Midweek Weddings: 16 Reasons Why Weekdays Work

midweek weddings Amsterdam bride and groom drinking champagne

Midweek weddings give you the opportunity to skip Saturday and the weekend. From Monday through to Thursday the weekday has affordable options. Even so, with more flexibility for your date selection, you can reduce wedding costs. So, how do you celebrate and save hundreds (thousands) of euro’s?

You and I know that weddings are fun, exciting, and highly contagious. Weddings unite you you’re your guests, blends both families together and is a wonderful start to your new life together. Are you worried about having the right people attend your big day? Perhaps avoiding a traditional Saturday white wedding or Sunday service is making you feel anxious.

But don’t worry, midweek weddings have their charm, too. Imagine a conservatory wedding, a castle wedding drinking mulled wine and snugging up by the fire. Sounds good right? So, plan it today and reap the benefits of wedding venue offers. I’ve rounded up a list of exciting reasons to lay on a weekday affair. Here’s to a happily ever after. Keep reading…

Midweek Weddings

midweek weddings couple embraced sitting on a love seat in ceremony room surrounded by beautiful green palm leaves and exotic plants with white flowers.

Fashionable Friday, Super Saturday and Sassy Sunday Weekend Weddings are in high demand. Trendy Weekday Weddings from Monday to Thursday are in less demand and save you big bucks. image credit: Andaz hotel Amsterdam

Monday | Weekday weddings

Reason 1 – Threatened by Blue Monday this weekday is a good omen. Namely, picking a Monday, that falls on a workday, religious day or a bank holiday means there’s often a trade-off. Not to mention that this unfashionable workweek wedding date can secure a lucky day. Even better, it could be your favorite number and the best money saving decision you’ll ever make.

Reason 2 – This is invaluable advice. You can reinvent weekday weddings by making a bold statement. Snap up some amazing deals at reduced prices, it can work out about a 3rd cheaper. There are plenty of no corkage price options and bargains, to host an exclusive or casual marriage ceremony. From your preferred bridal gown, wedding day hair to the stunning location your spoilt for choice.

 

Reason 3 – Feel attached to a specific date? Well, take advantage of weekday weddings, they’ve surged in popularity. However, selecting your date with a special meaning is a task that many couples find difficult. Don’t struggle, get the calendar, look up possible Mondays and settle on a date. Thereafter check everyone’s work commitments and agenda via Facebook before sending out a save the date message.

Reason 4 – Basically, many of us our working on Monday or it’s a school day. So, you’ll get a positive reaction, giving guests a great excuse to take the day off. Talk about convenience, right? In fact, there’s no big countdown or waiting until the big Saturday. You create an intimate marriage celebration at an affordable classic wedding venue. Estimate your funds for a memorable day of your dreams.

midweek weddings Dutch blue bicycle with tin cans and multicoloured flowers in a wooden basket parked on the prinsengracht Amsterdam

Are you superstitious? For many of you weekend wedding traditions and marriage superstitions have played a huge role in your decision to get hitched. However, most suppliers are waiving their usual annual price because Covid-19 , so it’s shifting and swaying more and more couples’ mindset. Andaz hotel Amsterdam

Tuesday | Midweek weddings

Reason 5 – Shrove Tuesday otherwise known as Pancake Day [UK] is a traditional feast day but not a public holiday. But it could fall during school term time. However, just like a regular Tuesday you get an enviable list of perks because it’s not the first choice of every couple. And with endless wedding venue options with a vast selection of discounts, you’ll be within your reach and price range.

Reason 6 – Similarly, don’t let term dates, school holidays or Covid-19 wave dampen your wedding plans. Although vacant venue spaces are on the rise. Weekdays are negotiable, attainable, available and unarguably not fully booked. So, ask for a fee reduction, upgrade or discount. And the best news is….the standard marriage rates for a celebrant, catering and live music entertainment are fair, too. Remember to haggle the price!

