So you’re planning a wedding. We need to talk about something that seems to be an unspoken rule, ingrained in our collective wedding psyche for far too long: the idea that Saturday is the holy grail of wedding days. Sure, it’s a convenient day for many, but it’s not actually always the best choice. In fact, depending on your priorities (and budget), it might be one of the worst days to choose. So before you lock in your Saturday nuptials, make sure you think about this:
Yes, you heard that right. There are not one, not two, but seven glorious days in a week, each with its unique charm. Saturday might be the obvious choice, but it’s also the day when everyone else wants to get hitched. Competition, much? If you choose another day of the week, particularly a week day, you will probably discover it’s surprisingly easier to book vendors, and potentially much more cost-effective for your budget. So you might actually be able to nab that dream photographer who never seems to have availability, and the venue you really want might have a very different price on a Tuesday, which leaves more room in your budget for those unicorn-shaped ice sculptures you’ve always secretly dreamed of. Who knew that making fiscally responsible choices could lead to such majestic additions to your wedding decor?
We get it; you want all your nearest and dearest to witness your special day. However, when you have 100 guests on your wedding list, it’s virtually impossible to consider everyone’s schedule. There will always be that one person who can’t make it no matter what day you choose. And here’s the secret: it’s okay! Obviously make sure you’ve run your date past your family and closest friends to avoid any major clashes. But as long as you give your guests plenty of notice, they can work out taking time off work themselves.
And just remember, your wedding can look like whatever you want it to. Why not have a small, intimate wedding during the week, and then throw a more casual celebration with a larger guest list on a weekend later on? This way, you get the best of both worlds. You get to enjoy an intimate ceremony with your nearest and dearest on a day that suits you and then throw an epic party when the weekend warriors are ready to let loose. It’s a win-win!
Choosing an unconventional wedding day can actually reduce stress and create a more relaxed atmosphere. You’ll have less competition for vendors, more flexibility in your planning, and a unique wedding that stands out in everyone’s memory. Plus, it’s your day, so why not make it all about you and your partner, without worrying about following the crowd?
For some, getting married on a Saturday is actually a tradition worth rethinking. There are seven days in a week, and each one offers its own set of perks and possibilities. By choosing a different day, you can have a more flexible, cost-effective, and stress-free wedding that truly reflects your style and personality, and you’re less likely to have to compromise on things. So, go ahead and embrace the midweek magic or dance down the aisle on a Tuesday. Your love story is unique, and your wedding day should be too.