Photo: Christina Lilly Photography
It's Friday, and you're in love! For a variety of reasons (and very convincing ones we might add), more and more couples are saying, "I do" to weekday weddings and cost savings aren't the only benefit they're cashing in on. From creating the perfect party atmosphere to freeing up the rest of the weekend, here's why Friday is the new Saturday in the wedding world.
You get to hang out with everyone on Saturday
Particularly, out of town guests. As lifestyle expert and event designer Jung Lee of Fete NY points out, having a Friday wedding allows you to plan a second get together on Saturday (think brunch) where you can actually unwind and spend some quality time with your friends and family. "Couples are significantly more relaxed the day after and enjoy recapping the experience with their loved ones."
You can snag an earlier wedding date
Have your heart set on a certain venue but don't want to wait a few years to tie the knot? Book a Friday wedding and we guarantee you'll be walking down the aisle a whole lot sooner without having to compromise on location.
Guests have time to recover
Nowadays, weddings incorporate an entire weekend of festivities. Get hitched on a Friday though and by Saturday afternoon your guests will be home free. In other words, you're not impeding too much on their personal lives, plus they get to take a Friday off of work so what's not to love?
You can afford the extras
Or you know, just save some dough on the same things...your call. "Since there's still less demand for Friday weddings, vendor prices are typically lower too," tells Lee. This includes the actual venue rental fee, which can be thousands of dollars higher on a Saturday, as opposed to a Friday. Crazy, right?
It sets the scene for an epic party (unlike a Sunday)
Friday, Friday...gotta get down on Friday! That's exactly what your guests will be thinking as they prepare to blow off some steam after a long work week and celebrate your nuptials. It's like happy hour but better. I mean, there is a free bar, after all.