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Dedicated July 2020

Anyone considering a weekday wedding if they have to rescedule?

Kristen, on March 23, 2020 at 8:35 AM Posted in Community Conversations 0 15
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Wedding day is June 6! I love my date I'm not changing unless I absolutely have to! but in the chance that we do have to push it back I'm considering getting married on our dating anniversary (again if possible) Wednesday July 15th! anyone have a wedding in the middle of the week? I know not everyone might be able to make it which I'm fine with. I know our most important guests would make it there no matter the day. I haven't reached out to my venue yet as thinking about it gives me knots in my stomach. I'm pretty sure my venue wont have if any barely any summer dates available this year. but I'm also sure I don't want to wait another year we've been engaged for 2 years and I just want to marry my FH! so thoughts on a Wednesday wedding?

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  • Kendra
    Devoted July 2020
    Kendra ·
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    Our wedding is on a Thursday and I think we picked a great date (July 2nd)! It’s actually becoming more common for couples to get married during the weekday. You get a great rate which is one of the reasons we selected that date along with its right before 4th of July weekend so we figured most people would have off on Friday since that’s when it is observed.


    Hopefully you don’t have to reschedule and best of luck to you!
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  • K
    Just Said Yes February 2020
    Kimberly ·
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    Hi Kristen,
    I really, really hope you can marry on the date of your heart's desire. We just got married on 2/20/2020 (Thursday), and people had to fly from all over the country, take off from work, and some had to take the kids out of school. My point is, that was going to be my wedding date no matter what, even if it was at the justice of the peace. So, perhaps you can have a beautiful reception on the weekend where it'll be convenient for everyone to attend. Or, do a vow renewal on the weekend or another day when you can wear your wedding dress!
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  • Raquel
    Beginner September 2020
    Raquel ·
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    We just moved our wedding to Thursday, September 3rd (Labor Day weekend). It was one of the last days available this year and we didn’t want to push until 2021. I am still a little nervous about the Thursday wedding but my fiancé and mother keep reminding me that any date we choose is a good date as long and he and I are there together celebrating such a special moment, regardless of how many people are able to make it. We also called our VIPs before pulling the trigger and everyone has been really sweet about it. They are on board with whatever we choose and will be there no matter what. Luckily, most of our attendees are local.
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  • Serena
    Devoted October 2020
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    Our current date is actually a Wednesday 5/13. If we have to push it back, we'll choose another Wednesday or Thurs in September. Its been a really great choice for us! Vendors were wide open when booking. Everything went as planned. I was able to book everyone I wanted. It was nice. Its a semi dw, driving distance, but my future in laws and their friend rent their houses from Sunday to Sunday. (Houses are cleaned every Sunday afternoon). So it didn't make sense for us to book a friday/sat wedding, then basically have to leave the next day. On the downside, yes, most guests declined including FHs mother bc of it being a midweek wedding. But those who we care about most are making it regardless. My best friend keeps telling me, "its not the quantity of your guests to make a great wedding, it's the quality" ☺
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  • Kristen
    Dedicated July 2020
    Kristen ·
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    That will be really nice to have the long weekend after your wedding! that's a good way to look at it
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  • Kristen
    Dedicated July 2020
    Kristen ·
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    Yes I totally agree on as long as FH and I are there nothing else really matters. I haven't tested the idea with our VIPs yet but I think most would make it work
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  • Kristen
    Dedicated July 2020
    Kristen ·
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    I'm trying to stay positive and one of the things helping is if I had to reschedule and did a week day I would think my vendors would be available. but I totally agree its about quality not quantity
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  • H
    Devoted June 2019
    Hanna ·
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    Ask your VIPs first before making any decisions. If your wedding party and VIPs are able to make it work, then I don't see what the problem would be! However, if I were in your shoes, if I couldn't get a Saturday, I would personally aim for a Thursday, Friday, Sunday, or even Monday. The middle of the week can be very difficult for taking off of work, especially when wedding party members generally have to fly in a day early for the rehearsal (this makes Monday easier because you could have a Sunday rehearsal/rehearsal dinner). But every situation is different, and the most important thing is that your VIPs are able to do a Wednesday. If you check in with them first and they're ok with it, then that's the most important thing. Best of luck in your planning!


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  • Gwendolyn
    Devoted July 2020
    Gwendolyn ·
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    While we haven't had to reschedule (and really hoping we won't need to), we picked our dating anniversary as well which is a Tuesday. Our wedding is a "destination" for everyone except us and is only our immediate family who would be there no matter what. Of course, with a larger wedding you'll run in to more people who can't make it but I'm sure you know who would be your "no matter whats".

    Smiley smile Doing a Tuesday also scored us 50% off the normal rates.

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  • Kristen
    Dedicated July 2020
    Kristen ·
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    Wow 50% off is amazing! I'm really hoping we dont need to change the date but it will be special no matter when it is!
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  • Gwendolyn
    Devoted July 2020
    Gwendolyn ·
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    I was blown away when they said half-price!

    Smiley smile Best of luck to you, I hope you can keep your date!

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  • Laura
    Champion June 2010
    Laura ·
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    Hi Kristen! If your venue and vendors are available, I think a weekday wedding is a great solution if rescheduling is necessary! Hopefully it won't be necessary to postpone, but if you do, you're thinking of ways to make the best of it! Smiley heart

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  • Laura
    Champion June 2010
    Laura ·
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    I just saw a new article that definitely applies to your situation: Why You Should Totally Consider a Weekday Wedding if You’re Rescheduling Due to COVID-19! Smiley heart

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  • Kristen
    Dedicated July 2020
    Kristen ·
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    Thank you that was a good article!

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  • K
    Just Said Yes February 2020
    Kimberly ·
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    You're welcome! And, I'll also add, having my wedding on a Thursday saved us soooo much money! The venue was half priced. I negotiated with the photographer and DJ down to a great price. And our limo was a phenomenal deal!
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