This entry is from our Expert Guest series where wedding and honeymoon professionals share their best tips on creating memories that last a lifetime.
Weekend weddings may be the norm, but why not shake it up? The week is calling and it says break up the monotony of the Monday thru Friday routine and keep the weekend for yourself!
Advantages Of Weekday Weddings
Busy brides and grooms-to-be these days don’t necessarily need the weekend to tie the knot and couples working on a smaller budget are conscious of that weekend price tag.
When talking with your planner about a unique alternative to a Saturday or Sunday wedding day, keep in mind that a festive midweek wedding is still fabulous!
You can keep it glamorous or dial it down for something more casual. Every budget and vision can still fit a festive midweek wedding. Whether your focus is on having a small party, amazing decor, or tasty food, you can achieve your wedding dreams on a weekday.
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A Tuesday wedding gets guests thru mundane Mondays and looking forward to an awesome afternoon or evening with friends!
Creating a weekend atmosphere on a Tuesday can be as easy as adding a theme your guests can look forward to while they countdown until the “I Do’s”. Consider, for example, a fiesta!
Keeping the decor fresh and fun shows your guests that it might be a “school night” but they’re still here to let loose and celebrate! Adding games such as LED Cornhole, Giant Jenga, or Bocci Ball can add that element of fun your guests will see as an invitation to let their hair down.
Use bright colors keeping the design of your wedding full of interesting aesthetics such as bold patterns, rich jewel tones, and evening textured runners for some movement. When choosing florals look for smaller pieces that still make a big statement, like large sunflowers or blooming peonies.
Pick a menu that’s out of the ordinary! Engage those workweek tastebuds. Consider a food truck for interactive eats or dessert stations that get your guests involved with their dining experience, like liquid nitrogen ice cream made on the spot or an edible cookie dough bar.
Even if the entertainment is brief, it should be bumpin’! Just because you’re not rocking to the break of dawn doesn’t mean you can’t get down.
What better way to party thru the week than planning Wednesday nuptials?!
Interest your family and friends in a midweek dinner instead of a full-blown reception.
For those intimate events where the guest list is exclusive, putting more emphasis on your ceremony and sharing a meal with your new partner in life and your family can create a unique and totally personal experience with the ones you love the most.
Utilize family style meals alfresco with long tables that create an inclusive feeling for your guests under the night sky. This isn’t your Sunday family lasagne night!
Take a chance on showcasing some eclectic glassware, china, and flatware to add your own style: colored glass goblets, raised patterns on a porcelain bread plate, or even black, rose gold, or gold flatware. Bring something extra to this table!
Consider live music to accompany a family dinner. That extra touch of a quartet or an acoustic guitarist adds to the ambiance of your event bringing the night to life.
Not interested in a formal sitdown dinner or party until midnight? A happy hour wedding is in the cards!
Pair a short afternoon ceremony with a happy hour cocktail reception instead if splurging on a full evening of dinner and dancing.
Create a lounge with sofas, loveseats, chairs, even end tables and coffee tables. Your guests will love having the option to relax on a plush sofa while sipping a cocktail.
Keep guests on trend with the wedding decor by utilizing your stationary, such as “beach vibes” or “an evening in Paris”. Welcome signs and personalized napkins can showcase unique stationery and your sense of style!
Build a bar menu to reflect your love story or interests. If you’re not planning on toasts or speeches share fun tidbits like “The Manhattan” – where the couple got engaged “Mai Tai”- Cheers to a tropical Honeymoon or create your own recipe and name it.
Choose substantial passed or stationed appetizers to fill your guests! If you’re deciding to skip a dinner but keep a bar option, your guests will need more than cheese and crackers. Consider something heart like flatbreads, spring rolls, sliders, and bruschetta.
Give your guests options for sitting and standing. For a cocktail reception you can not only utilize cocktail tables to stand and sit at, let your planner show you the latest and greatest lounge furniture to decorate your cocktail space.
You Got This
It may not be the typical thing to do, but weekday weddings are just as special as one on a Saturday. Your vows to your partner and your celebration with family is just as meaningful on a Tuesday as any other day of the week.
Stick by your decision to tie the knot during the week. Some guests may ask why a weekday, after such a long-standing relationship with weekend weddings, but have no fear! Weekday weddings are on the rise!
However, and whenever, the bride and groom want to share the special moments of their wedding day is completely up to them and we’re here for this new trend!
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