The joy’s of a midweek wedding
It’s no hidden secret that most weddings happen at the weekend. Saturday affairs with the occasional Friday thrown in for good measure. This is shaping up to be one weird-ass year with the country on lockdown and many of our 2020 couples postponing their weddings, 2021 is looking to be BUSY. Although most folk opt for a weekend wedding, we’re here to tell you that bucking the trend and choosing a mid-weekend is actually a really great choice.
Why are we so keen on them? Well, here are our top three reasons to have a mid-week wedding:
1. Picking the best wedding suppliers
OK as I said, we are currently chatting to a lot of our 2020 couples who are looking to move into 2021. Many suppliers, us included, often book out months, if not years in advance. You spend hours researching, looking for the most awesome supplier to be a part of your wedding, get in touch and… they’re booked. Gutted. It’s honestly so disappointing when we have to turn couples away because we’re already booked. This is happening for 2021 much faster than usual with all the postponements. The thing is, if you were to enquire for a mid week date, there is a higher chance are that we’re free. The same is likely for all those other awesome suppliers.
Choosing a mid-week wedding means your suppliers – and therefore you – have much more flexibility when it comes to your preferred date. Want that amazing venue that’s fully booked for a few years? They probably have some room for you on Mondays to Thursdays! Just think about the wedding you could have if you have every supplier you wanted.
2. Your dream wedding on a budget
We know weddings are expensive. It’s kinda mind-boggling that the average couple will spend £30k+ on their wedding. The thing is that all of us suppliers have a pretty limited window in which to earn our way. Wedding season is usually May-Sept and usually limited to Saturdays. That’s only 22 days in which to earn a years worth of salary. If you tell us that you’re getting married Sunday-Thursday, not only are your suppliers likely to be free you never know they might offer a discount on the final bill. Save your money and get an awesome honeymoon or even treat yourself to our photo booth or journal. High chance it’ll be cheaper for your guests looking for a hotel room as well.
3. Guest availability
Yes, it might seem a little counterintuitive to suggest your guests may be more available mid week. But think about it. One of the only obstacles your guests have when it comes to a mid week wedding is work – and who doesn’t love to book a couple of days off when they have the chance. When we’re not in the middle of global pandemics, many people have social engagements on weekends that can span months in advance. Mid week? Not so much. And if you have any friends who tend to work at the weekend, they will thank you for it too.
So go on, give your guests the opportunity to have an excuse to spend some time away from the office.
Are you planning your mid-week wedding? Get in touch and let us know what you’re planning