(Closed) Did you have a non-weekend wedding?

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: What day was your wedding on?
    Weekday : (12 votes)
    44 %
    Weekend : (15 votes)
    56 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    248 posts
    Helper bee

    An obvious con is that many, many people would not have been able to come to our wedding had it been in the middle of the week.  If all of your guests are local and you are having a small wedding, then a Wednesday might work.  Neither was the case for me so a Saturday wedding was the right choice for us. A plus would be that you might be able to get a better rate on a venue and food midweek rather than weekend.

    Post # 5
    Member
    780 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Our big day is 7/21/2011!  Like you, I loved the numbers of that day.  It is on a Thursday but I am completely fine with that because we are having a destination wedding in Jamaica and staying for a week.  So it doesn’t have to be on the weekend. 

    I’m with the previous poster.  As long as your guest list is small and made of local people, it should be a good turnout.  If that’s not the case, keep an open mind and try not to be disappointed if several guests cannot make it.  Vendors should certainly give you a discount since the wedding date would not be on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.  That’s a good thing!

    Post # 6
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    4415 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    We got married on a December 1st, which was a Wednesday. We had a destination elopement, so guests not being able to come wasn’t an issue for us, but it could be for a traditional wedding.

    Cons:

    Difficulty for guests to come in the middle of the week.

     

    Pros:

    Mid-week wedding are usually less expensive

    Easier to find vendors who are available, even at the height of wedding season

    Not limited to chosing one of 52 Saturdays available during the year

    Less competition for venues

     

    Post # 7
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    3316 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    We got married on October 6, 2009, which was a Tuesday.  (Because as a same-sex couple, we had to get married in MA, we had to work around the MA waiting period.)  However, we invited only a dozen people, immediate family and close friends.  Our “big” celebration was our at-home reception, which included only local guests and was on a Friday evening.

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