One of the biggest concerns for any couple planning a wedding is cost and getting the date you want. Sticking to traditional Saturday weddings restricts you on both counts, which is why there is an increasing move towards midweek weddings.
With only 50 or so Saturday weddings available per year, competition is fierce. When you’re searching for a high-quality wedding venue such as Warwick House, disappointment is inevitable for some. However, that is something we can help with.
Midweek is the new weekend
With fewer of us working the traditional nine to five and more of us are working shifts or flexible hours, a midweek wedding isn’t the inconvenience it first appears. As long as you give your guests plenty of notice there should be no reason why they couldn’t attend. Send Save the Date cards as soon as you confirm the date and all should be well.
In return for booking a midweek wedding, you could save 40 -50% off the standard package cost of your big day. That’s something not to be sniffed at. For example, Warwick House can offer a midweek wedding package for a Monday to Wednesday for £3000 and a Thursday for £4000 this offer is until March 2015. That’s quite a saving!
Factor in further savings for a church, transport, entertainment and all those little details that add up to the overall cost and you could save big. Alternatively, you could indulge in the kind of wedding you never thought you could afford. All within your budget. Whichever you decide, your wedding will be fantastic!
As well as cost savings, there is also availability advantages to consider. You probably know all too well that securing a weekend date can be a challenge. With hundreds of couples all competing for a limited number of Saturdays, the disappointment for some is inevitable. Consider a weekday wedding however and you’re spoilt for choice.
A midweek wedding isn’t convenient for everyone. However, if you’re important to your guests, they will come. It’s your big day after all! There may also be no-shows because of work commitments or school. But to be honest, what weekend wedding doesn’t have a no-show or two anyway?
Give your guests plenty of time to arrange days off work, babysitters or days off school and everyone should be able to come. You may need to arrange accommodation for those who travel, but that’s a small price to pay to have them there.
In the end, this is your wedding day, so have it on whatever date you choose. Provide as much notice and information to your guests as possible and you should have a full house on your big day.
Plan it well and you could have your dream wedding or save enough for a fantastic honeymoon or deposit on your first home too. What better way to start married life!