(Closed) Sunday Brides? Anyone but me?

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
372 posts
Helper bee

I’m a Sunday bride!  I had originally planned to be on a Saturday, but the cost savings at our venue were huge AND we got the venue to ourselves the entire day – vs. on a Saturday we had a choice of 12PM – 5PM or 7PM – midnight. 

So far It hasn’t been that much different than being on a Saturday.  Our ceremony will start at 4:30PM, cocktail hour will start at 5PM and run til around 5:30 – 5:45, then the reception (buffet) goes on til 9, though our venue has our departure planned for 8:30PM.  We have the space from 4PM – 9PM, and the ceremony and reception are both in the same historic house. 

I did find that we got some discounts from vendors – such as our photographer, not to mention we saved about 3K off our venue.  Most of our guests have been fine with it being a Sunday, with only one person declining b/c of it being a Sunday (and that only being b/c they planned a vacation the week before, despite my sending a save the date 8 months out).

For an officiant, I honestly googled and looked at everyone available on weddingwire, etc. and emailed them asking if they were free on our date.  Everyone was, and I met with two before falling in love with the second one and that is who we are going with.  She is a sweetheart! 


Post # 4
14 posts
  • Wedding: October 2010

Another Sunday Bride! I thought it was a little different for a destination wedding. At first I was a bit worried about it, but the 10-10-10 date was too good to pass up.

After we picked our date we found out that we would be saving on the wedding and reception site and are not locked in to paying the difference if we happen not to meet the mimimum on the block of rooms. Not the case if we had chosen Saturday! Plus it’s Columbus Day weekend so a lot of people have Monday off to travel home.

Our officiant is my uncle so we didn’t have a problem there. Maybe if your ceremony is in the afternoon (ours is 4:30 pm) you would be able to find someone that is available? Maybe all those festival goers will stick around for your special day! 

Post # 5
31 posts
  • Wedding: October 2010

Also a Sunday bride and for the same reason (10/10/10).  Our ceremony starts at 5:45pm at a chapel with the reception starting at 6:30pm.  Had no problem with finding an officiant!

Post # 6
191 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Me too! Go 10-10-10 girls πŸ™‚

Yeah, the date was king. But it will hopefully be a boon for other things as well. My brother in law is likely officiating, so no trouble there. We’re having a 5:00 PM ceremony with reception starting at 6:30 or so, I think. Sun sets at 6:21 that day.

Most of the important folk will take Monday off anyway, or have it off regardless, and our venue doesn’t allow people on-site past 10 so I’m not too worried about it being a terribly late night.

Post # 7
637 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m a sunday bride too…8/8/10. NOt actually much cheaper, I must say!

Post # 8
5985 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Sunday bride here! June 6,2010! yay! we are having a sunday wedding bc of our religion. so for us the perfect day for a wedding! πŸ˜€

did you know that it is said that saturday weddings are really bad luck. no wonder the large divorce rate! (kind funny but not really i guess :D)

pretty interesting…


Post # 9
937 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m a sunday Bride πŸ™‚ yay 10.10.10 πŸ™‚

Post # 10
950 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Also a Sunday bride…on purpose.  We’re actually having two weddings (mass on Friday, outdoor dream wedding on Sunday), so our friends and family are making a mini-vacay out of it.  It helps that we’re in LA & the Sunday outdoor wedding is at Disneyland Hotel – very vacation worthy spot. 

Things aren’t any cheaper for us (Disney doesn’t really change their prices), but we like that people are really setting aside the WHOLE weekend to join us.  And our officiant on Sunday is FI’s childhood friend, who’s getting certified specifically so he can officiate.  If that’s an option for you, I’d really recommend it – VERY personal & helps build your reationship w/ whomever you choose even more.

But we’re embracing Sunday – having an early ceremony, brunch food (omelette & waffle stations), garden setting, & forgoing dancing for an afternoon in the theme park (tix are our favors).  I think all that makes our wedding unique.

Post # 11
1269 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Sunday bride here too.  And we have saved $ all over the place.  Well that, and being off season.  We are starting the ceremony at 3pm so we have time to take pictures in the last bit of daylight and plan the reception to be over at 9pm.

Although I think the closest of friends would’ve stayed till all hours of the night, I think most will be appreciative they can be tucked in with plenty of time for sleep for the work day.  Our officiant is a close friend we will get ordained so no issues there. 

Post # 13
64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’m a Sunday bride!! We were looking at a Sat in May, but then found out that was during the high season at the resort we’re getting married at… So April it was and a Sunday date was cheaper, which we liked πŸ™‚ Turns out that bc we picked Sunday we also got a cheaper rate with our DJ! It’s really nice hearing all these other Sunday brides chime in πŸ™‚ Congrats Ladies!!

Post # 14
2781 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Sunday bride here too! And totally planned for it from the first second. FH works Mon – Sat and he wanted to invite all his department to the wedding so Sunday was the only choice! πŸ™‚ We’re having an early morning ceremony at 10:30 and then a cocktails and canapés reception from 1-5:30. Not loads cheaper but I’ve been finding a few deals here and there and having not a very traditional wedding helps.

Post # 15
873 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Here too! Our Canadian wedding is on a Sunday because of problems we were having with coordinating flights.  We didn’t save that much (50% on the venue, but it wasn’t as big of a savings as some of you) – but we weren’t going to have a dance, so I think that people are usually happier sans dance if it’s a Sunday. We are starting our ceremony at 3, having lawn games for about 2 hours, and then having a reception from about 630-9.  Then, people who need to commute home can leave, and those staying over can stay for what I hope will turn into a small jam session.

Post # 16
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

we’re on sunday! we’re jewish so we can’t get married on shabbat, it’s either very late after sundown on sat. or sunday. no problem finding an officiant because it’s normal for us jews to have it on a sunday. we’re having our ceremony at 4:30, both because it’s on purim and our rabbi needs to get back to temple, and we wanted a big gap between the ceremony and dinner because it’s a private ceremony and we didn’t want crashers. we didn’t have anything cheaper, but it’s a small venue and a lot of things are diy. i think a lot of guests declined because of the day, that and because my family was pissed that they weren’t invited to our ceremony. oh well.

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