For some time now, the coronavirus pandemic has transformed many aspects of our daily lives—from working to shopping and gathering—and has had a ripple effect on wedding planning.
As many venues paused their activities and many couples made the difficult decision to postpone, everything we have come to expect from wedding planning has gone out the window. Now, with a vaccine on the way, couples are looking ahead to 2021 and 2022 dates to get their celebration back on track.
One major challenge has also become a major opportunity: Desired dates have filled up with rescheduled and newly planned nuptials—and opened the door for weekday weddings and Sunday weddings! With unusual becoming the new normal, creative couples have the chance to host the wedding of their dreams without having to wait.
Skip the Wait
When you first said yes, the excitement of announcing your engagement, planning parties and creating the perfect Pinterest board filled your world. It’s an exciting time and one that couples enjoy. The average length of an engagement is 15 months, according to a 2019 study by The Knot. However, 2020 challenges are disrupting that time frame, and engaged couples are growing impatient as the months and even years roll by.
If you’ve had to push your wedding back and now all the popular dates are full, consider a Sunday wedding. Many venues—and photographers, florists, caterers, DJs, bands and more highly-sought after vendors—have openings on Sundays.
Couples who have had to reschedule may be able to keep a similar season or month that is important to them without waiting another year to start their married lives.
Indulge in a Long Weekend
Some of the best experiences unfold over the course of a few days. You’ve waited this long—no need to rush through the best part! With a Sunday wedding, you can indulge in a long weekend before the ceremony with your best friends and family.
Host a spa day with your girls and spend some time leading up to the big day with your soon-to-be new family without having to rush from appointments to the rehearsal dinner. It will be a precious time to connect and savor the sunset of this phase of your life before beginning the new.
Have Your Cake and Eat it Too
If you are ready to be married and frustrated by all of the filled dates, Sunday weddings are a fantastic solution. 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.
Monday and Thursday weddings are also on the rise, which shows that people are ready to socialize and celebrate any day of the week!
If 2020 has taught us anything, it is that people are more flexible than ever and care deeply about their relationships. Believe us—your nearest and dearest would not miss your wedding for the world!
Yes, more of your guests may have to take a day off work or school to attend, but many will be 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.
Save the Date and Your Budget
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 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.
For more information about being married at Meadow Brook—and what your Sunday wedding could look like—visit meadowbrookhall.org/weddings or reach out to our events team at .