Are you looking to save money on your wedding? Have you booked a honeymoon that starts on a certain day of the week? Do you and your future spouse prefer to defy tradition? If you answered yes to any of these questions, a non-Saturday wedding may be a perfect for you!


Saturday evenings have become the most popular time to have weddings. We understand why, seeing as this is a time when most of your guests might be available. Still, there are a number of reasons to consider a non-Saturday wedding. Check these out:


  1. Potential discounts. The odds of being able to negotiate significant discounts or value-added services on Saturdays are quite low because those dates are easiest for venues and vendors to fill. By planning your wedding on an alternative day, there’s potential for some serious savings.
  2. More quality time with guests. Generally, your guest list will be shorter for a non-Saturday wedding, especially if your wedding is also a destination wedding. This will allow you to spend more time with each of your guests than if you hosted a large Saturday wedding.
  3. Less competition. As we mentioned, Saturdays are the most popular wedding dates, which means they’re the toughest to book. By opting for another day of the week, the odds are better in your favor to book all the wedding services you want.
  4. Wedding on a significant date. If you choose a wedding date that has significance to you, you might have to wait years for it to coincide with a Saturday. Don’t stress about which day of the week your special day falls on. Embrace it!


While choosing a non-Saturday wedding date might provoke some raised eyebrows or grumbles from your family and guests, there are plenty of reasons to consider it. Do what works best for you and your budget. After all, you’re the ones who will be celebrating this special day every year!


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xoxo, Karen