While Saturday is still the most popular day for weddings, there is a trend towards being married on a week-day instead. There are a couple reasons for this:
- Wedding venues charge significantly higher prices for weekend weddings, so if you're looking to save some serious dollars, or working to a budget, then there are some good packages available for week-day weddings.
- With a trend towards smaller weddings there is also a shift to smaller venues and couples are choosing restaurants, parks and beaches, historic homes, and even the backyard as the location for both the ceremony and the reception. Mondays to Wednesdays are traditionally the quietest days for the restaurant industry, so you could almost certainly negotiate a great package for lunch or dinner if you book for one of these days. Many places will be so pleased to get extra business on their quiet days that they are likely to provide outstanding service.
- Since the pandemic began, with so many people working from home or having more flexible work-hours, it's easier than ever before to find a time during the week when your friends and family will be able to attend. Saturdays used to be the preferred day because that's when most people had a day off work, but that's all changed.
- With so many weddings planned for 2020 being postponed to 2021 due to the pandemic, many venues are already booked out on weekends, forcing couples to either wait another year or look for other options.
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