Historically, weekend weddings were the thing to do! In fact, 80% of weddings occur on Saturday and Sundays. With weekend weddings in such high demand, maybe it’s time to think differently. Competition is fierce for venues, photographers, videographers, florists and caterers. With this competition comes increased pricing. If 2020 has shown us anything, it’s that we must think differently.
Introducing the mid-week wedding. Of course this isn’t a new concept but then again neither was jumping on a zoom call or working from home. Mid-week weddings are still intimate, still fun, can reduce stress and save you money.
Here are the top 5 reasons to have that mid-week wedding
A weekday wedding is more affordable due to cheaper venue and vendor pricing. During the week vendors will often offer discounts to make your dream wedding location even dreamier due to the price drop. While exact savings are hard to find, we found that brides & grooms were saving thousands of dollars on venue pricing alone. In fact, at Anna Maria Island Venues, we can save you thousands. Chat with our wedding team to learn more here!
The majority of preferred vendors get booked early for those highly competitive weekend weddings. If you have a midweek wedding, vendors have more availability, better pricing, and the desire to pick up business!
Weekday weddings tend to have lower attendance. On the surface, this might scare you! We assure you that those closest to you will attend! Mid-week weddings also tend to extend the fun. Instead of arriving on a Friday and leaving Sunday, now friends and family are with you Wednesday-Sunday and making a trip out of it!
Traveling is cheaper
Guests coming from out of town will have an easier time booking airfare and hotels due to more availability. Many airlines and hotels offer mid-week specials. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are the two best days of the week to travel. For example, a flight to Tampa Florida on a Tuesday is as low as $55. However on a Saturday, the low is $108.
Quality time with guest
Fewer people. More time. It’s that simple. Mid-week weddings offer you more time to connect with those closest to you.
After seeing all these advantages to having a midweek wedding, it would just be crazy to not have one yourself. Don’t settle when it comes to your wedding, midweek weddings make it easy to get exactly what you want. Also think of the honeymoon you can have with all that extra money you saved.
If you see a midweek wedding in your future, Anna Maria Island Venues would be more than happy to make your dream come true. You can check out all we have to offer here!