Show Some Love for the Sunday Bride!

posted 3 years ago in Beehive
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

We got married on a Sunday 🙂 I’m not sure if it counts though because it was the Sunday of a long weekend so everyone was off work the next day.

Our reasoning for chosing that Sunday was the cost… we originally had decided on Saturday of the same weekend and it was the venue coordinator that mentioned that it would cost 50% less if we did it on Sunday instead. With it being a long weekend it was really a no-brainer for us.

Your plans sound great!

Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I booked a Sunday wedding too. The ceremony will start at 3 and the reception will start at 6. Booking it on a Sunday has really helped cut costs. I’m getting married during the summer and I am a teacher so it works well for me 😉

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

My daughters are both Sunday brides – but both on 3-day, holiday weekends. The 1st saved about $50 per person, but primarily chose the date because the dream venue was booked solid. The 2nd one isn’t getting a discount – an in-state resort area, but the venue is unique and available, and is usually only open for events on holidays. I was a Friday evening bride, 36 years ago. I know it prevented some people from coming, as they wouldn’t/couldn’t take off work.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

bonbonsparklesMD:  Mine will end at 11… I am a little worried that people will be inconvenienced by such a late reception. However, I think people wont mind staying out late during the summer.

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

We had a Sunday wedding. It was perfect and we saved a TON on our venue!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

bonbonsparklesMD:  We got married on sunday (memorial day weekend) and we did not have a single person not show up because it was sunday.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Valparaiso, IN

I got married on a Sunday. My husband and I wanted to put a huge emphasis on worshipping God during our ceremony. So having our ceremony on Sunday made sense to us. Our ceremony was at 4:30. The reception started around 6. And my husband and I left at 8. We figured that most families that would be coming would be having their big meal after Sunday morning church service. So we felt okay with just doing a hors devours and cake reception. We also didn’t have any dancing. Minus my husband and my first dance and the father daughter dance. It’s not that we couldn’t. But our group isn’t huge into dancing. We did cake cutting, the two dances, bouquet and garter toss, mingled with our guests and that was about it. We wanted more emphasis on the ceremony anyway. Haha

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Our wedding is on a Sunday too! We’re having a short engagement, so it was a struggle to find a venue that still had an opening in early summer. And when we saw what the price difference between that and a Saturday, we were more than okay with that decision!

I was a little worried about timing on the day of, since we have to be out of the venue (packed up and all) by 11 pm, as opposed to 1am on a Friday or Saturday. But I’m actually glad that it’ll be done a little sooner- makes for a more relaxing evening, and I’ll actually be awake for brunch the next morning!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

bonbonsparklesMD:  Sunday bride here!!!!

We always knew we would get married on a Sunday- we are having a Jewish ceremony, and Jewish ceremonies are not allowed on Shabbat (the Sabbath, Friday at sundown until Saturday at  sundown- if we did Saturday, the cermony would have to start at like 8:00 at night in August!) It’s because it is a day of rest and considered a holiday (yes, every week) and out of respect to the holy day we hold other holy events on other days of the week. 

We were thrilled about it as well because there was a discount on the restaurant and the resort is completely flexible. They basically booked our wedding for the whole day and we can do whatever we want with the venue as soon as morning brunch is over at 1. On Saturdays, weddings are booked one after another and everyone is on a strict schedule. On Sunday, we’re the only wedding!

Our ceremony is at 4 and will flow right into the reception until 10. If our guests are still loving it, we can always extend the party too (my parents are paying for the reception and extended my sister’s bat mitzvah at the last minute a couple years ago)

I am totally loving this Sunday love 🙂

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

bonbonsparklesMD:  I’m going to be attending a Sunday wedding this summer. I think it’s great! It should be a fun and relaxed affair. I hope the couple did as well with the deals as you! 50% savings per guest? Win.

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