You’ve found the man or woman of your dreams, the proposal has been given and accepted, and the two of you are now anticipating and planning the wedding of a lifetime. There are so many decisions to be made, many more than most couples realize until they are in the midst of them. It seems that every decision you make has a price tag attached and these little tags add up quickly. For many couples starting a new life together, there is a wedding budget that must be adhered to so that they don’t ride off into the sunset with a load of debt attached to the getaway car.
As the cost of the wedding begins to mount to heights previously unforeseen, most couples will begin to reassess various aspects of the ceremony, reception, and honeymoon to see where they can cut costs without giving up the most important parts of their special day. One of the easiest things that they can do without having to sacrifice their dreams is to plan the wedding for a day that is less expensive than others.
One may be surprised at the difference that this simple choice can make. Most couples don’t even think much about the day of the week to hold their wedding. They look at the Saturdays on their calendar, see which ones are free, and pick one of them. It is the most popular day to get married for several reasons. Most people have the day off to attend the celebration. Friday night is available for the rehearsal and late night, last minute planning. It is a sort of tradition, but it is one that you can break, having your wedding on whatever day you prefer.
Sundays will be a bit less expensive and still provide the same benefits as Saturday, but it is increasing in popularity as more and more couples are trying to save a bit creatively. Weekdays are your best bet for seeing the greatest deduction in prices. Have the wedding in the evening hours after the workday is over for most people and host a late dinner at the reception. Your guests will appreciate your thoughtfulness in doing this and it will free up their evening so that they can come without as much time constraints.
You can also save by marrying out of the peak season. A great deal of weddings are held in Spring and Summer, so opting for a Winter or Autumn wedding can get you a variety of discounts from vendors and locations because they want your business while theirs is slower. These seasons can be quite beautiful in their own way for wedding decor and apparel. Having a holiday wedding may also be something to consider if you plan it correctly. Be careful to consider what your guests may already have planned, though, as these tend to be busy days for many families.
The day that you choose to hold your wedding can indeed save you a bundle. The main purpose (your marriage) will still be accomplished, but with less cost, which usually equals less stress on you and your fiancee. Saving money, having a wonderful wedding celebration, and starting a new life with someone you love…who could ask for a better day than that, no matter what the calendar says?