It only seems a few years ago when Friday became the new Saturday in the world of weddings, but now savvy couples are opting for mid-week weddings to enjoy their big day with all the style but at a fraction of the cost.
At Hylands Estate, Chelmsford, Essex, we host weddings throughout the week and Mondays are becoming very popular too. Our couples tell us that they opt for the mid-week date as it not only saves them money on their wedding venue, but all of the caterers, DJs, bands, car hire, guest accommodation and other wedding services are offered at a lower rate as well.
In fact we’ve known a few happy couples that have moved their date from a Saturday to mid-week and used their savings to fly off to a luxurious honeymoon location. Some of our clients do worry whether their friends will be able to get the time off work to attend the wedding ceremony, but most find that their nearest and dearest can’t wait to take annual leave to see them walk up the aisle.
Mid-week weddings are also ideal for last minute weddings when there’s not so much choice around with some venues booked years in advance, so taking the Monday or Thursday slot can be a very practical and money-saving solution.
Photo caption: Jasmine Jade