Peter Crouch is no stranger to starting trends. Remember the 'Robot' victory dance during World Cup 2006? His beautiful wife Abbey was part of the clan of women that earned the nickname 'WAGs' during that World Cup tournament also. So perhaps, as a newlywed power couple, they may start a trend for mid week wedding. They tied the knot on Thursday 30th June in Leicestershire.
Although far from common, weekday weddings are not unheard of. In the Republic of Ireland, it is extremely rare for couples to marry on weekends with many priests refusing to perform ceremonies especially on Sundays. Royals have been marrying on weekdays for years. Princes Charles and Andrew both married on Wednesdays whilst the Queen got hitched on a Thursday. Fridays are becoming more and more popular as wedding days because they mean a long weekend and plenty more time for partying and celebration. This trend was typified by this year's royal wedding.
Even the Queen of Cool herself, Kate Moss, did it.
There are many advantages to marrying mid-week. Cost is undoubtedly the first. Suppliers expect to busier at weekends, potentially needing extra staff, and they will charge accordingly. Availability is also another key factor. You're far more likely to have your choice of venues, say, on a Wednesday than on a Saturday. And because you're giving venues business they wouldn't otherwise have, they're far more likely to cut you a deal.
The main drawback is that not all of your friends and family may be able to join you on your big day. It can be hard for some people, especially teachers and shift workers, to get the time off work. The best way to get as many people as possible there is to give them as much notice as possible. Normally, you should expect to send your invitations out 6 weeks before the big event. With a mid week wedding, you should double this to around 12 weeks. If you know for sure that some important people, e.g. close friends, relatives, siblings etc, are not going to be able to make it, consider hiring a videographer to capture the day and show them later.
P.S: Love her or loathe her, there is no way of getting around the fact that Abbey Crouch nee Clancey looked absolutely smokin' hot on her wedding day! Congratulations to the happy couple.