Yep, you heard it here first, mid-week weddings are about to go into overdrive, and you can quote us on that! Firstly, let’s look at the facts – with so many 2020 couples postponing their wedding to 2021 and beyond due to COVID-19, many key dates are already booking up with UK wedding venues and suppliers. Put simply, availability is tight for peak weekend dates, so for those wishing to host their wedding in 21/22, an alternative option is to choose a mid-week wedding date.
Now, before you dismiss the idea completely, there’s a surprising number of benefits to planning a mid-week wedding. Here are some top reasons why planning a mid-week wedding could be the answer to your wedding planning prayers!
Let our wedding planners appeal to those purse strings in the first instance!! The reality is that pricing for mid-week weddings is generally significantly lower when compared with weddings which are taking place across peak summer weekend dates.
Put simply, many UK wedding venues offer discounted mid-week rates to ensure they operate at capacity throughout the year so it’s worth taking advantage of this. The money you save on your wedding venue can be put towards those special touches (amazing band or that gorgeous amuse bouche course!), or in some cases, the discount offered by the wedding venue for a mid-week wedding may mean you can secure the dream wedding venue that you may otherwise not have been able to afford. Win!
Wedding Supplier Availability
Opting for a mid-week wedding date will generally mean there’s a wider pool of suppliers with availability to help you bring your wedding vision to life. At One Curious Dream, our wedding planners do book up months and often years in advance, particularly for peak dates throughout the summer – it’s the same for great wedding suppliers, particularly wedding photographers and wedding caterers. However, if you opt for a mid-week wedding date, you might just find your dream wedding supplier has availability, even though you may have a relatively short lead-up to your big day.
Of course, there are a couple of important points to consider before you choose a mid-week wedding date. Firstly, it’s really important to consider your wedding guest list and establish that the key people you must have at your wedding will be able to attend if you opt for a mid-week date.
Lots of couples worry that this will be a great inconvenience to their loved ones, but mid-week weddings as a general rule, receive a similar level of attendance as weddings which take place at the weekend. Still, it’s worth having the all-important discussion with key figures so that you can rest easy knowing they’ll be with you.
It’s also really important to check in with guests who are travelling from overseas, particularly as any time off work is likely to need to be extended to cover the travel time, and possibly even some cushioning for jetlag.
Finally, it’s worth considering a venue that has on-site accommodation. If your guests can make a bit of a mid-week break in a beautiful area where they can explore the sights and sounds, they are far more likely to say yes!
If you’re thinking of planning a mid-week wedding and are looking for some expert wedding planning advice or professional wedding planning services, we’d love to hear from you! Our team of professional wedding planners plan stunning weddings right across the UK, and you can reach us on 0800 772 0765 or [email protected]