Post # 1
I am thinking about having our wedding and reception Sunday evening of a long holiday weekend, possibly Martin Luther King weekend. How much have Sunday brides saved? The venue would definately be cheaper, but did you find savings on photographers, rentals etc? Also with Valentines Day so close would flowers be crazy expensive?
Post # 3
I don’t know about flowers, but I definitely notice a mark up around Valentines Day. Even the corner delis that sell roses just about double their price, if not more, but I also know it’s just the few days around Valentine’s day, not that far in advancted (however, I wouldn’t know about prof. flower places). I personally dont think I saved a ton on a Sunday wedding, but it made things easier to book I think since I had a shorter engagement. I did however, save on the venue because if we did a friday or saturday wedding we would have had to book the entire inn, but I don’t imagine it’s like that for most places.
Post # 4
I negotiated better packages with my vendors, they would add something on. On the venue I saved $60/person. Overall we had a Saturday $60K wedding for $37K on a Sunday. It made a huge difference for our budget and we would have had to use a different photographer, not had a videographer, had less flowers, etc…
Post # 5
I’m not sure we saved a ton of money because it was a Sunday, but like JoesWifey said, it made booking a lot easier. We were on a Sunday holiday, Mother’s Day, and were able to book everything within 7 months. In fact, we didn’t even do the some of the big vendors (caterer and photographer) until about 3 months out. And we got our first pick on every single vendor; we didn’t have to compromise for someine we didn’t really like.
I think all of our savings came from asking for discounts for being locals, going to vendors recommended by friends, etc…