(Closed) Sunday Evening Wedding

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

If it’s someone I was really close to I wouldn’t care when they were holding it. I have to say Sunday is WAY better than Friday in my opinion, at least I don’t have to tkae the day off work. As long as you guys are sure you can get done early enough (and to me 9:30 should be fine) I don’t see the problem? Is that what your concern is?

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

I think the biggest problem will be people having to work the next day. People in your wedding, and your immediate family might take that Monday off, but not everyone will be able to do so. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

It would totally depend on how close I was to this person. For a family member or good friend, no problem. For a distant relative or a friend I didn’t see all that often, or someone I didn’t know well at all, there’s a chance I wouldn’t attend. Sunday is definitely my “me” day. I usually have to work a bit on Saturdays and run errands, etc. Sunday is always my one day of relaxation a week, so yeah … it would depend 🙂

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m having a Sunday evening, non-holiday wedding in about 2 weeks!  90% of our guest list had to travel.  The locals are almost all taking Monday off.  A few people will have to leave early because of work.  Not a single person has complained that it’s on a Sunday night.  Our timeline is basically the same as yours but actually going 4:30pm-10pm.  It saved us $3000 dollars going Sunday instead of Saturday. 

So obviously, I say go for it!! 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m doing a Sunday wedding, non-holiday, in August from 4:30-10. So far it hasn’t impacted anyone’s decision to come or not, at least of the people I know of. All my family is coming and the vast majority are travelling, so they will definately be taking Monday off.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m in a wedding that’s on a Sunday night.  ceremony at 5pm and reception following and going until 2am.  half the guest list is from out of the town (300 people total).  From what I understand most people are taking Monday off, (even the locals).  No one has really complained.  People just made arrangements to have the day off on Monday.  a wedding is a very special occasion and it’s not like this sort of thing happens every weekend.  I think most people are fine taking one day off.  So i say go for it.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

For Sunday weddings, I generally prefer daytime in case it is hard/impossible to get Monday off. Recently, we had to leave a friend’s Sunday PM wedding early (about 2 hr drive away) because we had to work Monday and couldn’t get home super late. BUT, I also think that it is not a huge problem to go with the schedule you posted. People who are close to you will find a way to make it work and will be happy to celebrate with you no matter what time it is 🙂 

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m a Sunday August bride and no complaints.  People who are most important to you will be there and will take the time off to stay all night.  Some people will plan to leave early if you go past 930 so that they can make it to work the next day.  My fiance and I have pretty flexible jobs and most of our invited friends do as well (I’m a nurse) so adjusting their schedules wasn’t a problem.  Our reception will go from about 6-11

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Ours will be a Sunday evening wedding but it’s also the day before a Federal holiday where 99.9% of people will either not have work or school the next day so it’s sort of like a Saturday with a Sunday price tag. If a lot of your guests are from out of town you might want to look at another day/date – it’s harder on your guests (and you may not get everyone you want to come) when they have to work or go to school the next day and they are from OOT (if they are mostly in town that’s different).

Bella

Post # 13
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Helper bee

I think your concern about people leaving early is valid.  I went to a wedding on a Sunday evening before a holiday (Memorial Day) and even then a noticeable amount of people left soon after dinner. Undecided

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

People leaving early is definitely valid, but what we are hearing from our guests is that those closest to us – ALL of our friends, my mom, brother, etc. are taking Monday off to maximize the wedding night celebration.  Yes, I suspect that my parent’s friends and some of my aunts might leave a little early, but the people I want to party with most will be there til the end. 

And, really, they will all be there for the ceremony and that’s the most important part.  As long as they are there to witness and support our vows, well, then it’s their fault if they miss out on our delicious cake! 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Glad to know that people will still show up to a Sunday wedding! I have always wanted a Sunday but have been back and forth for these reasons. Weve finally settled on June 5, 2011 hopefully people will still be up to party!

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My wedding will be on a Sunday evening and no one has complained (that I know of). It’s at a restaurant, and we plan on having dinner done and cake served by 7:30 pm, which is when the restaurant’s entertainment starts. I figure that if people need/want to leave early, all they are missing is the entertainment.

Your reception going until 9:30 isn’t that late- some people may leave early, but the same people probably would have left early whether it was on a Saturday or SUnday- they probably just go to bed early.

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