Couple gets married at Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester, Michigan.

Celebrate with Style – and a Sunday Wedding

Once couples say “yes” to the big question, one of the first things they do – after popping the champagne, of course – is to start wedding planning. And the first step in wedding planning is typically choosing the date and the venue.

Many of the best wedding venues book up far in advance, particularly on Saturday nights during the summer, leaving engaged couples to either commit to a long wait or look elsewhere.

One particularly creative solution is now trending – skip the wait and celebrate with a Sunday wedding!

Secure Your Dream Venue – Without The Wait

Couple gets married at Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester, Michigan.According to a recent study by TheKnot, most American couples wait approximately 16 months from when they decide to say “I do” and when they actually walk down the aisle. While there are many reasons for this, the timeline can extend if you’re waiting for dates to open up at your preferred venue.

And yet, many of the dreamiest wedding venues—and photographers, florists, caterers, DJs, bands and more highly-sought after vendors—have plenty of openings on Sundays (and Fridays and weekdays). If you have your heart set on a particular place, season or photographer, ask about a Sunday wedding. It could be the perfect solution to have your cake and eat it too!

The Celebration Starts With You

Couple gets married at Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester, Michigan.The good news is that your friends and family will still come—no matter what day of the week it is. They are coming to celebrate you and to help kick off your new lifetime of love.

Sure, more guests may need to take a day off work or school to attend, but most are more than happy to do so. In fact, plenty of guests take time off to travel to and attend weddings no matter what day they are on, so you can confidently plan your big day for any day.

Guests may even be happier with a Friday or Sunday wedding too—after all, Saturdays are the busiest weekend day for everyone. Even weekday weddings are on the rise, which shows that people are ready to socialize and celebrate every day of the week!

Save the Date – and Your Budget

Couple gets married at Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester, Michigan.The key to making any big event work is to plan ahead and give everyone plenty of notice. Make sure you send out your Save the Dates with time to spare so that people can make arrangements.

An added bonus to hosting a Sunday wedding is that not only will more of your preferred vendors be available, but you’ll will most likely get to enjoy a non-premium rate. Booking your wedding on a weekday or Sunday offers up a lot of possibilities to save big on everything from venues to photography, transportation, wedding planners and more.


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