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.

Venue availability

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.

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As a balloon artist in Ripley, Derbyshire in the East Midlands I  create unique balloon decor and balloon decorations, as well as  organic balloons and organic balloon decor and party balloons for wedding balloons and wedding balloon decor for wedding receptions. As well as balloons for corporate events and corporate event balloon decor. I also specialise in birthday party balloons and birthday party balloon decorations for special birthdays including 1st birthday party balloon decorations, 1st birthday balloons, 5th birthday party balloon decorations, 5th birthday balloons, 10th birthday party balloons, 18th birthday party balloons and 18th birthday balloon decorations, 21st birthday party balloons and 21st birthday balloon decorations, 30th birthday balloons, 40th birthday balloons, 50th birthday balloons, 60th birthday balloons, 70th birthday balloons, 80th birthday balloons, 90th birthday balloons, 100th birthday balloons.  I also create unique balloon decor for wedding anniversary balloon decorations including 25th wedding anniversary balloons, 50th wedding anniversary balloons, silver wedding balloons, golden wedding balloons, golden wedding anniversary balloons, silver wedding anniversary balloons and ballon decor and ballon decorations. My expertise as a balloon decorator is particularly important when create balloon decor for corporate events and event planners, for corporate balloon decor and corporate balloon decorations, balloons for corporate events, corporate balloons and balloons for corporate functions and corporate awards ceremony balloons and corporate awards balloon decorations. As a balloon modeller and balloon twister I am an expert in balloon modelling and balloon twisting and I create amazing balloon animals and balloon animal models and I publish how to videos and balloon tutorials showing how to make balloon animals and learn balloon modelling and learn balloon twisitng. My balloon videos and balloon tutorials and balloon video tutorials are sold across the world. 


I am based in Ripley in Amber Valley in Derbyshire.  I also cover Nottingham, Nottinghamshire. I attend parties and events for balloon modelling and balloon twisting in Alfreton, Heanor, Swanwick.  I also provide balloon modelling for children's parties at Belper, Selston, Hucknall, Papplewick and Linby and Nutall. I decorate parties and visit Heanor, Eastwood, Langley Mill, Ilkeston, Brinsley, Underwood, Kimberley, Sutton in Ashfield, Selston and Kirkby in Ashfield, and also Somercotes and Leabrooks and Swanwick. I work as a balloon artist in Pinxton, South Normanton, Mansfield, Forest Town, Waingroves, Marehay, Denby, Blackbrook, Shottle Hall, Holbrook and Derby. In addition to Loscoe, as well as Codnor, Ambergate, Riddings, Bagthorpe, Ravenshead, Pinxton, Jacksdale, Brinsley, Clay Cross. Other areas I cover South Wingfield, Crich, West Hallam and Giltbrook, in addition to Wingerworth, Mansfield Woodhouse and Shirebrook, Matlock, Matlock Bath and Cromford, as well as Little Eaton and Breadsall. 

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