This entry is from our Expert Guest series where wedding and honeymoon professionals share their best tips on creating memories that last a lifetime.
Don’t get married on Saturday!
Yes, you! Don’t do it. I mean, sure get married – all for that – just why does it have to be 3pm on a Saturday?
Why not Sunday or Friday night or …. heaven help us, Wednesday?
The Survey Says…
According to a recent survey by Easy Weddings, 62% of Australian weddings in 2016 were on Saturday, Friday was the next popular with 15% and poor Monday only had 2%.*
Ok, so the traditional Saturday 3pm is probably convenient for some of the population. No need to take time off work; you get the morning to get ready, the Sunday to recover.
However, statistics show that less than 30% of the population work in a Monday to Friday 9-5 job. Even so, if you gave your loved ones 6mths notice, how many of them couldn’t book a day off?
In my experience, most couples take the week off work before the wedding so the day you tie the knot won’t matter.
So it is possible to have a non-Saturday 3pm wedding – but why would you?
Why Not Get Married On A Saturday?
Well, to start most venues have more dates available mid-week as well as a mid-week discount. Some venues are booked during wedding season 2 years in advance – how ever going mid-week might mean you get your dream location sooner than you thought. You will also get your pick of other suppliers too; that photographer who is booked out for years in advance could be all yours.
There is no messing with family and sport commitments. In fact, there will be less traffic around venues (have you ever tried to get a park at the beautiful Fitzroy Gardens when there is a blockbuster at the G?) during the day.
Flights for your guests and honeymoon will be cheaper mid-week. You have more accommodation options for them too..
The bottom line is – if you friends and family are exciting that you are getting married – they will want to be there and celebrate with you – no matter what day it is!
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