Choosing your wedding date

The most popular date for a wedding is a Saturday during the summer, and as you can imagine, these are the dates which are first to go (and often the most expensive). Venues tend to book up very quickly for these dates, so if your heart is set on a summer wedding, you may need to be prepared to wait a couple of years.

There are both pros and cons for any day of the week, some of which I’ll outline below.

Saturday

Pros
  • By far, the most popular day, and the most convenient for friends and family as they are likely to be off from work
  • Your reception will last longer into the evening resulting in a much more relaxed reception
Cons
  • Dates often book up fast and are usually the most expensive

Sunday

Pros
  • Likely to get a discount, making it less expensive than a Saturday
  • More choice of date, as they are not as popular as Saturday’s
Cons
  • You might have difficulty organising a church wedding
  • Guests may have work the next day which could impact on your evening reception

Weekday

Pros
  • Venues and suppliers have more availability during the week
  • Often mid-week discounts are applied
Cons
  • Guests would need to take time off work
  • After a long day at work, evening guests may not have as much fun during your evening reception

Friday

Pros
  • Guests usually have the weekend off, meaning they can stay later for your evening reception
  • Some venues and suppliers may offer a Friday discount
Cons
  • Guests will need to take time off work

There are also other benefits to having an out-of-season wedding, which are listed below.

Sarah