Rachel Lee
Rachel Lee 25 Jun 2017

Has anyone been to a weekday wedding before? If so what would be the best?...

Has anyone been to a weekday wedding before? If so what would be the best? We've fallen in love with a venue but can only afford a weekday

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Jasmine Jasiukiewicz
Jasmine Jasiukiewicz 26 Jun 2017

I went to a Thursday wedding. Didn't really like it as had to book the day and the Friday off work.
Are bank holidays the same price? If so I would choose a bank holiday

Alaska-Lily Morrison
Alaska-Lily Morrison 26 Jun 2017

We are getting married on a Thursday, we really wanted May and that was the only available date left. - everyone loves the idea because they get a long weekend off work haha! If that's what you want, book it! X

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jun 2017

We had a Wednesday wedding. Choose the day you want. True friends and family will be there no matter what.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jun 2017

We went to a Thursday wedding, it was fine yeah we had to take a couple of days off work but what does that matter. If you love the venue and that's what your budget is allowing you go for it. True friends and family will be there regardless of the day, give them plenty of notice and it shouldn't be a problem. Good luck xxx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jun 2017

Would be worth looking at a Sunday that falls before a bank holiday -no one needs to take time off then - see what price they can do that for .... also look at time of year.... we did this , we had the Sunday on queens jubilee weekend in june 5 yrs ago, it was cheaper than Saturday & guests loved our consideration
If it ends up being a weekday, give people plenty of notice so they can book time off ....
if it is in school term time bare in mind parent may not take children out to attend as they will get unauthorised absence

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jun 2017

We are getting married on a Wednesday, it's a special date for us. People just sort things out so they can come, just give plenty of notice. Personally, our issues are because the wedding is in August, people have booked holidays

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jun 2017

My weddings on a Thursday. We wanted a specific date and that's what it fell on. We just gave people plenty of notice for booking time off and those that don't want to take time off for it don't have to but there's no way I was changing to a date or day more convenient for anyone else lol x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jun 2017

We are getting married on a Thursday. It's not until 2019 so everyone has plenty of notice to book time off work. Those who matter will be happy to do so and those who complain about it..... Well it's those people you can shave off the final guest list

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jun 2017

I would chose the Friday or if not Thursday. A wedding is such a massive event that if people want to come they will. If they don't want to come they will use the weekday as an excuse x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jun 2017

Ours is on a Wednesday.. a lot of our friends are teachers and it's the holidays so doesn't matter too much and we've always said that if people really wanna come they will come

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jun 2017

We have booked a Thursday and went to a Thursday wedding last year, I liked taking a long weekend off work and people that matter will also do the same, works out a hell of a lot cheaper than a Friday-Sunday as well!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jun 2017

I've been to a Monday wedding, a Wednesday wedding, a Thursday wedding and I'm having mine on a Friday. Do it whenever you want, if people care about coming they'll book days to be there! x

Laura Hallas
Laura Hallas 26 Jun 2017

We're getting married on a Friday because it was all we could get! Summer Saturdays were all booked out! Xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jun 2017

We got married on a thurs and tbh the actual day is insignificant now 5 years down the line :) we just made sure everyone had plenty of notice and prepared ourselves for the fact some people would not be able to attend. I think we had one person who couldn't make the wedding x x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jun 2017

Choose whatever you want. If guests have plenty of notice then taking a couple days holiday shouldn't be a problem if they really want to. Do it to suit you, not anyone else.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jun 2017

We planned a wedding in 10 weeks from engagement, on a Thursday, for 76 people. If people want to be there, they will make the effort. Either they're away already (couple of ours were) or you'll mean enough to them for them to take the time off. We did ours before Easter weekend so people took one extra day off to have 5 days off not 4 x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jun 2017

