5 Reasons Why a Weekday Wedding Might be for You!

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

 

I’ve always been a huge Princess Diana fan, and have a distinct recollection that I was glued to the television for her royal wedding to Charles on a Wednesday. “Why Wednesday?”, I remember questioning, and was told, because that’s traditionally the day to be wed! I thought about that recently, and set about doing a little research, and sure enough, in olden times weddings were always held during the week, with Wednesday being the most popular day to be wed. As this old folk rhyme states, Wednesday was the best day of all! For convenience of guests and to accommodate travel, weddings eventually got pushed to the weekends, with Saturday becoming the most popular day. But if 2020 and the recent pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that to pivot and try doing things a whole new way can sometimes land great results! {Hello outdoor dining!} With wedding postponements and reschedules from 2020 still trying to work themselves out, Saturday nights can get a little scarce. But if you’re willing to think outside the box and do things a little differently, a weekday wedding might just be for you. And there are some pretty big pluses to doing so!

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1. Easier on the budget

First, and foremost, a weekday wedding can be easier on your overall budget.  If you’re looking for a way to have a wedding with all the trimmings, but still not break the bank, consider a weekday, or even a Sunday! Many vendors are willing and able to offer better pricing options for dates that are off-peak. Venues, in particular, which tend to be the largest wedding expense, sometimes offer deep discounts for dates that are not Saturday. It’s worth asking and keeping an open mind. There may even be money left over to add a few splurge items that you didn’t think were possible!

New Orleans Wedding Details2. Your dream venue will be more likely to be available

We look at our booking calendar as our inventory, and we have a finite supply of only 52 Saturday nights available in any given year. In New Orleans, we tend to take out months for unbearable heat and the possibility of hurricanes {I’m looking at you, July and August} and tend to book events when the weather is cooler, and more tolerable. Therefore New Orleans event season gets compressed into the spring and fall and venues fill up fast. Opening yourself up to a weekday wedding adds a lot more available days back into the mix. Thus, if you have your heart set on a particular venue, the likelihood that it will be available on a weekday becomes much greater.

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3. Your dream team could also be there for you

Just like for your venue, the same concept of limited inventory applies to every vendor you are considering! So considering a weekday celebration makes assembling your dream team much more do-able! Just like your F.R.I.E.N.D.S, your dream team could be there for you.

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4. New Orleans is an amazing destination – enjoy the whole week!

I know what you’re thinking … “But if I have my wedding on a weekday, won’t that impact people’s work schedule?” Consider that New Orleans is one of the most sought after vacation destinations in the U.S. If you choose New Orleans for your wedding, particularly a destination wedding, you will not have trouble convincing people to take time off work to attend. We have experienced this with our own wedding (nearly 100% of our 350 invitees attended), and we’ve seen it with our client destination weddings. Your guests will love coming to New Orleans for your wedding, and will stay extra days to enjoy the city either before, or after the wedding,  no matter which day its on.

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5. More intimate group of attendees

But do be considerate of others’ work schedules.  If you are considering a weekday wedding, it is important to let the folks that are going to make your guest list know well in advance. Send out those Save-the-Dates early so that the 9 to 5’ers on your guest list can plan ahead. Just remember that if not everyone in your life can take off work to attend a weekday wedding, the resulting guest list will be your most intimate group of family and friends. And in the end, isn’t that what matters most?

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Oh, and just for the record, a really cool anniversary date is coming up next year, so here’s a head’s up! February 2, or 2.2.22 is a Wednesday … be the first to snag it! Inquire about this date, or any wedding date by filling in the form below!

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When Family is a Four-Legged Word!

Families come in all shapes and sizes, and not all families look the same. Sometimes the family story starts out “when a mommy and daddy love each other,” but quite often family happens when someone makes a choice to open their heart and their home to care for and nurture another life. And quite very often, that other life has fur and four legs! Meet Eloise and Oxford, the gorgeous Chesapeake Bay Retriever furbabies of proud dad, Brian. We spent the afternoon getting to know them in beautiful Audubon Park in New Orleans, and captured the wonderful, doting relationship of this rather photogenic family. The love is super big here, and we’re not sure in which direction the love flows the greatest with this trio! We often joke that Marianne “speaks dog,” as she has a few tricks up her sleeve for getting your pup’s attention. But Eloise and Oxford were so well behaved they kind of made her look like a regular Dr. Dolittle!

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Want to find out how to get a furbaby family session of your own?  Just fill in the contact form below and we’ll send you the scoop on how to get started!!

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Epic Celebration at the Kenner Pavillion // Tanya + Christy, Married

The last year has been tough. COVID has caused so many postponements, cancellations and so much social isolation. So when a beautiful celebration of love can finally happen, with a family so full of love and emotion, the joy just takes over and the party becomes, well, epic! We had a blast with Tanya + Christy as they finally got to celebrate their marriage vows put on hold last year. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house as Tanya entered and walked down the aisle of the pavillion toward Christy.  After exchanging beautiful heartfelt vows, the real joy began as these two fun loving ladies kicked the party into high gear. The band Epic was in the house doing everything they could to make sure the party lived up to their name!  Congratulations again to Tanya + Christy on merging your lives, your families and your epic love for life!  Our wish for you two is for many, many years of continued love and happiness.

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Vendor Love:
Ceremony & Reception: Kenner Pavillion
Hair:  Tanya – Salon Kay Roy; Christy – Mandy Helmers
Makeup:  Tanya – Chris Carter
Tanya’s Dress Designer: Allure Couture
Dress purchased from: Pearl’s Place
Christy’s Outfit:  Banana Republic
Cakes: Cakes by LeighAnn
Florist: Sam’s Floral
Music: The Band Epic

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Spring Wedding at St. Stephen’s Church, Metairie Country Club // Amelie + Chris Married

Once upon a time, a long time ago, there were a certain pair of three year olds that became quite enamored with one another at The Little Red Schoolhouse.  Fast forward 27 years, and they finally became husband and wife in a beautiful April ceremony! This union has been a long time in the making, but oh so worth the wait. Amelie was stunning as she walked down the aisle in her gown by Ti Adora to meet Chris on the altar of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church. Making the occasion even more special, the mass was celebrated by Fr. McGinn, the former president of Jesuit, the groom’s alma mater. The wedding party then dashed off to Metairie Country Club for a night of revelry that will not be soon forgotten! Congratulations to Amelie and Chris, and wishing you many, many years of happiness!

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Vendor Love:
Wedding Planner: Uncommon Camellia, Natalie Atkinson
Ceremony: St. Stephen’s Catholic Church
Reception Venue: Metairie Country Club
Hair: Beth Washington
Makeup: Tisa, Tisa Beauty Bar
Bride’s Dress Designer: Ti Adora
Bride’s Dress purchased from: Wedding Belles
Bride’s Cake: La Louisiane Bakery
Groom’s Cake: Sweet Life Bakery
Florist: Bee’s Wedding and Event Designs
Music: Louisiana Spice Band
Transportation: American Luxury Limousines
Videography: Studio Vieux Carre

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