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Getting married during the week - advantages and disadvantages at a glance

Most weddings in Germany take place on a weekend. After all, it is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the most beautiful festival in life free of everyday obligations and to relax stress-free the next day and let the experience take its toll on you. The most popular day for wedding celebrations is Saturday, most civil weddings are held on a Friday. Some registry offices also offer the option of holding the wedding on Saturdays.

Monday through Thursday are less popular

Some couples choose to have a midweek wedding. There can be various reasons for this, for example if a special date falls on a day of the week. This can be the anniversary, the day you get to know each other, a numerical specialty such as 09/19/2019 or another day that has a special meaning for the bride and groom.

But not only the date, but also pragmatic reasons can make the decision on a weekday.

Benefits of midweek weddings

If you consciously decide on a celebration during the week, there are numerous possibilities to organize it.

Many service providers are available, as musicians, photographers, bakers, wedding stylists and hairdressers in particular are booked out a long time in advance, but mostly on the weekends. During the week it is very easy to get an appointment with popular and fully booked service providers. Even locations for the celebration are rarely fully booked for weddings during the week, so the choice is increasing enormously. Some service providers, caterers, hotels and localities even charge lower prices if you book for a day from Monday to Thursday.

Every bridal couple has their own priorities and for some people the location of the wedding ceremony and the celebration is crucial. If all possible weekends are fully booked, an appointment can usually be found during the week.

During the week, some locations and service providers are much more flexible, take a little more time and are more open to ideas.

Dealing with the guests

So that all people who are important to the bride and groom can also come to the wedding, there are a few things that should be considered. First and foremost, it is important to provide information about the upcoming festival in good time. In this case, save-the-date cards are a really sensible decision, which can also be designed online without any financial effort. In this way, guests can plan their vacation long in advance. It should also be borne in mind that despite the timely announcement, some people may not be able to come because they simply do not get any vacation, the children cannot be taken out of school or cannot find care. It is usually easier for single people to take a day off than for families of several people. The bride and groom need a lot of tact and shouldn't take it personally if some guests cannot come. Even if it is the most important day in life for the couple, a strange wedding is not the focus of other people's lives. Even if you would like to have all your loved ones with you, you have to understand why one or the other guest cannot get a vacation.

Nevertheless, a celebration during the week is usually manageable for the guests, especially if it is held in the same city. Some people may not be able to come to the wedding, but there is usually time in the evening. Less alcohol is drunk during the week and partying into the early hours of the morning is not possible for everyone, but this should not detract from the romantic mood. Especially for quieter, more relaxed weddings in an intimate circle, it is almost irrelevant whether a wedding takes place on the weekend or during the week.

Tip: Save costs with a save-the-date homepage

If you want to save the additional costs for save-the-date cards, take a look at WeddyBird's digital save-the-date homepage. The homepage is set up in a few minutes and can then be sent to family and friends via WhatsApp, Messenger or email.

The integrated feedback form is practical so that your guests can store their current contact details. So you have all addresses ready to hand for the later dispatch of the invitation cards.

Communication is the be-all and end-all

If you want to celebrate the wedding on a weekday, it is the decision of the bride and groom. But if there are still doubts, you can get the support and opinion of the guests and prepare them for it before the invitation. In a conversation you can usually already see the willingness to take a weekday off for the wedding. If you communicate the matter personally and in advance, guests feel particularly valued and like to spend a day of vacation for the most beautiful celebration of the couple. The final decision, however, rests solely with the hosts; setbacks in the form of rejections shouldn't spoil the joy. Many weddings have already been celebrated successfully during the week and were an unforgettable celebration.

Communication creates understanding among the guests

Positive reports from the former newlyweds

Some people got married during the week and don't regret the decision in the least. The only serious drawback is the fact that not all guests may be able to take their time. In most cases, it's a perfect choice for a low budget wedding, smaller celebrations, and most importantly, making the perfect wedding anniversary date.

We got married on a Monday and it was just perfect. Although some people had to travel from Berlin and had a four-hour journey, almost all of them came anyway. We sent out the invitations six months in advance. If we could change anything, we would let them know even earlier, as some have to hand in their vacation in November.

Marc & Annika

I found the atmosphere at our wedding absolutely special. It was kind of a lot quieter and more relaxed than any other weddings I've seen so far. Because we celebrated on Tuesday, everyone had plenty of time for us, everyone put a lot of effort into making it loving. That wasn't really a problem for the guests.

Anton & Melanie

We would celebrate again on a Thursday at any time. It didn't feel like mass processing, they made us feel that we were special. The hotel got us a really good price and we also paid less for the photographer and the DJ than on a weekend. With us it is hardly possible to find a location and service provider in the summer because everything is fully booked. On a Thursday everything was free and it was just a long weekend for the guests.

Christina & Jessy