Which Day Of The Week Is Best For Marriage?

Despite what you may have been told, you don’t have to get married on a Saturday. There are no hard and fast rules as to which day of the week is best for marriage. In fact, if you can book your venues and invite your guests, you can get married on any day of the week.

However, if you are unsure which day is best for your wedding, here are some helpful tips and things to consider when choosing.

What day of the week is the most popular for weddings?

Statistically, in the UK, Saturday is the most popular day of the week for a wedding. Couples choose to tie the knot on a Saturday generally because of work commitments and the freedom it allows guests to travel on Friday evening and/or stay until Sunday. This is especially important to guests travelling a long way.

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Here come the Brides: Saturday is the most popular day for weddings


Which day of the week is best for getting married?

Despite Saturday being the most common day for marriages in the UK, it isn’t always the best choice for couples. There are lots of factors that can affect what day of the week is best for your wedding.

1.   Guests

Although it is your special day, you should think about the people you’d like to share it with and whether the day you choose will mean that they can’t attend.

For example, many guests will be unlikely to attend the day events of a weekday wedding due to work commitments. Likewise, a Sunday wedding might mean that guests leave the reception and evening party earlier to travel home and get ready for work.

2.   Venue

The availability of the venue can differ between weekdays vs. weekends. For example, venues in the middle of a town or city may not close for your wedding if they are popular with customers at weekends. So depending on what your dream venue is, you may be restricted to certain days of the week.

This is also true for the ceremony aspect as churches may not be available for weddings on Sundays, for example.

3.   Personal Sentiment

Sometimes a couple may choose a particular day of the week because of what it means to them. Perhaps your first date was on a Monday, or a specific date has sentimental value to you. If this is the case, then the day you choose will likely be fixed with no wriggle room!

4.   Superstitions

There are superstitious beliefs about the day of the week you marry and the married life that follows. Even if you aren’t suspicious, using the old saying to decide when to get married can offer a romantic twist on your special day or even a theme for gifts!

The saying goes:

“Monday for wealth, Tuesday for health, Wednesday the best day of all, Thursday for losses, Friday for crosses, and Saturday no luck at all.”

So, couples should marry on Monday to Wednesday for the happiest of lives together. This contradicts the most popular day couples choose to marry these days, however.

How to choose the best time get married

Don’t forget to consider the time of day and time of year when planning your wedding. Both of these can affect the venues you book, how many guests attend, and even the cost of your wedding.

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