Choosing a wedding date is one of the first things you must do before planning the finer details of your celebration.
Once you’ve chosen a wedding date, you can focus on other important tasks like finding a venue, securing wedding vendors, and sending save-the-dates to your guests.
If you’re having difficulty choosing a weekend wedding date that works best for you, suits your preferred venue and vendors, and is convenient for your traveling guests, read on!
A weekend wedding is a popular choice for many couples. However, weekday weddings can be just as awesome and in this article, we share some of our favorite reasons why.
1) High-Demand Wedding Venues Have More Availability
Did you know that popular wedding venues often book up one year or more in advance? In fact some of our popular venues like Banff Springs Hotel and Chateau Lake Louise are often booked out 18 months in advance.
Nearly all weddings occur on a weekend, which means you have a slim chance of booking a premium venue within a years’ time. However, with a weekday wedding, you will encounter far less competition in securing your ideal wedding venue.
A weekday wedding can be beneficial since it opens up a vast variety of options for you to get married at your top-choice wedding venue.
2) In-Demand Wedding Vendors Are Easier to Secure
Wedding planning is like one big puzzle trying to put all the pieces together. You have probably already started researching your most favourite vendors that perfectly suit your style. Photographer, Caterer, Baker, Make-up Artist and the list goes on.
Since most couples choose a weekend wedding, it’s easy to understand why a weekday wedding can benefit you in terms of vendor availability to ensure you have your preferred dream team on your special day.
By eliminating weekend booking conflicts, you significantly increase the chance of securing your top choice of the best, most in-demand wedding vendors.
3) Choose a Wedding Date Significant to You
It’s your big day and what better way to celebrate than choosing a date that’s special to you? Chances are your most special date won’t land on a Saturday or Sunday.
Before sitting down with your partner and limiting your wedding date to a weekend, consider calendar dates that are truly meaningful to you as a couple, even if they land on a weekday.
Perhaps you’d like to exchange vows on the anniversary of the day you first met. You may want to share a wedding anniversary with your grandparents. Or, you’d like to say ‘I do’ on a milestone birthday. Imagine how special it will feel to get married on a date with a deeper meaning.
4) Enjoy More Time With Your Guests
A weekday wedding can be beneficial because it allows you to extend the celebrations with those you love!
When couples get married on a Saturday, most wedding guests plan to return home the following day. With a weekday wedding, you can exchange vows and then take the entire weekend to celebrate your love and make more memories with the special people in your life.
5) Added Convenience for Traveling Guests
A weekday wedding can also be beneficial for your traveling guests. By choosing a weekday wedding, you offer your guests the chance to extend their time away by staying the weekend and enjoying additional activities.
The Mountainscape team plans many destination weddings for couples traveling afar to exchange their vows in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. We often hear from the couples and their guests how much they appreciate the opportunity for an extra few days to explore Banff and take in the beauty of the Rocky Mountains.
Plan & Design Your Weekday Wedding With Mountainscape
The Mountainscape Weddings team is your expert in planning and designing dream mountain weddings…on weekdays, too!
Our planners have helped hundreds of happy couples plan their incredible destination weddings in Banff and the surrounding Rocky Mountain area. We are experts at working with local and international couples planning from afar who require that extra level of care and attention.
Do you want to explore the benefits of a weekday wedding? If you wish to wed on a weekday, we can help you to plan and design the celebration of your dreams. Think beyond the weekend, and you’ll be surprised by the multitude of benefits.
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