Setting a date for your wedding can be a difficult task in itself! First, you need to decide which season you want to get married in, and then there is the day of the week.
If you’re newly engaged and thinking about setting a date but can’t decide whether you prefer a weekday or weekend wedding, we are here to help. We’ve outlined the difference between a weekend and a weekday wedding so that you can figure out the best option for you!
Weekend weddings, mainly Saturdays, are the most popular wedding day. Traditionally, more people are available on weekends, and it’s the best time for families to get together. A weekend wedding is perfect for most guests who work Monday to Friday because they won’t need to use vacation days, so if this is something you’re concerned about, a weekend wedding might still be best for you.
Saturday weddings can feel quite relaxing as it is most people’s day off from work. Also, having Sunday to relax, travel home, and recover from the festivities will be welcome to most of your guests. You don’t have to contend with midweek rush hour traffic during the weekend, meaning less stress for everyone.
The only downside of a weekend wedding is that, because they are so popular, you may struggle to secure the date you want at your chosen wedding venue or may have to wait longer for your big day.
A weekday wedding can present some major benefits, which explains why more couples opt to host their wedding during the week. By making one simple change, you can reduce your costs and wedding budget substantially. The price difference between a midweek date or a weekend wedding and everything that goes along with it is the most significant factor for couples. Often, venue rates will be cheaper during the week as they are still slightly less in demand. This means you can stick to your wedding budget, save some money along the way, and ensure you get married on your chosen day! Be sure to check Historic Oakland’s weekday vs. weekend rates on our website.
Travel and guest accommodation may have considerably cheaper price points during the week, which will be welcome if you have guests traveling long distances or staying overnight. Weekdays allow you and your guests to have a few days to celebrate, enjoying midweek deals and discounted room rates. Choosing a weekday wedding will also make it a lot easier to access your first-choice vendors, such as the photographer, videographer, make-up artist, florist, DJ, and anything else you need for your special day.
HISTORIC OAKLAND MANOR: THE PERFECT VENUE
Nestled in a peaceful wooded area in the heart of downtown Columbia, Historic Oakland Manor stands proudly in natural splendor. Elegant Oakland is the perfect setting for ceremonies, wedding receptions, bridal showers, holiday parties, family celebrations, business meetings, or retreats. Schedule a tour today with our expert venue coordinators! Please call (410-730-4801), email ([email protected]), or visit our chat on our homepage to book a tour appointment.