Saturdays. Depending on the season, you may think of football or fun in the sun. At The Brownstone, Topeka’s premier event venue, our Saturdays are usually focused on one thing: weddings. And why not? Saturdays are beautiful, tried-and-true days for uniting two lovebirds. But as you begin planning your dream wedding day, a little-used day like Friday or Sunday is worth a second thought. Avoid the stress of extending your engagement just to snag a prime Saturday date while remaining confident that every detail is under control. Here are a few great reasons to think outside the box when it comes to your wedding day.

Save the date
Saturday weddings are de rigueur these days, but they’re the hardest to book as prime spots fill up fast. Even the most organized brides who plan months – or even years – in advance may have difficulty securing their dream venue. Choosing a Friday or Sunday wedding date means that you’ll be able to choose a time most convenient to you and your guests, as well as have your pick of additional vendors.

The dollar dance
It’s easy to bust your wedding-planning budget without even trying. Choosing a non-Saturday date is a perfect way to trim costs without sacrificing the details you’ve dreamed about. Most venues – including the Brownstone – offer reduced rates for Friday/Sunday events, but you still get all the red-carpet treatment. As a bonus, vendors also may offer lower rates for these days. Photography upgrade, anyone?

Make a (weekend) commitment
Only you and your fiancé know which day of the week caters best to you and your guests. Friday may be a great choice if you want the rest of the weekend to help out-of-town friends and family enjoy your city, and Sunday may be perfect if you want an extended rehearsal party, er, preparation. More days of the week, more customizable options!

Carry on the savings
Did you know Saturday is one of the cheapest days to fly? If you’re planning a honeymoon, getting married on a Friday leaves Saturday free and clear to take to the skies on your way to paradise. Tuesday is an even better money-saving option. Maybe you’ll decide to get married on Sunday, spend Monday packing (or opening gifts!) and leave for some much-needed relaxation on Tuesday. Either way, the savings is all yours.

Your time to shine
It’s your day, make sure you stand out! A Friday or Sunday wedding is unusual and unexpected, meaning you’ll stand out in your guests’ memories for years to come. No matter when or how you choose to get married, rest assured The Brownstone will leave no stone unturned in helping you tell your love story.