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Weekday weddings: what difference does a day make?

14th December 2023

Weekday weddings became ‘a thing’ during the pandemic, which saw couples getting married all days and months of the year, but we’re going to let you in on a little secret… they get a big tick from the team at Pennard House!

Find out why we think weekday weddings are such a savvy option.

More bang for your buck

With Saturdays being the traditional day to wed, venues can afford to offer discounted rates on weekdays, which is great news in these cost-of-living crisis times! Whether you have a tight budget or want more for your money, to spend on things such as your dress, food, entertainment, or maybe even a stylist – there’s no need to compromise when you can have your dream day within your budget.

Bag your dream venue

The majority of couples are getting married for the first time, so some find it surprising how booked up venues can get when they first start hunting – to get married on a Saturday in Summer, you often have to book 18-24 months in advance. A weekday gives you more availability and choice, which brings us on to our next ‘tick’…

Get married quicker

Some couples enjoy a long lead up to their day and others find it somewhat stressful. Why wait 2 years when you could be married within 6 months? At Pennard, we’ve had some couples get married in 6 weeks! Less planning = less time to stress.

Enjoy exclusivity

At Pennard we do not host back-to-back weddings, which gives couples a chance to stay the night before and make the most of their celebrations, with exclusive use of the house throughout their stay. Having your big day on a weekday means you’re more likely to have flexibility on check in and out times.

Secure the best suppliers

Good suppliers get booked up very quickly, and there’s nothing worse than finding a date and having to compromise on those all-important details such as your photographer and florist. Suppliers have a lot more availability during the week and some even charge less too!

Trim your guest list

Weed out guests whom you felt obliged to invite and who might have felt obliged to attend if it were a Saturday. And don’t worry about your favourite guests not showing up. The pandemic has given us flexible working, and those who really want to be there will take time off!

Have we convinced you?!

If you’re considering a weekday wedding at Pennard, email and one of our wedding directors will send you more info!

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