What’s the best day of the week for your wedding?
One of the first decisions couples have to make when planning a wedding is choosing what day of the week to get married.
Whilst Fridays and Saturdays are the most popular days for weddings, the decision is not always as straight-forward as it first appears. There’s also a growing trend for Sunday weddings, particularly for more intimate ceremonies and celebrations.
Here are the top factors that will influence your choice of wedding day.
You’ve probably got a preference for getting married at a particular time of year … after all, there’s a reason we talk about the ‘wedding season’. And there’s a good chance you’ve set your heart on a particular venue, or venues, for the wedding or civil ceremony and the reception that follows … but are your preferred venues available?
The best way to secure the venue of your choice is to plan ahead as the most popular venues get booked up at least a couple years in advance.
If you’re not able to work to a long timescale or simply don’t want to wait, another option is to choose a less popular day of the week for your wedding. Weekday weddings have a lot going for them, as you’ll see.
One of the biggest benefits of a mid-week wedding is the positive impact on your budget. Venues often offer preferential rates for weddings taking place during the traditional working week to fill their quieter times. The same thing holds true for out-of-season weddings.
And it’s not just the wedding venues that have discounts and offers for Monday to Thursday bookings. All the other wedding suppliers from photographers, cake decorators, make-up artists, venue dressers and wedding car hire companies will be vying to attract your mid-week custom.
Availability of family members and key friends
You may have sentimental reasons for picking a particular venue and the prospect of nice weather during the spring and summer months may be an important factor too.
If you do decide to opt for a weekday wedding, the sooner you let family members and key friends know, the better as many will have to book time off work or make child-care arrangements.
And you’ll need to accept and understand that you may end up with a slightly smaller wedding party than you had expected.
Avoid clashes with significant occasions
Some clashes, such as significant sporting events like the Olympics or World Cup, can be avoided easily. Events such as the royal wedding tend to come with a few months’ rather than a few years’ notice and so are more difficult to avoid.
Certainly couples getting married in Windsor the day before Meghan and Harry’s big day hadn’t expected quite the attention they received from both the media and the public.
About Melanie Allen CBA
As a Certified Balloon Artist, Melanie has a passion for creating incredible balloon decor for couples celebrating their wedding or civil partnership. From elegant and stylish to quirky and unusual, Melanie designs unique decor for her clients' special day.