Mine is a Thursday wedding. Choose what's right for you not everyone else

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jun 2017

My sis in law got married on a Friday. Friday could be a good day as then for a lot of people it's one day they might have to book unless they work weekends but then those ones could shift their days to book one maybe and have their days off On either side of the wedding day maybe? Your guests will sort out their work if they really want to be there they will make the effort. You do what you feel is best for you and what you want.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jun 2017

Married twice. First time on a Friday and 2nd was a Thursday wedding. Didn't seem to make any difference. Those that wanted to be there were. As long as you give plenty notice with your invites.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jun 2017

I went to my cousins. Everyone seemed to enjoy it. Had plenty of notice so everyone booked it off. We have a family business so I had to work the next day as it was closed the day of the wedding but I still had a great time x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jun 2017

All the people saying true friends will get the time off. That's nonsense. I'm a teacher. It doesn't matter how much notice I have I can't take the day off for a friend's wedding.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jun 2017

My theory is those that matter won't mind and those that mind don't matter

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jun 2017

We're getting married on a Friday 31st Aug 18 it was so much cheaper & the number of guests we're having didn't exceed the minium needed for a sat wedding. Also guests will only need to book the Fri off work & kids are still off school

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jun 2017

We got married on a Thursday and my friend of a Wednesday, no issues for us, anyone who wanted to be there made it so

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jun 2017

Friday!

Kailee  Lewis
Kailee Lewis 26 Jun 2017

We got married on Good Friday that way no one had to take a day off and everyone still had a 3 day weekend!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jun 2017

We got married on Friday. Some people booked the day off from work but all the evening guests had no problems x

Ruth Longley
Ruth Longley 26 Jun 2017

We are getting married on a Friday. Turned out to be cheaper for us, and we have (accidentally) fallen in half term as well! I chose Friday as a lot of family are coming down from Scotland and I wanted them to have a long weekend. I think Friday or Thursday is a good idea! Good luck x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jun 2017

Mines a Thursday too x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jun 2017

We got married on a Wednesday during half term it was cheaper nd people who couldn't book time off like teachers had the time off x

Jade Rees
Jade Rees 26 Jun 2017

most jobs theses day's are not just 5 days a week jobs. so more than likely people have to book a weekend off work . xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jun 2017

Ours is on a Friday, we sent save the dates out just before Xmas and our wedding is September x good luck xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jun 2017

We are getting married on wednesday 27th Dec as it's the specific date we wanted. We've already sent our save the dates last year (fridge magnets so You see them everyday) and we've just sent our invites out so everyone has had plenty of notice to book time off

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jun 2017

Weekends are better for most people due to work xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jun 2017

We're having a Thursday for ours as it's soo much cheaper. We're quite lucky most of our guests can get time off during the week tho.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jun 2017

If the people you want to invite moan about needing time off work to go, are they really worth inviting? Usually people are fine with taking a day off work anyway! X

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jun 2017

Most of my family and friends work shifts including me and my fiancé so for us personally it really wouldn't matter it's easier for us to get a weekday off xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jun 2017

We had ours on a Wednesday. We made sure to give everyone plenty of notice and it was fantastic :-)

Sharon  Fowles
Sharon Fowles 26 Jun 2017

My first wedding was on a friday, which was fine except the bin man turned up to empty the bins at council office right in the carpark where pictures were taken.. as it was only small venue..
Video was ruined by all noise... Also hoping for friday this time, too but checking with new registry office ,when they come..

Lucy Lewis
Lucy Lewis 26 Jun 2017

Hi Rachel it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks, no matter what day of the week it is the people that matter will attend. :)

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jun 2017

It's your wedding so you should have it on the day that you both want it. With enough notice most people should be able to take time off but there will always be exceptions to that eg most teachers would struggle to get a day off during term time, and parents may not take their children out of school for it because of being fined for unauthorised absences so that might impact on their ability to go too. You should definitely have your wedding on the day that suits you best, but just be aware that it may be impossible for some people to come however much they want to. It doesn't necessarily mean they're not "true friends". Good luck with your decision x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jun 2017

Can I just point out one thing ..... people are saying oh if they love you enough they will just take the day off .... this isn't possible with all jobs e.g. Teachers or anyone working on school,armed forces, can not just book days off ... anyone that has to book time at any time of the year ,f will have to give plenty of notice, it maybe that the company have structure of only having so many people away at anyone time my husband has to request leave and wait to see if it's granted due to nature of his job & it may not be as he has to oversee projects abroad dont think the company will hold multi million pound project just because he wants leave !!!!

