Ever heard the phrase time is money? Well, it couldn’t be more true than when it comes to planning your wedding! The average Maine couple spends $28,376 on their big day and knowing how time factors into your wedding day could save you hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars.
Time of Year – Like other industries, there is peak and off-peak season for weddings. The most popular time of year to marry in Maine is the summer and fall (July through October). Expect venues and vendors to be in high demand and prices to be higher. Consider getting married during the off-season (November-April), many venues and vendors offer steep discounts for off-season wedding services.
Time of Day – Believe it or not the time of your reception affects how much you will need to spend on food. Early morning weddings call for brunch; afternoon weddings call for a luncheon reception; mid-afternoon weddings require only cake and punch while early evening weddings only require Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails; and mid to late evening receptions call for full dinner service. So, the earlier in the day your reception is held means less food which means less money.
Day of the Week – Historically, Saturday was thought to be the unluckiest day to marry. Not anymore! Saturdays are now the most popular day of the week. Just like with time of year, expect venues and vendors to be charging premium prices and to be in high demand on Saturdays. Consider having your wedding on a Sunday or a Friday evening. I held my wedding on a Sunday and it saved me 20% on my venue costs!
When planning your wedding, remember timing is everything!
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