Traditionally, the most popular day for a wedding is (duh) Saturday. This makes for tough competition when it comes to securing venues and services for your big day. To avoid hearing “that date has already been booked”, why not plan an “off-day” wedding instead? Not only will you have a better chance of having the vendors and venues you want on your wedding day, but it also makes economic sense!
willing to negotiate – and have more of these days free!
This means that your reception will follow immediately after the ceremony, and you’ll avoid the extra cost (and
hassle) of having to provide an interim reception or cocktail party.
example, your ceremony could be held Friday, and you could plan activities through your honeymoon departure on
Restaurants, too, are usually thrilled to have rehearsal dinners booked on Thursdays or other evenings during the week. These are typically their slower business days, so you’ll find that the staff will be more attentive to your party’s needs, and the atmosphere will be more relaxed.
By now, you may be thinking that an off-day wedding sounds like a terrific idea for you and your soon-to-be-spouse. If this is the case, you’ll not only save money, you’ll be able to enjoy more time with your loved ones and you’ll most likely hear “Yes” from vendors and service providers instead of “We’re already booked.” Here are a few things to keep in mind, though:
you will most likely need to serve dinner.
If this sounds good to you or even intrigues you slightly – think about it! Weigh the pros and cone … go ahead and buck the traditional Saturday wedding!