(Closed) Sunday Night Brides

posted 8 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We moved our timeline up to Sunday afternoon just to eliminate this concern.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My wedding is Sunday of Labor day weekend so I am not really concerned because a lot of people will have the next day off.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, so I’m exempt!

None of the vendors I chose had special pricing for Sundays, so I don’t know if I would have gotten anything cheaper.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We had our wedding on Sunday afternoon. The reception lasted from 1:30 – 5:30 and most people stayed around until about 6 (just after DH and I left). I know quite a few people went on afterwards to celebrate on our behalf so I’m fairly confident that if we had had an evening reception lots of people would have stayed.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

You know some vendors didn’t care that my wedding was a Sunday (cake, flowers) so no special prices there.

Our band would normally give a discount for a Sunday, but did not for us because it was a holiday weekend.

The highlight was that our caterer did give us their standard 10% discount and 100 person Sunday minimum! (Saturday nights at this venue have a 150 person minimum). So we saved $1500 in catering costs which is awesome!

My philosophy has always been that it doesn’t hurt to ask!

 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

I was not a Sunday bride but I have been to a few Sunday weddings.  As some of the others suggested I would have more of an afternoon reception if you are celebrating on a Sunday that is not a holiday weekend.  I know I personally wouldn’t stay late on a Sunday night.  I’m a party girl at weddings but I wouldn’t be able to function all week at work if I was up late partying on a Sunday.   Also, if you have any out of town guests having an afternoon reception will give them time to drive back home without having to get home super late at night. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

i am a sunday evening bride. ceremony begins at 4:00pm and reception starts at 5:30pm (two separate locations). we  are planning to serve dinner by 6:45 and end everything at 9:30, or 10:00 the latest.

most of my fiancee’s friends are out of town, some of them are not yet unemployed (we all graduated from MBA school this past May), so i know for sure that they’ll want to stay even after 10pm. the plan is that, if we are not too tired, we’ll go to after party with them.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m getting married on a Sunday, but it’s on July 3.  We are going to probably have 5pm ceremony, short and sweet.  Reception proably starting at 6pm (ceremony & reception at the same place).  Still got Sunday pricing from our venue, but don’t know about the rest yet.

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

i’m pretty much treating my sunday weddnig like a sat – maybe start an hour or so earlier.  anyone who will party will party anyways be it sunday or saturday and some have said they wouldnt care if they had to take monday off.  i wouldnt duck out earlier or anything if i had to go to a sunday wedding either, its one little day or slightly tired week of the year vs partying it up at a friends wedding and not holding back on having fun.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Mrs. Meowerson:

Another Sunday bride here.  I think it totally depends on who you guests are (I think close family will stay as late as you want them too, but that’s just my opinion) and where you’re holding the wedding.  In our case, all of our guests are out of town.  So despite it being in our current hometown of Chicago, all of our family and friends will be flying in from all over!  Our’s is more like a “wedding weekend” with several events leading up to the big day and the guests are all planning on making it a vacation…pretty much it’s a destination wedding for them. Plus, while FI and I are not religious, both of our families are Jewish and it’s completely normal to hold a Sunday evening wedding as you yourself stated.  I expect our reception to go until midnight or later, as no one is planning on flying out first thing Monday morning 🙂

I’ve been to plenty of Sunday night Jewish weddings, and they tend to go to midnight or later…so I wouldn’t worry too much if I were you.  Are most of your guests local?

 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Well the last Sunday night Jewish wedding I attended was outside of London.  I think most of those guests lived about 1.5-2 hours away.  There was definitely a pretty good crowd around until midnight.  After that, the family stuck around until 1am.  I think a lot of guests stayed in local hotels that night.  Why don’t you just poll a couple of your friends and family to get a feel for what everyone will do?  

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