Weekday weddings have been on the rise in the UK way before Covid, and have gained a whole lot more popularity since the outbreak. As a matter of fact, around 5% of all UK weddings are now taking place during weekdays, which is quite considerable - with the UK opening up fully, there has been a rush to fill dates in 2021/2022 and even 2023. Couples are opting for weekday weddings, and we don’t blame them! Read on below why getting married on a weekday has its perks.
Why you should consider a weekday wedding?
Choosing to get married on a weekday can actually save you money on the venue and supplier fees. It is not uncommon to see that venues and suppliers have sometimes completely different rates for weekend vs. weekday weddings. This might also be a cheaper option for guests, especially if they are staying overnight. We shouldn’t omit that flights are usually cheaper midweek - so if you’re thinking of jetting off on your honeymoon straight away, this might work out perfectly for you!
Not to mention that the considerable savings you can make by opting for a weekday wedding can be splashed out on venue decor if that’s something you wanted. So what are you waiting for? Get to planning your perfect weekday wedding!
Access to registrars
Registrars have become increasingly busy throughout 2021/2022/2023 trying to catch up with the backlog of weddings put on hold due to Covid-19. Most of these are for weekends, so try your luck and take your pick for a weekday wedding, registrars will most certainly have availability!
Choice of your favourite venue / suppliers
You have to keep in mind that many venues and suppliers are booked up for at least 2 years in advance, so in case you’ve just started planning for your wedding and have been eyeing a specific venue or supplier, you might want to consider having a weekday wedding. On the bright side, this means that you have a good shot at making your dream day come true as most venues and suppliers are more likely to be available midweek, even in popular seasons.
Is there a date that is particularly meaningful to you? Whether it is the anniversary of when you met your significant other or you want to honour someone who’s dear to you, you can decide to gather everyone to celebrate you even on a weekday. The choice is all yours!
One main advantage of having a weekday wedding is that you won’t have to worry about your big day clashing with a friend’s wedding. This is ideal if you have the same friends circle, and thus many people in common on your guest list!
You might consider changing the format of the event as well - your weekday wedding can be as bold or as intimate as you’d want it to be. Once more, the savings you can make by opting to get married on a weekday should allow you to splurge on other bits. Be the one to reinvent weekday weddings!
Disadvantages of Weekday Weddings
Now that we’ve mentioned a few advantages of having a weekday wedding, it is important to keep in mind that most of your guests work 9 to 5 jobs - this means that they might not be available or be able to attend a wedding during the week, especially if this involves traveling.
Therefore you should expect a small guest list, which isn’t necessarily bad as you’ll narrow the list down to people who matter the most to you.
One thing we’d advise you to do is to give your guests as much advance notice as possible, to give them enough time to book days off if needed or workaround weekday commitments.