(Closed) Weekday Wedding?!

posted 8 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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612 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We are having a Sunday wedding, I would check to see if those are filled first.  I don’t see any issue with having a weekday wedding.  You might get some whinning from guests, but if they really want to be with you and your FI as you start your life together then they will be there.  More pluses besides getting your prefered vendors things will be much cheaper:)  I say go ahead and plan a weekday wedding!

Post # 4
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419 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I REALLLLY wanted a weekday wedding but my church said “Saturday only” =(

— I think Friday night weddings work just great and Sundays (while still the “weekend”) are also much eaiser to book.

Post # 6
Hostess
16217 posts
Honey Beekeeper

By “weekday,” do you mean Friday? Or other weekdays?

The success of non-Saturday weddings depends largely upon your guestlist. How big is it? How many people will need to come in from out of town? How late do you want your reception to go? Etc, etc.

Post # 8
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1269 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We are going to do Friday evening 11-11-11. hopefully at 11;11 if we can stay up that late;)

Post # 9
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1927 posts
Buzzing bee

I actually don’t agree that if they “want to be there they will be”.  Having a weekday wedding can mean that some of your guests are unable to be there and it’s beyond their control.  I live in TN and the majority of my friends and family are in New England.  I have had 5 weddings so far this year up north and I got to ALL of them.  Often times my husband and I fly up on Sat. morning and come back Sun. afternoon.  It’s a lot of work but we want to be there to support our loved ones.  However, if someone had a wedding on a random Wednesday night there is no way I could be there no matter how much I wanted to be.  A Friday night wedding I would try really hard and it would be possible…. but not for sure that I could make it work.

Post # 11
Hostess
16217 posts
Honey Beekeeper

@beeloved: If everyone is local and you give them plenty of notice and you don’t plan for the reception to go till midnight or 1:00 AM, I think you could make it work! Plus it will be cheaper. 🙂

Post # 12
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369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I attended a Monday night wedding last December.  While many people attended, it honestly upset quite a few people (myself included).  It was 4 days before Christmas, and people were already taking vacation time off for the event.  I feel like it is asking a lot of people to take time off of work like that, especially right before a holiday.  But if the majority of your guests live nearby, I don’t see why not!

Post # 13
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268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Weekday weddings are very common in this part of the world.  Mostly because Monday/Tuesday tend to be free in a lot of cities. 😉 And, since EVERYONE must have a civil ceremony, weekends tend to fill up fast.  We’re doing a Friday and literally by 8:07 in the morning on the day we could schedule all the slots but 1 were gone already.  The location opened at 8am.

Personally, I don’t think a weekday wedding is a big deal if most people are local and you understand some people won’t be able to make the ceremony or the day itself because of work or other weekday obligations.

Post # 14
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1545 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@retreadbride: hey wedding date twin!! will your ceremony begin at 11 11?

Post # 15
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264 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We are having our wedding on a Monday afternoon in the summer! It’s saving us a lot of money, so we plan on planning activities for our guests to do during the weekend that will hopefully make it easier to stay an extra day for our wedding. Plus, most of our guests are a 2 hour max drive away, if they don’t want to come for the weekend. 

I’m finding it easier to book vendors on a weekday because they aren’t so busy.

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