Have you ever thought about getting married in the middle of the week? If not, it’s definitely something to consider. Not only does it mean you will still get to enjoy the weekend afterwards, but you can save a lot of money too…Although not every venue offers a midweek option, there are many that do, and the midweek wedding is growing ever more popular as people realize that it is possible to have the wedding of your dreams on a Wednesday!
The first thing to do after finding your venue is to send out your Save the Date cards – if you give your guests enough notice then they will be more than happy to take a day or two off work to celebrate your wedding with you. Your guests want to spend this special day with you, so as long as you give them enough time to book time off, arrange cover or babysitters, then you won’t find your guest list shrinking just because you aren’t getting married at the weekend.
As midweek weddings aren’t as popular as the weekend dates, venues will usually have excellent deals for these days as they want to sell as many dates as possible. Often these deals will include optional extras such as complimentary overnight stays or discounted DJs etc, so if you are looking for ways to save money – a midweek wedding is certainly something you should look in to. The midweek packages also tend to be the same regardless of the season – so you can still have the gorgeous summer wedding you’ve always imagined, for a fraction of the price. This means you will have room in your budget for the other elements of your day – perhaps you might like to serve Pimms and strawberries for your guests while your photos are being taken, or you might like to upgrade your traditional Wedding Breakfast to a delicious gourmet BBQ option. Alternatively, you might like to save those pennies for a weekend break after the wedding, or a ‘mini-moon’ to enjoy together, before planning a honeymoon later on in the year.
Getting married on a weekday is one of the wedding world’s best kept secrets. You will save enough money for those incredible wedding shoes that were a little out of budget, or be able to bring in the band you know will make your night unforgettable, and you will still get the same outstanding level of service that you would at a weekend wedding. Just be sure to give your guests enough notice, and you will have a wedding week to remember for a lifetime!