Should I have my wedding on a weekend or weekday?

Planning the ideal wedding date can be tricky. It’s not easy to choose a day that is suitable for all your requirements, and one of the main questions you may ask yourself is whether it’s preferable to have your wedding on a weekday or a weekend. Here are some points to consider when making this decision:


According to old English folklore and tales of lucky omens, Wednesday was considered the most auspicious day for a wedding. If you can’t secure a mid-week date, Mondays and Tuesdays were also thought of as being great choices for marriages, with Mondays bringing about good health, and Tuesdays bestowing wealth on the new couple.


Saturdays are usually the most practical days for guest attendance. Many people do not work on weekends, so most of your attendees will not need to cut into their holiday allowances to attend. A Saturday night reception may also run quite late, but with the following day being a Sunday, your guests will be able to stay up to enjoy the celebrations. Sundays are also a possibility for convenience, as long as the reception finishes reasonably early.


Venues and vendors have a higher chance of being fully booked up if you opt for a popular day like Saturday. Mondays and Thursdays are much quieter, so you stand a better chance of being able to secure all you require for your ideal wedding.

One of the top wedding venues in Cheshire, we still have dates available for 2021 here at Delamere Manor, so reach out to us today to discuss your weekend or weekday preference.

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