Debbie Watt
Debbie Watt 26 Jun 2017

I'm getting married on a Friday lunch time. .and I find that a lot are more than willing to come ..even ones traveling from across the water. You'll find that people will make the effort ..who doesn't like a day off work ;)

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jun 2017

My dad's was on a Monday - only issue was taking kids out of school for it (all the grandchildren)

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jun 2017

I got married on a Monday.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jun 2017

My wedding is on a Thursday too. We invited guests 6 months in advance so they could book days off in time.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jun 2017

My brother in law got married at Gretna Green on a Monday, it was lovely because it was really quiet unlike it would be at the weekend. Plus the part about people being able to get time off, I've always figured it would be easier to get a weekday than a weekend as everyone wants weekends x

Naomi Chappel
Naomi Chappel 26 Jun 2017

I am getting married on a Thursday. We thought it would allow guests to have a long weekend rather than just a random day off in the middle of the week. I have also been to a Sunday wedding before and had to take the Monday off. People wont mind taking a few days off if they really want to be there x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jun 2017

As long you give people plenty off notice so they can book that day and next-day off I see no problem at all we got married on Wednesday

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jun 2017

My wedding was a Monday. As luck would have it it was Glasgow fair weekend so for most of our guests a bank holiday but we got married in Edinburgh so the price wasn't affected. Knowing that people would need to take the Monday and probably the Tuesday off work also we sent save the dates out to our family and friends to give them time to plan. Very few of our guests declined their invitation. By having a Monday wedding we saved over £3k on the cost from having it in a Saturday xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jun 2017

Have it on the day that you want- it's your wedding and you will be the ones paying for it. People who are saying 'but I'm a teacher I can't get it off' are being a little closed minded in my opinion. A lot of people DON'T work Mon-Fri nowadays. My partner has to work 5 out of 6 Saturdays (doesn't get to choose his holidays either). Sometimes events happen on a Saturday and he can't make them. That's just life. You can't make every party and it's completely unreasonable for someone to pay more or move their wedding cause you can't make it.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jun 2017

We are getting married on a Thursday for the same reason, we've been to a few weekday weddings and they've been just as good as a weekend. With enough time in advance, people will book it off work :) xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jun 2017

I'd say Sunday or Friday then your guests only have to take one day off. Or we booked maundy Thursday of easter so got cheaper price but actually good Friday bank holiday so guests (most) have bank holiday off anyway x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jun 2017

I get married on a Wednesday as I am a wedding manager. Most of my friends are in hospitality too and my partner and his family are self employed. It's also summer holiday so all teachers are ok too but wrote this poem and put it on our save the dates which went out a year before... We understand that it's a Wednesday, that we've chosen to say 'I do'
But we hope you think we're worthy, of a day off .. Or two!
We'd love to have you with us -so were asking a year in advance,
That hopefully you can join us, for the vows, the food and the dance!

April Howlett
April Howlett 26 Jun 2017

We are getting married on a Monday. We have 27 children potentially coming to ours so we had a look at what was available in the school holidays as there were no weekend days left! We went with a Monday over a Wednesday because as others have said about a Thurs or Fri, people can still have a long weekend it's just on the other side of it... and who likes work on a Monday anyway ;-) ultimately it's your day, as long as you accept there may be a few who cannot attend then go for it! X

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jun 2017

Thursday x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jun 2017

mines a monday. given over a year notice so plenty of time for people too book off work etc. i work weekends so ive always managed to book time off to attend weddings. if people want to be there they will no matter what day of the week. my venue cost £3700 for a monday and £9400 for a saturday to me it was a no brainer. just give people plenty of notice and it shouldnt matter. xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jun 2017

Mines a Monday.
If people want to be there they will

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jun 2017

We got married on a Tuesday and it was great, we managed to afford an August wedding for a fraction of the cost :) x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jun 2017

My wedding is on a Thursday, it was gonna cost us an extra £3,000 to do it on a Friday or Saturday plus we wanted married on the date we got engaged and it's on a Thursday in 2019.

