Wedding Wednesdays Q&A: Non-Saturday Wedding

Wedding Wednesdays Q&A by Jamie Chang Destination Wedding Planner of Mango Muse Events

Happy Wednesday!  It’s time for our weekly Q&A to help you with your wedding planning.

Q: What do you think about having a non-Saturday wedding?  Will people still come?

This is a great question!  Saturdays are definitely the most popular day to get married because it’s the weekend and because you can party and not have to go to work the next day.  However, considering a different day can be a good idea for many reasons.

One of the biggest reasons (and perhaps the most inciting) is that you can sometimes get a discount for choosing a weekday or even a Sunday.  Since staying within your budget is always challenging, this can be a nice way to get the wedding venue you want with some extra money to spend elsewhere.  Choosing to have your wedding on a Sunday or on a weekday can pose some potential guest issues, but if these people care about you (and hopefully you are only inviting those that do), then they’ll come either way.  You’ll still want to be considerate of your guests (especially those in your immediate families/wedding party), but if you keep them in mind while planning, you will be fine.

I personally think having a wedding on a Friday can be a fun way to end the week.  You’ll have to be careful about your ceremony time (so that people can get there from work), but it’s a great way to kick off the weekend.  Sunday weddings can be fun too especially if you’re thinking about brunch or a cocktails/heavy appetizer type of meal.  If you’re worried about people not staying because of work the next day, don’t worry too much.  Unless your wedding is going until the wee hours of the morning, most of the people who would leave early, would still leave early no matter what day of the week.  And the people who would stick around to dance and hang out are the people who would do so on any day of the week.  A midweek wedding works great if you want to only invite a small group to your ceremony and a larger group to the reception.

Last but not least, if you’re having a destination wedding, the day of the week really doesn’t matter at all since most of your guests will be flying in for at least a few days anyway.  All in all, having a non-Saturday wedding can be a great idea.  It can help to tell your love story if the date is particularly important or if it fits with the type of wedding you want.  Your guests will come because they love you, so don’t be afraid to pick a day that matters to you as a couple and/or matches with what you are looking for.

Wedding couple on the dance floor at their non-Saturday wedding in San Francisco by Destination wedding planner Mango Muse Events

(Photo credit: VAS Photography)

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