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Is it rude to plan a weekday wedding?

Is It Rude to Plan a Weekday Wedding?

Debunking the weekday wedding faux pas.

Every girl dreams of having the picture-perfect wedding. For some, that means taking the traditional route, and hosting a church ceremony in the early afternoon on a Saturday. For others, a dream wedding takes place outside of the country, or perhaps even in the middle of the week. But is it rude to plan a weekday wedding?

In short, no. It’s your wedding and you can host it whenever your heart desires. Plus, it comes with many perks! There’s often more availability for your favorite vendors and it’s typically less expensive! However, it is important to consider the following tips to ensure your guests are prepared for such less-than-traditional circumstances:

Give them enough notice. Since most guests will assume your wedding is going to land on a Friday or Saturday, it’s critical to give them enough notice to plan for a weekday event. Send your save-the-dates about a year in advance. Also, instead of the usual 1-month mark, send your invitations about 3 months before the wedding to give everyone ample time to prepare.

Host an evening event. Even if you give your guests a 12-week notice, many might find it difficult to attend your wedding if it’s not after working hours. Plan to host the event around 6:30 or 7 p.m., so your family and friends have enough time to get home from work, get ready and arrive to the ceremony with time to spare.

Be generous with the favors. Show your guests how much you appreciate their willingness to attend your weekday wedding by treating them to a generous favor. Even something as simple as a personalized note goes the extra mile and shows them how grateful you are for their attendance.

Tell us, how do you feel about a weekday wedding?

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