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Weekday Wedding??

Denia, on March 14, 2022 at 1:02 PM Posted in Planning 13 14
Hi! What are your thoughts on a weekday wedding? Is this crazy or crazy good?

Help please 馃檭


Latest activity by Jae, on July 27, 2022 at 3:40 PM
  • Brielle
    Just Said Yes June 2022
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    I'm getting married on a Monday! So, not crazy at all (although I'm a bit biased). My wedding is in June (peak wedding season), which means the most expensive time for venue rentals. My venue is 50% off on a Monday, so now I'm getting married in a much nicer place than we can really afford! Weekday weddings also keep your guest count down 馃槈

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  • Caitlin
    Dedicated January 2023
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    I'm getting married on a Monday too!! January '23 but same reasoning- we wanted a really nice venue and needed a Monday to make it affordable! Our wedding is destination as well so timing wasn't a huge concern. I think its totally fine. It's your and your fianc茅's day!

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  • Samantha
    Super August 2022
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    We had friends who just attended a wedding that was on a Monday! The one complaint that was received was that the couple essentially turned that Friday, Saturday, and Sunday into an extended, joint Bachelor/ette party and did not invite SOs of the wedding party...

    We looked at Thursday for a bit as well, thinking maybe people could come after work and only take Friday off?

    Ultimately it is 100% whatever you and your future spouse want to do! Just be prepared to get more no's for RSVPs than you would have gotten otherwise (which can be a huge cost savings!!)

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  • Caryn
    Savvy June 2024
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    I think it depends a bit on how many out of town guests you will be having. If everyone's local I don't see any issue at all, but if people are flying in and then have to take time off work, that's a lot to ask.

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  • Debbie
    Savvy August 2022
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    Crazy good! I鈥檓 getting married on a Thursday. We saved 15k by going with a weekday instead of the typical Saturday.
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  • Suzanne
    Dedicated February 2023
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    The only thing is that people usually go to work during the week. Especially for out of towners.
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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
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    I think friday evening weddings are a good idea!! but if you're talking about another day of the week such as monday-thurs then i don't think it's a terrible idea especially if it helps save that much more money. but the only thing is i bet people would leave earlier than if it was on a saturday

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  • Candace
    Super March 2022
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    If your guests are local, it's not a huge deal. If I had to go out of town and take days from work/school then I wouldn't be happy about it. My good friend is getting married on a Wednesday in May. I don't mind taking just the afternoon off work to attend the wedding because she's a good friend. The majority of her guests are local and I think alot of them actually work weekends, so this fits better for her crowd. You just have to know your guests.
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  • Mayumi
    Dedicated September 2022
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    I鈥檓 doing mine on a Thursday saved 2k on the venue and also a lot more people are available on a weekday vs trying to book a Friday or Saturday. 馃槃
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  • Hanna
    VIP June 2019
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    Depends if the majority of your guests are local or not. If you have a number of guests travelling from out of town, then I wouldn't do a weekday wedding. As a guest, I definitely wouldn't attend a weekday wedding if I had to travel out of town for it. But if most people are local then I don't see a problem. I'd just make sure to have a later start time

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  • Ayanna
    Devoted January 2023
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    Another Monday wedding here! It's crazy good! The weekend prices are ASTRONOMICAL. Getting married one day later saves us thousands!! Go for it!
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar December 2022
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    It depends on your crowd. Some people can make it work and others can鈥檛 due to job schedules. As long as your VIP guests have ample time to request days off from work and you are ok with others being unable to attend, then go ahead. Employment schedules are often finalized no earlier than 4 weeks which is the earliest time that rsvps are due. No one can confirm earlier than that.

    We have been invited to weekday weddings in the past but had to decline most due to not having enough time ahead to schedule those days off. Of the ones we did attend, they were very small due to other guests not being able to schedule time off. People say it鈥檚 not true but it really is that those who want to attend will find a way to get there.
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  • W-K
    Super October 2019
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    We had a Friday afternoon wedding and I really liked it. I thought it was kind of a plus that people had to take off work to attend because it cut down on our guest list and we only had the people who completely support us there. It also gave us a full weekend staycation for a honeymoon. The cost difference was pretty astronomical between a Friday wedding and a Saturday wedding. it made a lot of sense to us.

    One of my cousins had a Monday wedding on a holiday Monday and that seemed to be successful too.

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  • J
    Just Said Yes October 2022
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    Getting married on a Monday because it鈥檚 Halloween and my man鈥檚 birthday, but venues are cheaper so yay
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