Deep-seated customs and solemn ritual can often mask the importance of a couple making the most of their wedding day, with the centre of concern often revolving around the date.
For Sasiwan Ryan and Brett Ward, the unavailability of their desired venue for the ever-so-coveted Saturday ceremony posed a question - one which strays far from the enduring traditions of nuptials.
But with the couple’s sights set on tying the knot at the Euroa Butter Factory, the choice became simple.
“One reason we wanted the Euroa Butter Factory is because they didn’t have a minimum requirement for guests,” Sasiwan said.
“We only wanted 30 or 40 people, and lots of venues had minimum amount of 50 people to be able to book it.
“They had no Saturday dates available in March, and when they said they had a Wednesday free we took it.”
With meticulous amounts of planning, searching and booking required to secure desired vendors when organising the time-honoured weekend pledge, Sasiwan and Brett found everything fairly straightforward when securing her chosen necessities due to availability.
“We got the venue at half price, and a lot of the other vendors were willing to negotiate for a cheaper price,” she said.
“I met our celebrant at a wedding expo, she moves all around Victoria and is busy on most weekends, so it was good when she said she was free during the week.”
And while mid-week matrimonies do present a number of challenges, that didn’t deter the couple from celebrating the momentous occasion in style.
“People had to work during the week, so there were a few who weren’t able to attend,” she said.
“One other disadvantage was that the venue was a bit more focused on the weekend wedding that was a few days before ours, so there was a little bit of mix up with the communication.”
“Other than that, it was a fairly smooth process; I had a lot of time to organise and arrange things.
The availability and monetary aspects proved to be a winner for Shepparton couple, who endorse the benefits of taking to the altar for a weekday wedding
“If you are wanting to go a bit cheaper than a traditional weekend wedding then I would definitely recommend it.”
See more photos from Sasiwan and Brett's wedding day over on our Instagram.
Wedding date: Wednesday, March 6 2019
Ceremony and reception: Euroa Butter Factory, Euroa
Photographer: Alicia Flegeltaub Photography
Celebrant: Jane Austin Wedding Celebrant
Flowers and hair: The Wedding Stylist Melbourne
Bride's dress: Q’nique Hazel
Make-up: Makeup by Evelin, Shepparton
Rings: Angus and Coote, Bendigo