More and more couples in Britain are choosing to have their wedding on a weekday.
Figures from the Office for National Statistics for 2008 showed that 60% of couples in England and Wales marry on a Saturday.
Friday was in second place, accounting for almost a fifth of all weddings. Sunday (5.5%) was third.
Brides magazine executive retail editor Arabella Dupont says the main reason is cost, with mid-week events about a third cheaper.
Another reason is because better premises are available. The BBC reports many weekend venues book out a year or more in advance. But there can be savings of about 40% on weekdays in high season.
The Church of England is backing another trend. A small but growing number of couples are choosing to have their wedding reception at the back of the church after the marriage service.