Love can be celebrated any day of the week
IF YOU WOULD HAVE TOLD ME “Thursday is the new Saturday” when it came to weddings just a few weeks ago, I may have said “You’re crazy!” Well, a lot has certainly changed in the last few weeks and rescheduling spring 2020 weddings is now the new norm for couples who, up until this point, probably had all their T’s crossed and all their I’s dotted.
One of the biggest challenges for couples is many of the weekend days, mainly Saturdays, may already be booked for fall and winter with their favorite vendors. And, while they could postpone their entire wedding celebration altogether, most couples don’t want to go that route. They want to tie the knot and live their lives as Mr. and Mrs.
Saint Louis Bride recently polled our friends in the wedding community about the idea of Thursday weddings and the response we received from them was overwhelmingly positive, with fun and creative ideas! “Now more than a wedding day, it can become a wedding experience,” said Aaren Muex of Divine Events. “A post-wedding brunch or an activity like a St. Louis Cardinals game can be enjoyed with friends and family.”
There are so many advantages to choosing a Thursday (or any weekday) for your nuptials. First, and foremost, you have a much better chance of retaining your original wedding team – the venue, caterer, florist, photographer, DJ and baker you fell in love with when your first started your wedding planning journey. “We love creating wedding cakes so much!” said Jenna Siebert with The Sweet Divine. “The thought of doing more during the week is exciting!”
Second, after so many weeks of self-isolation and uncertainty, everyone will have something to look forward to, no matter the day of the celebration.
But, the biggest concern couples face? Could choosing a weekday affect the number of guests in attendance? “We firmly believe that once this is behind us, everybody will be ready to celebrate with reckless abandon,” said Liz Sloan with L Photographie. “They won’t care if it’s a Monday afternoon as long as they get to hug you harder than ever before, clink a glass in your honor and swing each other around the dance floor.”
So, pick up the phone, log into your email, and start the communication with your vendors and a few key guests like a parent or sibling who doesn’t live in town. Settle on one or two dates that work best, and get going on the rescheduling! It’s a great way to keep busy while staying at home and everyone’s spirits will perk up knowing your wedding day is back on the books! Who knows, maybe your vendors might even offer some weekday incentives or upgrades.
Remember, your family and friends love you, understand the rescheduling necessity and want to be there for you on your special day, making Thursday the new Saturday!
P.S. Let us know if you’ve rescheduled your wedding to a weekday, we’d love to feature your wedding in an upcoming issue of Saint Louis Bride!