Post # 1
Looking at November 2014 so our guests will have plenty of notice.
Venue hire is £500/$760 cheaper on a Sunday.
Most guests aren’t big drinkers. We are inviting around 75 guests.
The majority of our guests live about 1-2 hours away.
Ceremony will be around 2 pm either day with the formal parts of the day over by 7 pm. As long as everyone is there until then I am happy.
We should pick a Saturday, shouldn’t we? It’s just that a Sunday wedding would reduce our budget by about 5%…
Post # 3
I suggest you read this previous thread first just so you know what kind of resposnes to expect:
I voted either is fine. If it’s in the budget to do a Saturday, most guests would prefer this. It was NOT in our budget to do Saturday, so we are doing Sunday. Your wedding would be early enough on Sunday that you won’t have to worry about guests leaving early
Post # 4
@GeorgiaBride5: Thanks – I’ll have a look! I realise $760 isn’t that much of a saving but FI and I are quite frugal people and worried about spending so much money on one day. Looking at ways of reducing the cost. If the saving was more significant we would have no qualms in choosing a Sunday…
Post # 5
@lunalyra: Agreed. That’s not enough to warrant the Sunday. Our savings was in the ballpark of $7000, so no brainer here. 🙂
Post # 6
@GeorgiaBride5: Yes, that’s definitely worth it! I think we will just have to see what dates are available when we view the venue on Friday – decision might be out of our hands!
Post # 7
@lunalyra: I chose a Sunday and loved it. It does depend on your guests though with what time they leave. Some people did leave early; 1 couple because they had huge jet lag, 1 other couple because he was starting a new job on the Monday. I know for the latter if I had done a Saturday they would’ve stayed later as they would stayed over that night rather than staying the night before like they did. Having said that it meant I was able to catch up with them properly as they came to the rehearsal dinner.
Just go with your gut instinct, that’s the best advice I can give.