Wonderful Weekday Weddings…the smart choice for 2021!

DATE: 15.04.20

The outbreak of the coronavirus means that many couples have decided to postpone their planned 2020 destination wedding until 2021. This in turn has seen those looking for their ceremony to take place on a Saturday or a Sunday often having difficulty in finding the vendors and locations they want for their weekend dates. We wanted to reach out to all our lovely couples who are currently in the process of rescheduling their precious weddings (and to those who are booking for the first time!) and let you all into a little secret…beautiful weddings happen every day of the week! We’re committed to making your wedding just perfect so trust us when we say that whether it’s on a Monday, Wednesday or Saturday, you CAN have your dream wedding in Crete! If 2021 is your year to tie the knot, then why not go for a wonderful weekday wedding!

There is now a growing trend for weekday wedding ceremonies, especially for destination weddings because your guests can travel from their home countries on most days of the week and are therefore not restricted to weekend dates. Flights are often cheaper when you fly on a weekday too…so less expense for your guests. Always an added bonus in these economically-challenged times! And as they’re coming to an idyllic location they will probably be combining the wedding with a holiday, so what day the wedding takes place on actually doesn’t make any difference at all!

The perks of choosing a non-weekend date are many. Weekend dates are always the most expensive option so it’s a smart way to save on your budget while still achieving the wedding of your dreams: an equally gorgeous wedding without the Saturday price tag! And there are some venues and vendors who offer better prices within the week so it’s worth checking on this when choosing your dates. We as wedding planners also offer better coordination rates within the week, just ask us for more details. Additionally, it’s usually possible to find a lower cost on wedding must-haves such as your stylist, photographer, videographer and music for a weekday wedding. And have you thought that you could maybe then use the money you saved by booking a weekday date for some fabulous after-wedding activities or trips for you & your guests?! (Here in Crete the possibilities are endless, we’d be happy to help you choose just the right ones for you!) Or perhaps there’s something that you’ve always wanted to include in your dream wedding but weren’t able to because it took you over budget? A stylish vintage car for the two of you, elegant gold cutlery to add a touch of glamour to your big day or a top-notch entertainment feature to wow your guests? With the money you save by holding your wedding celebrations on a Monday to Thursday, you can now live your dream!

So all in all, there’s a lot to be said for a weekday wedding!

Also keep in mind that out-of-season weddings are another excellent choice. Crete’s impressive climate means glorious wedding-weather from April onwards, the perfect opportunity to combine your wedding date with 2021’s Greek Easter celebrations in May perhaps?! The weather is still pleasant in fragrant October with sea temperatures still warm enough for a heavenly swim in Crete’s blue waters so it’s an ideal month for a super autumn wedding. Selected venues often offer end-of-season rates for late weddings so give the latter months of the season some thought too!

Perhaps coronavirus isn’t the reason you’re considering a weekday wedding? You might have always dreamed of getting married on a particular date that’s special to the two of you: the anniversary of the day you first met, your parent’s wedding anniversary or one of your birthdays? There’s no reason why you can’t get married & honour these important occasions just because that date doesn’t fall on a weekend.

Whatever day of the week you choose for your fairytale wedding, we’re here to help you create the happiest day of your lives.

Stay safe!