Reason 7 –  Tuesday might be an unpopular date to plan a wedding. But if it falls on your first date anniversary, birthday or coincides with an extended bank holiday weekend, it’s a win win situation. You’ll celebrate two milestones with one action. Actually, planning a sparkling wedding on Tuesday ensures you stand out from the rest of the bride’s-to-be.

Reason 8 – In addition, if you are a  believer in traditions, but not convention Tuesday could evoke feelings of exclusivity. At the start of the week friends and family will not be expecting to celebrate a chic wedding. Albeit your guests will be busy with their jobs. The unique experience of a deluxe marriage celebration on Tuesday could sway their minds.

 extended wedding weekend couple sitting at the bar enjoying a cocktail in the Andaz Hotel Amsterdam

Getting hitched has a whole new meaning. However, a weekday wedding is your life saver because you’ve got more time to plan a multi-day wedding celebration. Andaz hotel Amsterdam

Wednesday | Weekday weddings

Reason 9 – Let’s face it, Ash Wednesday and Boxing Day falls on a weekday. And if your an adventurous couple ,it could transform your wedding ceremony celebrations. Do you have high end items on your checklist? Or a packed schedule? Have you thought about reductions on the essential stuff for your big day?

Reason 10 – So, put on your thinking cap and use research tools for wedding companies offering great discounts. Albeit it you might be on a budget be prepared to pay a supplement for a peak season. Check out wedding planners and decide on a fair fee for the services that suit you.

Reason 11 – What’s more, Wednesday can be considered an auspicious day to get married. In fact, less is more. So, an intimate weekday marriage ceremony could be the time to celebrate your commitment and faith in one another. Make it a day to remember.

Reason 12 – But don’t let anyone burst your couple bubble. Wednesdays usually coincides with a cup final match, such as a premier league football tournament, rugby championship or other sporting event. Compromise and create a soccer wedding theme [within reason].

 wednesday hotel wedding black and white table setting amid a background of blue delft dutch tile

Are you unconventional? Do you want to transform your nuptials into a dream reality? Andaz Amsterdam Hotel – Prinsengracht Anne Franks House

 

Thursday | Midweek weddings 

Reason 13 – Thursday is becoming like Friday. But would you get married on the 13th day of the week? Well, turn it into a lucky day because it’s a great weekday marriage choice. Long-weekend wedding celebrations are expensive but give you plenty of scope to plan an extra special day [within Covid-19 rules & regulations].

Reason 14 –Imagine if your wedding date falls on the anniversary of the day you first met. Is it during the week? And is money no object? Well, you have many luxury wedding venues and exclusive use hotels at your finger tips, right now. Marriage celebrants are standing by to create something uniquely yours. So, what are you waiting for.

Reason 15– Hosting a Thursday weekday wedding creates a casual weeknight event. And together with guests it’s a great excuse to stay overnight somewhere nice. Commuting is stressful, causes a headache and is a logistical trap. So, book a long-weekend [Thursday to Sunday] at a pedestrian friendly venue. Then guests don’t need to worry about driving anywhere.

Reason 16 – Finally, centre your marriage celebration around you guys, starting Thursday through to Monday, it can be easily organised. So, strip back your wedding guest list. Focus on your love, share your special day and spend quality time with loved ones. I’m sure no-one cares which day of the week you celebrate your nuptials.

monday wedding bride and groom dressed smartly drinking champagne

All images in this article are courtesy of Andaz Hotel Amsterdam – Midweek weddings in Amsterdam are booming

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About Clover Jean: I'm a Londoner based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Being a ceremonial wedding - symbolic marriage officiant with a gospel & soul choir is rewarding work. So, my guilty pleasures are fine dining, travel hot spots and on-line retail therapy. What's yours? Get in touch, via Instagram #cloverjeanamsterdam or Facebook. LIKE, SHARE, SPREAD THE LOVE & see you soon!

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