Weekday weddings are becoming increasingly popular, but not for the reasons you might think. Even when there are still weekend wedding dates available, some couples opt to get married during the week for a variety of reasons. Read the top five below:

1. First date anniversaries are sentimental. The day you met your partner or had your first date probably sticks with you as one of the most important days of your lives. You celebrate that date every year and remember it always. What better way to commemorate this anniversary than by tying the knot on that day? (As a bonus, you only have one anniversary date to remember for the rest of your life.)

2. It’s all in the numbers! Unique dates are easy to remember and entertaining to play with on invitations. Numerology is powerful. Palindromes are fun. Do you remember Oct. 10, 2020 (or 10/10/20)? This was the most popular wedding date of 2020. It happened to fall on a Saturday, making it even more in demand, but interesting numbers fall on weekdays more often than weekends. Repeating numbers are also known to have powerful energy and bring good fortune. 2022 is a prime example, giving us many repeated number dates, all during the week: 6/6/22, 7/7/22, 8/8/22, etc. 2023 will bring numerous sequential dates: 1/23/23, 2/3/23, 10/23/23, 12/23/23, etc. March is packed with palindromes: 3/2/23, 3/23/23 and 3/20/23, for example. All these dates fall during the week, making them too good to pass up!

3. Holiday weddings which fall during the week make it easier for you and your guests to navigate travel plans and take time off from work. Valentine’s Day and Halloween weddings are tremendously popular. What better way to spend a day honoring love or embracing elegant spookiness than by planning your wedding on either of these days? Another option is President’s Day weekend in February, as it nets four easy days off. Also consider the week between Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. This is one of the best weeks to plan a weekday wedding, as many schools close and most people are already on vacation.

4. Family heritage and cultural traditions. There are so many traditions, superstitions and “best luck” days or dates to get married. Irish lore leans toward choosing a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday for the best of luck — “Monday for wealth, Tuesday for health, Wednesday the best day of all.” Other longstanding traditions involve selecting a date from the lunar calendar, the astrology calendar and/or summer or winter solstice days. Creating new traditions that are meaningful to you and your partner are wonderful, too. May the fourth (“be with you”), March 14 (Pi Day – be sure to serve wedding pie instead of cake) and April 1 (April Fool’s Day) are some days to creatively play with your wedding plans.

5. Availability and budget. Weekdays are always considered “off-peak” times, so venues and wedding planners tend to have far more availability. Caterers, bands, photographers and designers can book up nearly every weekend, but not so much on weekdays. Expect this to change as weekday weddings continue to become more popular.

Be ahead of the curve, be a trendsetter and book a weekday wedding that means something to you. We’re here for you and look forward to planning a fabulous weekday wedding with you – find out more here.