Have you heard the rhyme advising you on the best day to marry?
"Monday is for health,
Tuesday for wealth,
Wednesday best of all.
Thursday brings crosses,
Friday brings losses;
but Saturday, no luck at all."
So Saturday is one of the worst days to get married (if you believe in superstitions) yet it is the most popular. No doubt for convenience for our guests!
FH and I were never set on any particular day to get married on. We just knew we wanted to get married in July or August to guarantee our best chances of a non-rainy day in Vancouver. When we started throwing around budget numbers it became apparent that a Saturday wedding would be way out of reach. The minimum spends at most of the venues we were looking at were ridiculous. Our venue doesn’t even hold small weddings on Saturday nights in the summertime.
Instead we tossed around a Sunday evening wedding so we would have a wider choice of venues. The majority of our guests will be travelling to our wedding, so hopefully they won’t mind flying home on Monday instead of Sunday. Vancouver is a great city to explore, so if they fly in on Friday then they will have all day Saturday to do just that. I also have visions of trying to wrangle up interested wedding guests for a Saturday morning hike up the Grouse Grind if possible. The Grouse Grind is one of my favourite things to do, it is like Mother Nature’s Stairmaster – a 1.8 mi trail with a 2,800 ft elevation gain. Before we committed to a Sunday wedding I made sure that there would be several salons open so we’d have plenty of choices for getting our hair done the morning of the wedding. We were in luck! Everything else looked like it would fall into place easily.
Ultimately we will be able to have the kind of wedding we really want without having to make compromises due to inflated prices for Saturdays. We haven’t heard any negative feedback from family and friends on our choice either. The only thing is, the rhyme doesn’t say what happens if we get married on a Sunday!
What day of the week are you getting married on?