(Closed) Night Time Wedding

posted 8 years ago in Jewish
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I wasnt invited but a friend of mine had a very small intimate evening wedding. I’ve seen pictures and its just breathtaking. It was more of a romantic quite affair then a crazy ruckus but from the pictures it was just breathtaking. They married outside with tons of candles around and only about 30 people there. Then they had a dinner under the stars. I was totally jealous I didn’t get to go!! It also made me wish I was doing it!

 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m having a pretty late wedding (ceremony will start around 7pm). But it’s on a Friday, not a Sunday. So far, we have had a few people decline due to it being a Friday, but not many.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think that if people come they will have to stay and take Monday off from work because I wouldn’t drive back home after an evening wedding if it was 2 hours away. Is a Saturday wedding not a possibility?

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Do a Sunday on a holiday weekend, like Memorial Day or Labor Day, that way everyone is already off on Monday.  That’s what we did!

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

we had ours on a sunday and a lot of people didn’t come from oot b/c of it. we’ve been to a few that were late on sat, but they do a cocktail hour before the wedding.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My wedding is on a sunday night. 

Most of my guests are from out of town. My main mantra (lets call it that) was…if the people can come, they will come, if they cant, then they just cant.

The people that want to be there will be there, they people who can’t…well just wont. 

It makes it easier on the budget and then you rule out all the the people that you arent sure if are coming. 

You keep it intimate with a sunday esp if it’s a destination-y type of wedding! 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I had originally wanted an evening/sunset/night wedding, but we’re going with just before sundown, I think, for the ceremony.  There should be some nice colors to the sky and the reception/party is after.  (it’s gonna be a 15 min. ceremony, lol).  I should be able to get some really gorgeous pictures.  I hope. 

Our’s is also on a Saturday, since it’s during the school year. 

the best thing to do is send out the RSVP’s and just wait.  If they truly want to come, they will, otherwise, don’t worry about it. 

Sunday weddings are typically cheaper because it’s an “off” day, though evenings are typically more expensive.  go figure.  Also, a lot of people LOVE an excuse for a 3-day weekend, especially those who work 😉 

personally, if that’s what you truly want, go for it.  just don’t be surprised or offended is some leave early due to having to work the next day. 🙂 but… that could be said for EVERY day of the week!!!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

My first wedding was on a Sunday morning.  I kind of figured that with Friday night and Saturday being out, I should do it early enough on Sunday that people could still get home afterward.

For my second wedding, we had to have it out of town.  (We are a same-sex couple, and at the time, none of our local jurisdictions had legal same-sex marriage.)  Our ceremony was at noon, and we had a luncheon reception.  However, in the spirit of making lemonade if life hands you lemons, we took the opportunity to have an evening at-home reception with live music, dancing, and a DIY fauxtobooth.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@Mrs. Meowerson:  Oh, we’re definitely celebrating that!  Along with gay marriage at least now being recognized (although not performed) in our home state of Maryland.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ve always gone to Sunday/holiday weekend Jewish weddings, but another option that one friend did was to have a Saturday evening wedding in late November. Sunset is very early in the winter – she may have started the ceremony a little later to give her rabbi time to travel after sunset, but I don’t remember the timeline being very different than any other wedding.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Another vote for having your Sunday wedding on a holiday weekend – that is what we are doing!

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