Pros & Cons - Planning Your Wedding on a Friday or Sunday
The most obvious reason most couples choose a Friday or Sunday is there is less demand on these days and venues are willing to be more flexible with pricing. Having said this there are more pros and a few cons.
The cons are few, but should be considered. You may have guests that you really want to attend that just cannot make it due to the day of the week. If it is a Friday wedding, some of your guests may not be able to attend the church ceremony, but may be able to make it on time to the reception.
Now the pros. The first advantage is there are more options available to you. Because the majority of wedding take place on Saturdays, it leaves open plenty of available dates at the most popular venues. This can be huge as these popular venues can book solid for up to two years in advance on Saturdays.
You will also save money on vendors. Your DJ, florist, photographer, and other vendors also will be more likely to be flexible with pricing.
Your out of town guests are likely to get a better deal on airfare and hotel accommodations as they will be traveling on off days.
The last way you may save is there are likely to be "iffy" guests that maybe you really are not that close to, but felt obligated to invite. Your closest friends and family usually will find a way to make it to your special day, but those on the fence (who are probably not on your A list anyway) may opt out if your wedding is on a Friday or Sunday.
The bottom line is it may very well be worth your time to consider Friday, Sunday or even a weekday for your wedding.