Personally I wouldn’t have considered a weekday wedding.
I want as many people to be able to make it to my ceremony as possible and can’t bare the idea that anyone would be there begrudgingly or have to leave early to get home for work the next day. In fact, we’ve gone for a bank holiday Sunday to allow people a day both before and after the wedding to travel, recuperate and generally fit our big day into their lives. Of course close family and friends will gladly give up a day in the office for your wedding if they can but what about those who really can’t, teachers for example? And what about those more distant friends and relatives who might not think it worth the effort?
Of course you could argue that anyone unwilling to take a day off work to celebrate with you isn’t worth inviting in the first place.
But what if your guests already have a handful of weekday weddings to fit into the office holiday schedule? What if they live far enough away to need to travel the day before and therefore take two days off work? What if you happen to coincide with your best friend’s company’s AGM or something unforeseen but ultimately unmissable?
In the end...
I decided that a weekday wedding presented more problems than it solved but I know many people who would vehemently disagree. Am I foolish to spend the extra for a weekend wedding? Or is a Saturday wedding ultimately the most sensible thing to do?