(Closed) Weekday wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
731 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My wedding was on a Thursday. We only invited 12 people, and 11 came so I’d say we had a good turnout lol

But it saved us a TON of money. Not only at the venue, which we only spent $330 for 5 hours,  but photography and floral. It was perfect. 🙂

Post # 4
11166 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

Do you mean Monday-Thursday? Or would Friday count too?

Post # 5
3340 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

We’re getting married on a Monday!!  I’ll let you know what the turnout is, but so far all my family that I’ve talked to said they’re coming.  😀

We chose Monday because we saved over $5000 on the site fee for our venue.  We also wanted the 22nd of April and that fell on a Monday, LOL!  We’ve been able to make deals with all our vendors because they’re most likely not going to book another gig for a Monday.  So, they’re more willing to give us big discounts.  And things don’t book up quickly for Mondays either, so we’ve gotten our first choice of vendors and haven’t had to rush making decisions.

Post # 7
9672 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’ve only been to one weekday wedding and it was in Hawaii so it’s not like the day of the week mattered…as we were all off work since we were on vacation.

I think it would be perfectly fine, you would just have to realize and be prepared for the fact that a lot of people might not be able/willing to make it (especially out of town guests).  Or that it probably wouldn’t have the whole “big party” type of feeling because people won’t want to stay out late or drink a lot if they have to work the next day.  But this all depends on what is important to you.

I think if you talk to the most important people (that you need to have there-parents, siblings, or whoever) and find out if it would work for them that would be a good start.

Post # 8
2385 posts
Buzzing bee

i think Destination Wedding on a weekday are more acceptable. 

Post # 9
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Kes18 said it best. It’s amazingly cheaper, but if you will regret the lack of a true ‘party’ atmosphere maybe it’s not worth it? Depends on what you want for your wedding though, maybe you’re not the party type and then it’s a good idea! 

Post # 10
2891 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

 Yeah I am thinking about a wednesday or thursday evening wedding and was worried about the same thing. I see so many benefits: cheaper prices, not having to rush to book things, 1st pick of vendors, not having the whole shabbat issue with my jewish guests and the sabbath issue with my christain guests. The only downside is out of town guests may not b willing to travel and people many want to leave early. Since I want my wedding to take place at sundown I am unsure how this would work. Having grown up in a jewish community I have attended a great many Tuesday weddings and they were heavily attended/ went quite late. So maybe this is a non issue? 

Post # 11
2748 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

My first wedding was on a Wednesday. We really wanted to keep our anniversary, and he didn’t want to wait til the next year (leap year would have made it a Friday). We saved a ton of money, and a lot of our family members that had to travel said it was great to get such a long weekend out of it, ha. We didn’t get as many people coming as we invited, but that being said we invited a lot of people that we knew couldn’t make it because we also knew they at least wanted to be invited. The most important people were there with us. All in all, it turned out smashingly. 

My one suggestion is that if you decide on a weekday, decide soon and send out invitations even sooner than the usual timeline. It will give people extra time to figure out time off and all of that. 

Post # 12
3357 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@missbluesky:  my wedding was on a Tuesday, but it was a Destination Wedding so everyone had to take the week off anyway 🙂

Post # 13
151 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Our wedding is on a Friday morning, with an afternoon reception and activities over the weekend. It saved us $2k. We are only inviting 30 people and 20 have RSVPed for the weekend before we even sent out the printed invites. I think it could work if you give them enough time to take off. Laughing

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