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Why Weekday Weddings can be a Great Choice

When planning your wedding day, you will probably automatically assume that it will take place on a weekend, because let’s face it – most weddings do! But over recent years we have seen an increase in demand for weekday weddings. On top of this, the Covid-19 pandemic has also pushed people in this direction as the remainder of 2021 and 2022 have become so busy with re-arrangements.

The truth is – a weekday wedding can be a great option for a whole number of reasons! Here’s why…

Weekday Weddings at Alcumlow Wedding Barn

Lower Costs

Let’s talk about costs first of all because, well, it’s a big deal! Like every industry, it’s all about supply and demand. There is more demand for weekend dates which make them pricier than weekdays in terms of both venues and suppliers. Picking a weekday wedding may be the difference between you being able to afford your dream venue or not. Or it may just mean less damage to your bank account. Either way it’s a big bonus!

Great Supplier Availability

Picking a weekday wedding date will also give you much more choice in terms of suppliers. Photographers, florists, make-up artists etc are less likely to be booked up for your chosen date so chances are you can use all of your absolute favourites with no compromises!

Less Likely to Coincide with Other Events

Whether it’s another wedding, a big festival, a sporting event or anything else, your wedding date is less likely to clash if it is on a weekday. This means that your guests will be more likely to be available. Yes, they may have to book a day off work but let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to take a day off work!?

No Accommodation Wars

As you probably know from weddings that you have attended in the past, accommodation wars are real! As soon as those invites go out you can guarantee that those savvy enough will snap up the closest, best and cheapest accommodation. Just one wedding can leave a town fully booked so when you also consider the possibility of clashing with another event, accommodation can become quite a problem. Weekday weddings reduce this risk and also pass on a nice little saving to your guests which I’m sure they will appreciate!

Meaningful Dates

Opening your mind to a weekday wedding also gives you the opportunity to make it more meaningful. Think about all of the memorable dates that you have shared as a couple such as your first date or the date you got engaged. Booking your wedding on a special date like this can add a real sentimental feel and is lovely to share with your guests.

So, there you have it. A weekday wedding may just give you the day of your dreams with many happy memories for your and your nearest and dearest. One thing that nobody will remember though – that it was on a weekday!

If you would like to discuss the dates which we have available, please feel free to drop us an email at


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