Post # 1
The fiance and I are looking at a fall date, and locations. The locations we really love in Charleston are already booked for the rest of the year on Saturdays. Is a Sunday wedding a bad idea? It would be about 2 hours from both families, and a lot of our friends still live in Charleston, SC. Not to mention it will save us some money on the venue… So is it a terrible idea to get married on a Sunday (not a holiday weekend)
Post # 3
I think it’s totally fine. And, 2 hours isn’t far at all. The people that matter most will try their hardest to be there. Maybe just run the date by your immediate family and wedding party, and if they’re good to go, go for it. 🙂 Good luck!
Post # 4
I’m going to a Sunday wedding this spring and I didn’t think twice about it. You may lose some of the late night party vibe for people who would be going to work the next morning, but I’d rather go to a Sunday wedding than a Friday wedding. I say go for it!
Post # 5
I say no big deal, we are getting married on a friday for the cost purpose, and yes, some people will not come because of this, but the people you really care about will be there regardless, so its a good way to weed out people who are just going to be judgmental about things. I know a ton of people who have had sunday weddings, I start work at 630am and I would not be bothered by a sunday wedding, just dont make it a 7pm wedding and it should be fine, and if its something you are intrested in, lunch weddings are very cost efficient and guest will be able to go home early enough that it wont interfere with sleep, however if you want a dinner reception, have like 4pm ceremony!
Post # 6
we are doing a sunday wedding because the venue we really wanted was cheapest on a sunday, sooooo that’s what it boiled down to, i don’t care if people have to leave early, haha…. as long as they are there for the most important part, the ceremony, it’s all good
Post # 7
We did a Sunday wedding and had the reception end around 8PM. It definitely didn’t have the “party vibe” as one PP put it, but it worked for us and saved money as well! Plus we weren’t so tired when we had to get up for our flight the next morning 🙂
Post # 8
I’m having a Sunday wedding, our venue was half the price for a Sunday date so we went for it! Hopefully it’s not an issue!
Post # 9
I’m doing Sunday with ceremony at 11am, party over by 5pm. No one has voiced any objections or complaints, and I’m definitely still planning on a party atmosphere lol!
Post # 10
I would only do a Sunday wedding if you were planning to have an afternoon reception.
Post # 11
I’m having a Sunday wedding to save money. We are having our ceremony at 4pm and the reception will be from 5-9pm. I figured that’s early enough for people who have to work the next day. Also, for people who are traveling from out of town, I figured they would take Monday off. Even if we got married on a Saturday, they would have to take Friday off for travel.
Post # 12
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
One of my MOHs did a May Sunday evening (think ceremony was at 5pm) wedding. A good number of guests were out of town- she had a pre-wedding get together on Saturday, which we unfortunately missed. It’s only an issue if you’re planning on having any kids there- they’d have to leave early, if it’s an evening wedding. A lot of her guests took off work the next day- if you give people enough notice, it shouldn’t be a problem.
Post # 13
We are having a sunday afternoon wedding (2pm ceremony) so the reception will be over by about 8 or 9. I say go for it. 🙂
Post # 14
We’re having a Sunday wedding, and I’ve asked most of my guests if they mind, and they’ve said no. The majority of my guests are actually getting off work on Monday morning, so they won’t have to worry about leaving early, either. Most of my BMs are OOT, so they would have either had to take Friday off to go to the rehearsal dinner or take Monday off for a Sunday night wedding, so it didn’t seem to make a difference for them, anyway.
Post # 15
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
We got married on the Sunday of Columbus Day weekend. Since 75% of our guests were off that Monday, it didn’t make much of a difference for them. The guests who want to be there will be there no matter what. But guests who are on the edge may decide to decline because it is less convenient for them. Honestly, if convenience is the deciding factor, you probably are not close enough to them for it to be of much consequence to you.
Post # 16
I don’t think it’s problem if you plan it well. I went to a wedding on a Sunday last August where the bride planned it so poorly that dinner wasn’t served until after 9pm. 85% of their guests left around 10pm (before any dancing had started) because everyone had to work the next day. Also keep in mind the travel time for people driving home after. You don’t want people leaving your wedding before it’s over to get home at a reasonal hour.