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Why Thursday Is The New Saturday
While to some, it may seem strange or even crazy to have a midweek wedding, many modern couples are finding the benefits outweigh the costs. These couples may be onto something: there are, in fact, many benefits to taking the path less traveled in terms of your wedding day, from major financial (SAVINGS) to being able to book your dream venue without having to wait two years for an open date, weekday weddings make sense.
And, with the increased popularity of lavish dessert bars brimming with macaron towers and geode cakes, multiple wedding dresses, and Instagramable flower arrangements, being able to budget other aspects of a wedding without compromising style can be incredibly helpful. To do this, couples are starting to look towards one of the newest wedding fads: a weekday wedding.
Choosing Your Day
With a whole new world of dates opened up, it may be overwhelming to figure out which weekday could work for you. While there are benefits to all of the choices (yes, even Mondays) it is important to figure out which one is right for you. Especially if you are planning on having a daytime affair with, perhaps, an exciting pre-party as opposed to a late-night reception,
Monday is a perfect day. Especially if you have guests that are traveling, this could make for a great long weekend event. And anyway, who doesn’t want an excuse to turn a typical Monday into a reason to celebrate?
For great deals and, dare I say, a built-n theme, Taco Tuesday is the day for you! Break up the dreaded work week slump with some festive music and Mexican fare in celebration of your love.
Entering the heart of the week is not a bad option either: who wouldn’t want to get married on Hump Day? From providing your guests with some much -needed relaxation as well as myriad puns to spruce up the festivities, why wouldn’t you make your special day a #weddingwednesday?
Thursday, on the other hand, comes with its own set of benefits. First of all, many people are willing to go out and celebrate on a Thursday night to begin with. With the end of the week in sight, you will probably find that your guests are a little more willing to stay late and let their hair down. A Thursday wedding can be a great kickoff of a weekend of excitement and fun. With great options for each day, takeaway is that there is no wrong day to celebrate your love.
Something To Consider
Before jumping on all these good deals, however, it is important to consider and come to terms with some the of the potential drawbacks of having your wedding midweek. One of the largest challenges is your guests. Will they be able to make it if they don’t live close? Will they have to come late or leave early? Although many people now work remotely from home or have nontraditional hours, it might be that some guests won’t have as much flexibility as they would on a weekend. That being said, if they can get some time off, a wedding would be a great excuse for a long weekend!
Beyond the deals you can score on your venue (up to 50% off!), you may also be able to snag great prices on things like hair and makeup, catering, and hotels. In addition, honeymoon costs like flights, resort rooms, and activities may be lower as well. With this added flexibility of wedding day, you can also find a fun or meaningful date to celebrate your anniversary on. Watch out, because with all the bonuses of a midweek wedding, this trend is sure to become a tradition.
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