When searching for the perfect venue, it is possible that the date you were hoping for is taken. So what is plan B? Change the week or the month? Some popular venues are booked on Saturdays for years. So then what? A Friday or Saturday wedding could be the perfect solution and here;s why:
You Save Money…
On your venue rental: You get the same venue and usually pay less! Venues are often priced based on days of the week and occasionally times of the year. Choosing a Friday or Sunday wedding will save you money on your venue rental.
On your Beverage/Bar Catering: Saturday weddings are typically 6 hours long. When you plan a Friday or Sunday wedding, it is easier to get away with a 4 or 5 hour timeframe which will save you money on labor costs for all vendors across the board! Shorter events will also save on your beverage package as those are typically based not only on number of guests and type of package, but number of hours the bar will be open. Shorter Wedding = lower beverage costs.
A Friday, Sunday, or even a weekday wedding will naturally trim the guests that were on the fence about attending. Your close friends and family that you want to attend your wedding will make it work and you will save money due to reduced guest attendance.
On your vendor selections: Vendors are typically easier to secure which means you are more likely to get who you want.
A Friday or Sunday wedding creates time for other fun activities
“Wedding Weekend” activities
If you plan your wedding on a Friday, guests have a day to recover, enjoy an evening out on the town, and can join you for a Sunday farewell brunch.
If your wedding is on a Sunday, you can have a more traditional rehearsal dinner/gathering and not feel rushed between work and beauty sleep like you would on a Friday night rehearsal dinner!
Your out-of-town guests have more time to visit & explore!
When you live in a city like Chicago and have a wedding in the middle of the weekend, your visiting guests won’t have much time to relax and explore the city.
If you plan a Friday wedding, your friends and family from out-of-town would likely take off work and travel the evening before or the morning of the wedding. They then have all day Saturday and Sunday morning to enjoy the city and relax and can travel home Sunday evening.
Sunday weddings are the perfect opportunity to show your guests your unique personality with a fun and unconventional approach. Everyone loves a good Sunday brunch, right? Plan a sunrise ceremony and a reception with a Mimosa and Bloody Mary bar for the ultimate Sunday brunch experience.