Weekend vs. Weekday Wedding


April 27, 2021
Words by Kinsley Brown
Photos courtesy of Canva

Choosing whether to have a wedding on a weekday vs. weekend can be a struggle for some couples. That’s why Be Inspired PR has presented us with industry-expert opinions to highlight the pros and cons of each.

Sarah Kuhlberg, Creative Director at Colette’s Catering and Events points out that “many couples choose a weekday wedding because it’s more budget-friendly, the date is specific to something special or important to the couple, or it’s their dating anniversary!” However, if you and your partner aren’t concerned with any of these reasons, and simply wish to weigh their options, JP Events & Design shares their comprehensive list of pros and cons to each below.

Weekday Wedding Pros:

  • Increased access to your preferred venues
  • Price per person more affordable
  • More options on date availability
  • Possibility of having a more intimate setting (the venue to yourself)
  • Flexibility on the menu choices (more added options at a lower cost)
  • Dream vendors are more flexible and more accessible
  • Have the flexibility of extending the celebration into the weekend

Weekday Wedding Cons:

  • Inconvenience to your guests depending on the day and time
  • Out of town guests might not be able to participate
  • Lower guest attendance
  • A less lively event
  • Taking the day off from work
  • Work in the office the next day
  • Babysitter conflict
  • Parents may have sporting events with their kids
  • School or extracurricular activity conflicts

Weekend Wedding Pros:

  • More convenient for guests (families and friends from out of town have enough time to travel)
  • Higher guest attendance
  • Lively, fun event
  • May not have to take off time from work
  • Fewer conflicts with babysitters
  • Many dream vendors only work on weekends
  • Vendors are typically finalized in advance
  • Opportunity to make it a long weekend event

Weekend Wedding Cons:

  • Fewer venue options
  • More costly
  • Airfares are much more costly on the weekend
  • Less public transportation availability
  • Less vendor availability
  • Less flexibility on menus options
  • Increased catering costs
  • Hotel rates higher and more likely to be sold out

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