(Closed) Sunday Brides?

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I have a Memorial Day Monday wedding, does that count? πŸ™‚

I’ve invited 70 people due to budget constraints, expecting the majority to show. For anyone who declines we have a B-list who could take their places. I’m still worried people will leave early though, we also have had people complaining about having to take the next day off.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Me!  Except it doesn’t really count because it’s the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend and most people will have off the next day.

Only one person complained that I was “ruining” her holiday weekend.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Oh, and we invited 215 and are hoping 175 attend.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Me!

The Sunday before Easter, next year.  Our guest list is at about 85-90, as of now. 

I took an informal poll, and most people would rather attend a Sunday wedding over Friday evening.  Saturday was toooo expensive at our venue and we didn’t want to have to meet the 175 guest minimum. 

I like the idea of a Sunday afternoon/early evening weddding; very romantic, sweet.  But that’s because I’m having one!  πŸ™‚

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

i’m having a sunday wedding! the cheapest day by far…and it’s 10-10-10 πŸ˜‰

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

My Canadian wedding!  We’re inviting about 90 and expect 80. Almost everyone is day long trip or plane trip out of town though, so most are making a week of it. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We are getting married on a Sunday too.  It shaved a good $8000 off of our venue’s catering minimum.  That’s a good chunk of change!  Plus, our families are Jewish and most Jewish weddings take place on Sunday, so while we don’t practice ourselves, our families won’t think anything of it πŸ™‚

We plan on inviting around 175 and hope for about 110-130 to show.  Our wedding is in Chicago, and we moved here one year ago so almost all of our guests are coming from out of town.  I am American, but my fiance is English/Swiss so we have a lot of guests coming from out of the country as well so we plan to treat it as a destination wedding when sending STDs and Invites out.

Glad to see there are more Sunday weddings out there!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Halloween wedding here. We are inviting 50, I don’t know how many people are actually coming (haven’t even sent out STDs yet, yikes!) but nobody has complained so far. I don’t think it has clicked for most people that Halloween=Sunday this year. Maybe when we get them out we will start hearing some grumbles. Although 80% of our guests will be very local, 10% are pond-hoppers that are taking tons of time off work anyway. I suspect most of my college friends from SF won’t be able to come or complain because of having to take Monday off. Tough cookies!

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Yup, having a Sunday wedding too! And with a lunch reception. Haven’t settled on the guest list, yet, but we’re aiming for 200 yeses.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i’m a sunday bride; the sunday before labor day (september 5, 2010).  we’re inviting 190 and hoping that about 150 come.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Why would your guests complain about having to take Monday off work?  Either they should shut their mouths and accept your invite, or shut their mouths and decline.  LOL

Besides, destination weddings double as a mini vacation for all the guests.  πŸ™‚

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We are getting married on a Sunday, also. We are inviting around 150, expecting 125 to show. Most of our extended families and some of the wedding party are coming from out of state, so I don’t think anyone will mind taking a Monday off of work. We got a great rate on the hotel- $89/night (with indoor pool!) and will be planning a brunch the day after.  

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Oh- and we got a 10% discount off of the per person rate for the reception. The venue is also more willing to work with us on pricing of extras because it is harder for them to book Sundays.

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