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When it comes to wedding planning and setting a date for the big day, the first thought that every couple gets is that they should get hitched on a weekend. It is simply the first instinct cuz it seems like the weekend is the most convenient choice. However, turns out it isn’t as convenient as it may seem. So, if you’re planning on tying the knot on a weekend, then do go through our list of pros and cons of having a weekend wedding below!

The Ultimate Pros and Cons of Having a Weekend Wedding

Pros of Having a Weekend Wedding

1. More Guests Will Be There

This one’s a no-brainer. Having a weekend means having a good number of your guests available for your wedding festivities. Everyone has their weekends free and it just becomes convenient to take that extra leave a day before or after the wedding!

2. Longer Celebrations

A weekend wedding simply means that you can have longer celebrations. Each function can go on till the wee hours with all of your guests being chilled out and stress-free because of the weekend. Ladies, this is your cue to plan the most relaxed celebrations that you can!

3. You Can Have the Ultimate After Party

If you want your wedding to be part of the year, we strongly recommend that you host a weekend wedding. For one, you can convert each function into an after-party post the wedding festivities. Even the night after your wedding day can be turned into the most amazing after party all because it will be on a weekend!

4. You Can Have Multiple Day Functions

Another big pro for a weekend wedding is that you can have a lot of day functions. Day mehendi? Done! Pool party? Done Day wedding? Of course! Since most of your guests will be available, you can very easily have the day wedding that you’ve always dreamed of!

5. Can Spread out the Functions

Another wonderful thing about a weekend wedding is that you can spread out the wedding functions. You don’t necessarily have to have back-to-back wedding functions. Spread out the functions and take a break in between if needed. Trust us, you’ll be so relaxed that you will be able to enjoy every second of your functions!

6. Perfect for Destination Weddings

If you want to have a destination wedding then your best bet is to have it on a weekend. For a destination wedding, only the weekend makes sense because all of your guests will have at least one leave and they wouldn’t have to take a lot of extra leaves.

Cons of a Weekend Wedding

7. Vendors Will Charge You A Lot

Guys, vendors have been in the business for far more many years and they know that there are plenty of weddings happening around the same time. It is a major possibility that these vendors may overcharge you knowing that you’ll end up spending cuz it's your big day.

8. Your Favourite Vendors May be Already Booked

Guys most of the time, the auspicious wedding dates that will fall on a weekend, will coincide with a good number of couples; making it rather difficult for you to get the vendor of your choice. So, be ready to hear cancellations or rejections from your dream vendors cuz of your weekend wedding!

9. Vendors May Try to Take Multiple Bookings on Your Dates

Let’s assume that your dream vendor takes your booking for your weekend wedding but there is a big possibility that he or she will take multiple bookings that day. Since most couples opt for auspicious wedding dates that fall on a weekend, this is the time for the vendors to earn some big bucks and double book. We think that this is a major con when it comes to having a weekend wedding!

10. You’ll Have to do a Lot of Planning

I mean, wedding planning is a task whether you have it on a weekend or a weekday but we are here to tell you that if you do go ahead with a weekend wedding, the planning is going to be much more. Weekend weddings mean that a good number of your guests will be able to attend your wedding so you’ll have to plan for more people, vendors may be difficult, you’ll have to book stay for your guests and whatnot!


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Having a Weekend Wedding? Here are the The Ultimate Pros & Cons to know Beforehand!

by Shweghna Gursahaney

Having a Weekend Wedding? Here are the The Ultimate Pros & Cons to know Beforehand!