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 😉
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 fiancé's day!
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!!)
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.
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
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.
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
It depends on your crowd. Some people can make it work and others can’t 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’s not true but it really is that those who want to attend will find a way to get there.
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.