Post # 1
so i’m pretty in love with the date 10/12/14 (october 12, 2014). it has a lovely ring to it. however, it happens to be a sunday. which my FMIL isn’t happy with. however, it’s also columbus day weekend, which means that people would probably be able to have the monday off.
however, i don’t want to inconvenience people. because i can see the complaints now.
do i pull the “i’m the bride, he’s the groom, we like this date. if you love us, you’ll be there” card? and keep the 10/12/14 date and make it official? or do i cave into pressure and do the saturday to make other people happy?
what would you do? what do you prefer? do you have any pros and cons to sunday weddings? help please!
Post # 3
Pros = cheaper, you love the date, it’s your choice, its on a holiday weekend (but not one people expect to be visiting family on)
Cons = you need to hold it earlier in the day or people will complain. If you’re cool having a morning/afternoon wedding, you should be fine
I say go for it. I usually way prefer Sunday weddings to Friday ones because I don’t have to miss work (even better on a holiday weekend!)
Post # 4
My company is pretty generous with holidays and we don’t get Columbus day off. I think this depends on your circle, our circle is big drinkers so Sunday would never work for us.
Post # 5
we chose sunday… just dont expect to party till 3 AM… I think it’s totally acceptable and so far in advanced! Sunday weddings give you all day saturday to prepare vs taking friday off of work-if thats an issue for you…vendors seem to be more flexible with lower rates…
Post # 6
I’m getting married on a Sunday. At first people complained but once I told them that the Monday is a holiday (Canadian Thanksgiving) it eased things a bit. I wouldn’t change it if I could. The date was significant for us. People that are traveling are actually happy it’s a Sunday. That way they don’t have to rush after work Friday to travel to make it for a Saturday wedding.
One thing to keep in mind – make sure the vendors you select work on Sundays. I had a trouble finding a hairdresser that would accomodate my wedding party on a Sunday. Finally I did, but it took a lot of calls.
Whatever date you end up choosing, do it for yourself. There will always be someone who will complain about something.
Post # 7
I think you should go with whatever day you love but I know from experience alot of ppl wont stay really late on a sunday 🙁 (thats the only downfall I had with mine)
Post # 8
I’m getting married the Sunday of Columbus Day weekend as well. My area most places are closed that Monday and also most of the key people I wanted to be there are off that Monday too so there isn’t a problem. We have to end the reception by 10 because everyone has to be off the property by 11. So even if it was a Saturday we couldn’t pull a all nighter any way.
We are going to the club for an after party for those who still want to party after 10. I say stick with the Sunday.
Post # 9
We got married on a Sunday at 6pm :)….. no one said anything…we had a few guests take that monday off. We had the venue till 11pm and our close friends (about 15 of them) partied with us till 4:30 am at our hotel suite.
Post # 10
We got married on a Sunday at 3pm and most of the guests were gone by 6pm. We were ok with this being as it was a pretty simple reception with no dancing or anything, but it’s something to keep in mind. I also had a difficult time finding someone to do my hair/makeup that day, and a lot of vendors seemed to charge extra fees to open up on Sunday for just you (like some florists I spoke with). If you’re ok with this, then I say go for it because it is your day!
Post # 11
The people that MATTER will be there.
Another pro…not having to feed those “courtesy invites” who don’t truly matter…..
Post # 12
Do Saturday. I went to a Sunday waiting and hated that i couldnt enjoy myself and drink, work the next day 🙁
Plus you should get married on a day to CELEBRATE with everyone….have a good time. Don’t focus too much on date.
Post # 13
I think go for it.
PPs have mentioned people not being able to stay late but I see this as a bonus. After all, it is your wedding night 😉
Post # 14
Our wedding is July 1st a Sunday before a strange holiday “weekend” since 4th of July is a Wednesday. We’ve had no complaints and a good half of our guests are flying in from the East coast. Go with your date if that’s what you want. Just don’t be too disappointed if some guests call it an early night
Post # 15
I think you should do Sunday. I also caught flack for having a Friday wedding…but my planner dropped the ball on booking early enough to ensure we got a Saturday wedding and we were’t willing to delay our wedding a month….so we went with a Friday…and I at first I fretted a bit about it, because where my wedding takes place lots of people work half day on Saturday, so some people will probalby leave early or some people might skip the ceremony and go to the reception….but all in all people will find a way to be there on your special day so long as you give them plenty of notice. =)
Post # 16
Go for it! There are so many pros to cons.