Are you considering a weekday wedding? Are you struggling to find a Summer Saturday 2021?
Take a look at the benefits of a weekday wedding
Here's where we state the obvious: Since Saturday is the most popular day of the week for weddings, it also tends to be the most expensive.
The demand for Saturday weddings can drive up every associated cost—from venues, to food & beverage, to supplier packages. Expect to see higher price tags galore to meet the demand of a Saturday soirée.
That venue you've had your heart set on may have its Saturdays booked out for months, or even years, in advance. But even the most sought-after and seemingly out-of-reach venues may have midweek availability. What’s more? They may have weekday openings during peak seasons and at a more affordable price! *Cue the confetti*
But weekday weddings? They can be a beautiful way for price-conscious couples and profit-oriented businesses to meet in the middle.
Couples looking to save money can book a midweek date that a wedding service provider would be utterly excited to fill! It's truly a win-win. Plus, many wedding venues will offer generously discounted rates to encourage booking their facility on an off-date that might otherwise sit empty.
Booking a weekday wedding is an especially good idea if you've got a tight timeline. If the date doesn't really matter to you and you just want to tie the knot ASAP, inquire about any unbooked dates your desired wedding venue may be trying to fill.
Not only will these savings allow you more wiggle room in your overall budget, but it can be the make or break between marrying your love in the setting of your dreams.
Opening yourself up to a midweek affair also ups the chance that you'll get a really cool wedding date! For example, 2/2/22 falls on a Wednesday. We say snag that date up!
For couples who are planning an intimate wedding with only their nearest and dearest in attendance, the particular day of the week may not be as important. A smaller guests lists offers more flexibility in your date selection because you’re working around the schedule of fewer people and can easily confirm availability with your VIPs in advance. In addition, if you and your soon-to-be truly want a low-key celebration without the late-night festivities, a weekday wedding might be the perfect way to go.
Similar to wedding venues, many of the most popular photographers, videographers, and floral designers could have totally booked Saturdays up to a year (or more) in advance! Wanna fit into their jam-packed schedule? Ask about their midweek availability. Plus, since suppliers are far less likely to book out those weekday dates, you'll probably get a better deal on everything from cakes to stationary to live music!
Just be aware that since most suppliers work weekends, they may take Mondays or Tuesdays (or Wednesdays or Thursdays) off. If you do have your heart set on a particular supplier, it's worth asking which weekdays they're available to work.
Statistically speaking, more and more couples are shifting their weddings to alternative days of the week. According to our internal data, about 21 percent of couples with weddings in 2020 already plan to move their receptions to a different day of the week. Furthermore, between the months of May to December 2020, over 63,000 couples have now set ceremony dates for Mondays.
According to The Knot 2019 Real Weddings Study, weddings outside of Saturdays already accounted for one in three nuptials in 2020. This means couples were already opting for a Sunday through Friday date for their ceremony this year. We predict this stat will continue to rise.