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Wedding Planning 5 reasons to have a weekday ceremony

Some celebrities have made weekday weddings quite popular. Here are 5 reasons why you should also consider having the same.

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Bride walking down the aisle with her father play

Bride walking down the aisle with her father


These days, weekday weddings are now becoming commonplace with celebrities like Cameron Diaz and Kerry Washington leading the pack.

Another Hollywood actress who also ditched the weekend wedding tradition is Ashley Tinsdale. "The 8th was our anniversary so I wanted to land on an 8th, and [thankfully] it landed on a Monday in September," she told Ryan Seacrest after marrying Christopher French on September 8, 2014.

Her second reason for her Monday nuptial was in order to escape prying eyes. "I figured out like, 'Oh, I don't think anybody would figure this one out,' and that was to protect the privacy of it."

Here are 5 simple reasons why you should have a weekday wedding:

  1. It's Budget Friendly: Weekday discounts are common in the wedding business. From venues to vendors, everyone is willing to cut costs when the wedding falls on an "off day."

  2. Vendor Availability: Venue and vendor schedules are likely to be more open during the week. If you have your heart set on a certain location or planner, they should have more availability on a weekday.

  3. You Can Choose a Meaningful Date: New Year's Eve? An important anniversary? With a weekday wedding, choosing a nostalgic date can be done, even if it doesn't fall on the weekend. Another reason Tisdale chose a Monday was because she wanted to get married on the 8th, her anniversary.

  4. Keeps the Guest Count Down: Due to work commitments and travel, fewer guests will be able to attend a weekday ceremony. If you have a large family, but a smaller budget, a weekday wedding is a good way to keep numbers down.

  5. Be Unique: A weekday wedding is definitely a way to stand out and do something different. At the end of the day, it's your wedding, and you can choose any day you want. Those who love and support you will be there no matter what day of the week it falls on.

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