Emma Raisborough
Emma Raisborough 26 Jun 2017

I used to be a wedding coordinator and weekday weddings are becoming more popular now. i don't find it deters people from attending, if they want to be at your wedding they will make the effort to book of work and attend :)

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jun 2017

Everything is a lot cheaper during weekdays so you'd certainly be saving a decent amount of money. The only reason i couldn't get married during the week is because pretty much every single one of my guests would have to take a day off work (most of them can't afford to) kid's also have to take the day off school which can get them into trouble. If that's not an issue for you and your guests I'd definitely say do it!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jun 2017

we had a thursday wedding as our venue the friday was the same price as the weekend.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jun 2017

Ive been a weds fri sun weddings and they were fine

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jun 2017

We getting married on a Monday, our venue did a package deal Mon, Tues, wed, everyone has had almost 3 yrs notice and only one has made nay comment about it being a Monday, if they want to be there they will, gives me all weekend to prepare and the Sunday to relax (in theory lol) x

Suzie Stokes
Suzie Stokes 26 Jun 2017

Mine is in a Thursday as we thought people could always a long weekend of it. Make sure to send save the dates and invites well in advance though so people can make sure they are able to book it off work.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jun 2017

We had a weekday wedding as it saved so much money. Everyone we invited came and no one left early because of work commitments the next day.

Gemma Parkinson
Gemma Parkinson 26 Jun 2017

I'd say a Thursday would be your best bet for friends and family to join it, but it's your day so you do what suits you not your guests!

Jodie Howard
Jodie Howard 26 Jun 2017

Will they stretch for you? Don't be afraid to ask. We allowed too many venues to tell us what we can have, we finally found a venue we absolutely loved and they told us we had to have a weekday wedding because we are a small party. We said no, it is our wedding. I know that sounds like we are being difficult but we are paying all this money why should we do what other people want. Anyway they stretched their rules for us and gave us a discount! So good of them and we have our weekend wedding.

Rachel Lee
Rachel Lee 26 Jun 2017

Thank you everyone xx got told bank holiday is the same price as Friday. Sunday bank holiday even more expensive :(

Amy B
Amy B 27 Jun 2017

I personally don't mind a weekday wedding and don't mind a long weekend with booking a day off work ;-) but some people might not like the thought of having to book 1 - 2 days off and some people may not be able to book a day off at all so I would weigh up pro's and con's i would say go for it if you have found the venue you love, as finding a venue is so hard x

Alys Brierley
Alys Brierley 28 Jun 2017

I was invited to a weekday wedding but I couldn't go because it wasn't practical

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 28 Jun 2017

We wanted to get married on our anniversary. This is falling on a thursday but luckily in the school holidays.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 29 Jun 2017

Upto you. I think weekends are better. Some people get rubbish holidays so taking a day or twonoff can be a pain but if they wanna be there they will be xx

Tanya Alexander
Tanya Alexander 8 Feb 2018

I’ve never been to a weekday wedding. But I’m getting married in a weekday. A Friday . Yes it’s cheaper. However people do have to have time off work ect. Bt if mainly for me and my husband to enjoy the whole weekend before he rushes off back to work ect as not havin a honey mood straight away.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 8 Feb 2018

Ours was a Monday, simply as it was a good bit cheaper, we couldnt justify spending all that extra for a few hrs earlier to have it on the sat or Sunday even if we coukd have afforded to x

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