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Getting married on a Saturday is seen as the perfect wedding day for a lot of couples. However, the wedding date mindset may be changing.

According to data from a 2019 survey conducted by wedding-planning website The Knot, approximately one in five weddings took place on weekdays for the past seven years.

Why, you may ask? Well, here are some of the reasons of why many couples are opting for a weekday wedding instead.

DREAM VENUE BOOKING

If the dream venue that a couple wants to book for a Saturday is taken, it’s usually always available for weekdays. This option also comes with benefits since all vendors are usually available. The best part? The reception centre is usually also available and at half the price.

PARTICULAR WEDDING DATES

A number of couples believe in getting married on a specific date. A common date is the universal day of love February 14th (Valentine’s Day). There are also couples who prefer spooky days such as Halloween or Friday the 13th. Couples also choose days that reflect their relationship like the date of their first date or their engagement date.

LOWER COSTS

Weekday weddings are the best way to cut down on all the costs of the event. Weekday weddings are often shorter compared to Saturdays because everyone needs to go home early to make it to work or school the next morning. Also, the costs of the venue and additional services are less because weekdays are considered non-peak dates.

SHORTENS THE GUEST LIST

Some couples prefer weekday weddings because it cuts down their guest list to only close family and friends who are willing to take time off of work on weekdays, making it easier for couples to filter out the invitees.

MAKING IT SPECIAL

The trend of choosing a weekday wedding also makes it easier for the couple to tailor their special day with meaningful memories and special quirks, like mirroring the reception menu with the food they ate on their first date. It’s also common to choose a weekday wedding based off a weekly tradition with family and friends.