Why You Should Consider Booking A Weekday Wedding
There are plenty of reasons why you should give serious consideration to booking a weekday wedding – From saving money to having your pick of the best suppliers in the business, booking a weekday wedding as an alternative to a weekend shouldn’t be overlooked.
Thanks to the impact of Covid-19, weekday weddings are about to become more popular than ever, but that’s not the only reason you should consider having one; a weekday wedding has some major benefits over a weekend celebration.
OK, I know what you are thinking… When hosting a weekday wedding, you will of course, need to ask some guests to take time off work in order to attend and that isn’t an option for some. For those who can make it work though, it’s definitely worth reminding your guests that they’ll get some much needed time out to let loose at your amazing celebration.
If you’re still not convinced that a weekday wedding is for you, read on to find out why they’re absolutely worth taking into consideration…
If you’ve had to postpone your wedding due to the Corona virus, it’s likely that you originally booked your suppliers in plenty of time in order to ensure you secured your favourites for your big day.
With late 2020 and early 2021 couples holding the Saturday spots, many spring and summer 2021 couples may find themselves having to compromise on dates. It’s not all bad though, as opting for a weekday wedding could mean that your venue and suppliers are more likely to have availability, allowing you to keep every element of your dream wedding a reality.
Even if one or two of your original suppliers are unable to make the new date, you’re much more likely to have a larger range of suppliers who are available to choose from on a weekday rather than a weekend.
It will save you money
Opting for a weekday is one of the best ways to save money on your chosen wedding venue. Many wedding venues offer special weekday rates, allowing you to spend more on something else to make your wedding even more incredible.
It’s not just the wedding venues who offer special deals during the week, some wedding suppliers also offer discounted rates for weekday weddings, so it’s always worth checking with them when you enquire.
It will save your guests money as well
You won’t be the only one saving money. Most hotels and guest houses offer reduced tariffs on a weekday and transport is often cheaper on a weekday (as long as you avoid peak times), so guests could end up paying much less than originally anticipated.
Reduced accommodation rates often start on Sunday evenings and so a Monday wedding is actually a great choice for some.
Your wedding is less likely to clash with another wedding
With many spring and summer 2020 couples moving their weddings to later in the year or early next year, the chances of a wedding clash have increased.
Cut down the chances of your guests having to choose between your nuptials and another couple’s by choosing a weekday wedding. Many couples who originally booked autumn or winter weddings will have chosen popular weekend dates and guests may have already committed to attending their celebration.
Choosing a less popular (but no less amazing) date increases the likelihood of all of your loved ones being able to attend your special day.
The Dos and Don’ts of Planning a Weekday Wedding
Do: Discuss the possibility of a weekday wedding with the guests that are most important to you first. Some people may raise concerns about their ability to get the time off work and so it’s worth making sure that they can make it work before booking.
Do: Sell the idea to your guests. Tell them about the reduced accommodation rates (should they need to travel), encouraging them to treat it as a mini-break and explaining how much it would mean to you to have them there.
Do: Consider booking a ceremony that’s later in the day. If some people are finding it really difficult to get the time off, a later ceremony could allow them to travel on the day, cutting down their time out of the office.
Don’t: Allow negativity to get you down. Any friend worth having will do whatever it takes to attend your nuptials, so don’t listen to anyone who thinks weekday weddings aren’t a good idea – the people who matter will be there.
Don’t: Leave it too late to book. Just because weekday weddings generally mean more suppliers and venues are available, it doesn’t mean that the ones you want will definitely be free for your chosen date. Once you’ve confirmed the availability of your nearest and dearest, get on the phone to your suppliers and get your wedding booked in their diaries as soon as possible.
Another point to mention, is to make sure that you give your guests plenty of notice (even before the invitations have been issued).
Just like suppliers, guests will need notice too, so try to let them know your date at the earliest possible opportunity. This way, your guests will be much more likely to be able to settle working arrangements and get accommodation booked (should they need to).
If you have just booked your wedding venue in either Devon or Cornwall for a mid week date and are looking for a Cornish wedding photographer to capture your special day, please feel free to get in touch. I have a range of packages available depending on the amount of coverage required, with weekday wedding reductions as standard 🙂