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Weddings aren’t just on Saturdays anymore

MARYVILLE (WATE) – More weddings are being scheduled on days other than Saturday, especially for brides on a budget.

It’s almost wedding season at Colonial Estate in Maryville.

“Sometimes we’re booking up two years in advance,” says owner Farrah Williams-Deck, who’s also a wedding planner and photographer. “If we are booked on a Saturday, Sunday is usually the next day that a bride might consider.”


Source: Jill McNeal, WATE 6 On Your Side Reporter


But she’s also seeing more weddings booked this year during the week, especially for brides on a budget.

“You’re not going to find wedding vendors really willing to come down on prices when they know they’re guaranteed to book on a Saturday. But if you have a Monday through Friday wedding, and sometimes a Sunday wedding, they might budge a little bit on the price,” she says.

Bride-to-be Kelli Morris has found that to be true so far.

“A lot of times, if I have it on a Sunday, they’re willing to cut those prices, so I can get more bang for my buck,” Morris said.

She was hesitant at first to go the non-traditional route, until her best friend planned a Sunday wedding.

“At first I was like, ‘Oh, I don’t know if I want to do that.’ But then she was like, ‘I’m telling you, you’re going to get better prices.’ She said it’s worked out really well for her,” Morris said.

Now, she just has to convince her other guests.

“Every time I’ve said, ‘Yeah, I’m getting married on October 11,’ to friends and family, they look on their calendars and say, ‘Wait, are you sure? That’s on a Sunday.’ I’m like, ‘Yeah, I know, I’m sure!’” Morris said.

Williams-Deck said if you are going to go non-traditional with the day of the week, try to send out your save-the-date cards as early as possible, and realize that you might have fewer out-of-town guests.


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