When you first got engaged maybe you didn’t consider a weekday wedding as an option! But when it comes to a destination wedding in Portugal, a weekday wedding has some major benefits over a weekend wedding, and we actually think they’re a pretty amazing idea…
Let’s speak the truth: When hosting a weekday destination wedding in Portugal, you will of course need to ask guests to take time off work in order to attend, and we know that this just isn’t an option for some. For those that can make it work, it’s definitely worth reminding guests that in return, they’ll get some much-needed time out to let loose at your amazing celebration and enjoy some vacation as well in Lisbon for example. And it will be amazing, thanks to a wider choice of wedding venues and suppliers and reduced wedding costs that may mean you end up getting more for your money!
Keep reading to find out why a weekday destination wedding is the best option for your wedding in Portugal!
1. Weekday destination weddings are usually better for your budget
Here’s where we state the obvious: Since Saturday is the most popular day of the week for weddings, it also tends to be the most expensive. The demand for Saturday weddings can drive up every associated cost—from venue rentals, to food & beverage, to vendor packages.
2. You’ll Get More Choice
Opting for a weekday destination wedding could mean that your wedding venue and wedding suppliers are more likely to be available, allowing you to keep every element of your dream day. You’re much more likely to have a larger range of suppliers with availability to choose from on a weekday than weekend. You will have the opportunity to have the best venue and suppliers like catering, wedding flowers and wedding music available for your destination wedding in Lisbon.
3. You can choose a fun theme – or popular date!
If having a Taco Tuesday-themed wedding sounds right up your alley, do it! Complete with margaritas and a taco wall. Or make it a Thirsty Thursday wedding with an amazing menu of signature cocktails. Opening yourself up to a midweek affair also ups the chance that you’ll get a really cool destination wedding date! For example, 23/3/23 falls on a Thursday. We say snag that date up!
4. You’ll enjoy a more intimate affair
Much like a destination wedding, a weekday wedding will almost certainly mean a smaller guest list. The good news? Your wedding will consist of your most rock-solid VIP guests who wouldn’t let anything (much less a day of the week) stop them from celebrating your big day.
And an intimate midweek destination wedding comes with an amazing bonus: more quality face time with that intimate group of guests!
It’s a good idea, though, to run your midweek wedding date by those whose attendance is MOST important to you first. That way, as long as your musts are there, the rest of the guest list is icing on the wedding cake.