Booking the wedding on a Friday is now one of the best decisions we’ve made so far. First, we saved big at our venue with an upfront minimum that was a full $3,000 lower than the Saturday fee. Would you believe that the Saturday minimum is nearly double the Friday price? On top of that, the golf course offered us a 10 percent discount on catering, which will all be done onsite, saving us both time and money.
By scheduling on a Friday, we also got discounts of 10-15 percent from nearly all our vendors. Those savings may not sound like much initially, but I was surprised at how quickly it all added up, especially for the more expensive vendors on our list, such as our $3,000 photographer.
And since so many guests will be traveling out of town anyway in order to come, we think Friday won’t be a huge inconvenience. The added bonus? Getting married on Friday lets us leave the very next morning for our Hawaiian honeymoon cruise!
I’ll share a full breakdown of our budget and savings soon, but for now I want to know, do you like weddings that aren’t held on Saturday, or do you think they’re a major hassle? Are you hoping to save money by planning a weekday or Sunday wedding?
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