your preferred vendors during the week.
Less convenient for guests- One of the flipsides to a weekday wedding is there may be a lot of guests that decline your invitation due to their work schedules or needing to use a vacation day to attend. (However, we see the silver lining to this, and choose to see it as a way to have a smaller, more intimate wedding, and be able to spend more quality time with those who do attend.)
Venue availability- Some wedding venues may not allow week day weddings. (Luckily, here at The Wallace Ranch, we do!)
No matter which day of the week you ultimately end up selecting, it seems there will always be some minor inconveniences. However in the grand scheme of things, let’s not forget, either weekday or weekend, it’s still a remarkably special day that should be centered around you and your significant other! Please feel free to reach out and book a tour!