Getting married on weekdays
That’s it, the question has popped and you have to tell your friends and families about it. What a joy! One of the first things your guests will do will be to reserve a weekend in their diary for the following year. Are they available or not? Wrong! They have to check their weekly schedule too. Indeed, getting married on weekdays is also possible. Quite unusual, but what’s the point in doing so?
Only a few people will be available if I get married on weekdays. Is that what you’re thinking? I understand, but don’t look at it this way. You can plan your civil ceremony in the daytime, with your bridesmaids, groomsmen or closest relatives, and finish with a non-religious ceremony, an aperitif and a party in the evening. Getting married on weekdays has many advantages you may not be aware of. First, it is good to know that most of the service providers offer discounts for reservations occurring during the week. This is really interesting. Some of them are so popular that their services have to be planned months in advance, so they probably won’t be available on the date you want; that’s one of the benefits of getting married on weekdays. You will therefore have the opportunity to enjoy their sought-after presence. This encourages couples to celebrate their wedding on a weekday. They can even afford additional options they would never have thought of, if they had planned to get married at the weekend. However, be careful with the words “week” and “weekend” when you meet the service providers. Indeed, for some of them, Monday is a part of a “weekend pack”.
There are disadvantages in getting married on weekdays. For example, some of your guest may not be present because they can’t take a day off or come for the brunch the day after the ceremony. But this is really hard for me to find other drawbacks, for there are certainly more pros than cons in getting married on a weekday.
To conclude, getting married on a weekday is not the perfect solution, but some advantages are to be considered carefully. Like the fact of having the opportunity to hire popular service providers, who would be already booked or very expensive on a Saturday; or having a reception location for half the price demanded on weekends. So, take some time to think about this idea, which seems quite a good one to me… And feel free to contact me for the organisation of this beautiful day.