The excitement of planning a wedding can be accompanied by pain in your pocketbook. In addition to all of the bargaining, budgeting, and other ways to limit costs, a new money-saving trend is to plan a Thursday wedding.
Why a Thursday wedding?
Why does changing the day of the week has such an impact on the overall cost? Most couples book weekend dates for their weddings, and venues and professional services are often able to maximize their profits when the demand is so high. A Thursday wedding makes it much easier to negotiate prices when there is less demand. Think about the availability of the venue, the caterer, the photographer, and the decorator. They may not advertise weekday rates for weddings, but I can tell you from experience that they are definitely open to negotiation!
A Controversial Topic
Many people hold different opinions on the idea of a Thursday wedding. Of course a weekend wedding is going to be the easiest for mosts guests to attend. That said, telling your guests well in advance leaves them plenty of time to make arrangements if they wish to attend. A Thursday wedding is a great option if you are planning a small ceremony or elopement. If you feel that this could be an issue for guests whom you really want to be there, you can always consult with them before finalizing your decision.
How You’ll Save
Booking your wedding vendors for a Thursday night can bring costs down by thousands of dollars. Over the last five years, more couples are now tying the knot on a Thursday. With couples often spending tens of thousands of dollars on their weddings, every dollar counts when it comes to pulling it off without breaking the bank. And it’s not just you that will enjoy savings. If you plan on having guests from out of town, it is often less expensive to fly on a day that is less busy than Friday or Saturday, and rates and availability of accommodations can be better during the week.
Your wedding will be a day to remember, so why not consider all options when it comes to making it affordable? Taking some bills out of the wedding jar and stuff them into your honeymoon savings by planning a Thursday wedding. Of course, you’ll also want to remember every moment of your wedding by investing in a wedding album – read why albums are so important here.