Post # 1
Ok so I found my dream venue… its had drinks and food and location and tables and table clothes flat wear midnight snack … no cake cutting fee
its great … so now its just Sat its 14k and Sun its 9… they are open till 2am … do you think its worth 5k to have the Sat night?
I am gonna love it either day I am sure though I know more ppl will stay later on sat and prob like to have the day to recover so really I need to know if I am being a brat wanting Sat for that much more money… i mean i want it so people can enjoy them selfs not worry about needing to be up early
No one will be upset with sunday right?… I mean is it right to want the saturday so people can let go and know they get to sleep in or is it being out of control wanting the perfect day of the week too, when I already can have the perfect place so the day shouldn’t matter?
No one will really mind sunday right? Should I just let the others planning with me pick the day and not worry about it.
Post # 3
I don’t think anyone will mind, but it depends on your guest list. If they’re mostly middle aged folks, you might have a lot of early leavers. I can’t imagine my friends in their early 20s calling it a night after dinner just because they have to work the next day!
Also, if your guests are OOT, it’s cheaper to fly Saturday-Monday than it is to fly Friday-Sunday.
I’d say just go for it. It’s not a huge difference, and people who want to be there will still be there.
Post # 4
I honestly wouldn’t stay that late on a Sunday evening. I have 3 children I would have to go home to and prepare for school the next day, not to mention DH and I would have to get up at 7am and work but you know your guests. Have you thought about having it at an earlier time on Sunday?
Post # 5
@Kissed_by_lightning: I couldn’t vote because I don’t agree with any of those options. I would definitely NOT have a Sunday night wedding (unless the next day is a national holiday and everyone is off of work). Either do it Saturday and your preferred venue and pay that high cost or do it Sunday earlier in the day.
Post # 6
From a Sunday bride, I had the same thoughts. We originally got pricing for Saturday, and it was over budget. So they asked if would entertain a Friday or Sunday wedding. We chose Sunday and it ended up being half as much. Also note, other vendors give Sunday discounts too. Our DJ was $200 off for a Sunday over a Saturday. It was totally worth the savings to us. Also because it’s a Sunday, there is only one wedding that day (there potentially could be two on Saturday), ours, so we got to pick the exact times we wanted to start and end. We are ending a little early at 10 pm so people can get home at a decent hour. Our OOT guests were gonig to have to take a day off work either way (Friday vs Monday) so we are not getting any negative feedback on the day. I’ve noticed Sunday is becoming more popular, the next best to Saturday.
Post # 7
I think a Sunday night wedding is a bad idea, but I also think a $5,000 price difference is absolutely CRAZY. I don’t know what to vote.
Post # 8
what about the friday? is there a difference there? i ended up having to do it friday and it ended up being beautiful and the saturday was raininy. so some times it works out.
if i was going to a wedding on sunday i would prefer to go earlier than later. cuz then if i do have a few to many i will have plenty of time to go home and sleep.
Post # 9
I voted to stick with Saturday, or would it be possible to do a Friday wedding? I would rather attend a Friday wedding rather than a Sunday wedding.
Post # 10
If you don’t mind people leaving early the Sunday is probably fine. I don’t think too many people are going to have a crazy party when they have to work the next day.
Post # 11
I would have it earlier on a Sunday.
Post # 12
@Kissed_by_lightning: If a Sunday wedding is what you can afford, then that’s what you need to do. You will just have to be prepared that some guests won’t attend because of it (unless you have a very understanding social circle). FI and I don’t do anything on Sundays – it’s family day. When I work the next day, I am not going to an event. I would never advocate going into debt for a wedding though, so if that’s what you need to do to make it work, then do it.
Post # 13
While we really wanted a Sat wedding, like you, the price difference was so drastic that we did a Sunday. Most of our guests were flying in from OOT, and were all invited to attend the RD, which meant 1 day off from work if the wedding were to be on a Sat (RD on Fri.) So instead most of our guests flew in on Sat, wedding sunday, and day off on Monday. So in both cases, only had to take 1 day off from work.
While we did have people leave early bc it was a Sunday, we were overall happy with the decision.
Post # 14
@gelaine22: Agreed! Have it earlier! @Kissed_by_lightning: You could have a brunch wedding 🙂
Post # 15
@Kissed_by_lightning: I think it depends on your guests. Are many travelling? Sunday wedding can be daunting for out of town guests – they need to go back and work Monday. If you don’t have out of town guests, I think it’s a great idea. I had this issue as well but we have too many out of town guests.
Post # 16
I’m getting married on a Sunday (it’s a long weekend so not really the same type of situation) and it’s crazy how much I’m saving on some things. Our reception venue alone was a 50% saving compared to Friday/Saturday.
As a guest, I would definitely attend a Sunday wedding, I would just probably drink a little less (saves money too!) and not stay as long, but I wouldn’t not go. Since your wedding is in August, if your date is correct at the top, then it would be even better because it’ll stay light out later.