Every wedding has something that makes it different from everyone else’s. Weddings all look different, and the old rule of weddings having to be on a weekend has changed. Not everyone is able to host their wedding on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, which is why some have begun considering a weekday wedding.
The ultimate goal of a wedding is to celebrate with friends and family, make your vows and marry the forever love of your life. So, does it really matter when exactly you have it? Your wedding doesn't have to follow a set list of guidelines, unless you want it to, and wedding trends are always changing. The Club at Indian Creek wants to provide you with all the information you need when it comes to planning a weekday wedding. Consider us as one of the places to get married in Omaha. Here is what to contemplate when hosting a wedding mid-week!
Things to consider when planning a weekday wedding
The most important thing to consider is that the decision is ultimately up to you; after all, it is your wedding day. You will want to consider where your guests are located. You will have more flexibility to host a weekday wedding if your guests are local, as they won’t have to go out of their way to travel to your Thursday evening wedding.
Your wedding doesn’t have to be completely in party mode, but let’s be real, it’s a celebration that deserves a bit of a party. Think about when you and your guests have to work and if it’s feasible for them to attend a wedding ceremony and reception on Monday night. This could potentially affect the amount of RSVPs you get to your wedding.
Monday through Thursday wedding pros and cons
It’s important to remember that a pro to one couple might be a con to the next. Below are some pros and cons about weekday weddings.
Pro: You can more easily secure your dream venue and vendors
Your ideal wedding venue and photographer are going to have more availability during the week, as most weddings are on Friday or Saturday when it’s typical for them to be fully booked out. You’ll have more options available when planning a weekday wedding.
Pro: You’ll be saving money
Wedding costs can add up quickly. Wedding venue and vendor costs are higher on Saturday because that’s the peak day for weddings. You will likely find a better deal, and many vendors will be happy to take advantage of making money on their less popular days.
Pro: You get to enjoy more intimate and relaxed setting
Another perk of weekday weddings is you will have more time to spend with your guests. You can make sure your family, your spouse’s family and all of your friends feel like they’ve gotten the chance to catch up with you on your wedding day. Less people means less stress on your important day.
Con: Not everyone can come
You will see a lower amount of RSVPs because more people are typically more available on the weekends. This, however, can be a good thing if you’re having trouble narrowing down the guest list. Not everyone you send an invitation to will say yes.
Con: The party might be less alive
When you have a Friday night wedding, your guests will be able to stay later and party longer. Your weekday wedding reception will deliver on a smaller level than a weekend wedding. If you aren't expecting to dance into the next day, or if you want a more low key celebration, this won’t be an inconvenience to you.
Book your wedding at one of the best places to get married in Omaha
We hope this was helpful in deciding on what is best for your wedding. Whether you’re set on a weekday or weekend wedding, The Club at Indian Creek has an elegant atmosphere that can support your small or large wedding. If you’re looking for places to get married in Omaha, contact us to book your wedding venue today!