More and more couples are finding it difficult to find and book a venue that has availability on the weekends due to the pandemic. Therefore, weekday weddings have become more popular and are trending in 2021. However, just like with everything else you have to think about whether or not a weekday wedding works for you. That’s why we’ve come up with the “Pros and Cons of Having a Weekday Wedding.”
1. More Cost-Efficient
Let's admit it we all would like to reduce costs whenever possible as long as it doesn't sacrifice quality. When booking a wedding venue, one of our Pros and Cons of Having a Weekday Wedding is simply because you can save money if you choose to book during non-peak days which is considered Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Many venues will offer discounts and incentives if you book during one of these non-peak days.
2. Availability of Vendors
Just like venues tend to book up quickly during the weekend, you can probably guess that so do vendors. You may have a better chance of booking a wedding photographer, wedding planner, or DJ that you always wanted to work with because they have more availability during the week as opposed to the weekends.
3. Relaxed Atmosphere
Also on our list of Pros and Cons of Having a Weekday Wedding is a more relaxed atmosphere. For instance, if you plan on having a micro wedding to include only your family and closest friends, it wouldn't matter to your guests the day of the week you choose.
4. Cheaper Travel Rates
For guests that are traveling to your wedding from out of town, they could get cheaper airfare and hotel rates during the week as opposed to traveling on the weekend. This is sure to make your guests happy.
Because most people usually work a Monday through Friday schedule, it may be inconvenient to attend a wedding during the week. The obvious being work obligations the next morning or having to get kids ready for school the next day or even finding a babysitter on a weeknight.
It may be difficult to "get the party started" if you choose to have a weekday wedding. That's why the atmosphere is on our list of Pros and Cons of Having a Weekday Wedding. Again, many guests may be less inclined to "turn up" if they have to get up early the next morning for work.
3. Schedule Conflicts
Having a weekday wedding may cause schedule conflicts for guests who have other weekday obligations. Be understanding of the fact that weekdays just don't work for everyone especially those who have children that play sports or have other after-school activities. The more advance notice you give the better for your guests who may have to make arrangements for their weekly obligations.
4. Low Attendance
Low attendance should also be considered because many people may be unable to get the time off work. For those traveling during the week and having to take a flight out early the next day may not seem appealing.
If you would like to learn more about the Pros and Cons of Having a Weekday Wedding, contact us to speak to one of our wedding planners.