(Closed) Sunday Wedding?

posted 4 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@MI_Cerulean:  I’ve been to 2 Sunday weddings (one on a holiday weekend and one normal weekend). As long as it is not on a holiday weekend, it is fine! What you might consider is a noon wedding with a Sunday brunch reception. That will save you a ton of money and it is more Sunday than a nighttime shindig.

Post # 4
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Honey bee

@MI_Cerulean:  Saving money is always great, but also keep your expectations within reason. I have been to a few Sunday weddings and the vibe is different from a Saturday or Friday night wedding (which isn’t necessarily bad, it’s just different). 

If you want a rockin’ party with lots of energy and a late night vibe, then Sundays are not ideal. But if you are looking for a lovely, low key affair, then Sundays can be perfect. Of course elements of both can happen on either day, it’s just that a lot of people tend to reign it in when they have to work the next day.

It looks like you are planning on ending by 8, which I think is very reasonable. Personally, I like to be at home by 6pm on Sundays, to whind down and relax before Monday, but I would be fine attending a low key wedding until 8 or so. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

@MI_Cerulean:  Not everyone can take a workday off – even with enough notice.  Some would have to take a day without pay (and that’s after buying clothes, and a gift and gas and driving and maybe a shower gift etc.)  Some may have limited number of paid days, and would rather save them so they can actually take a vacation of their own.  Taking a Friday off is not the same for many (depending on the job/profession) as taking Monday off.  On Friday you can plan to wrap up the week early.  Missing Monday often puts you behind for the rest of the week – lots of work weeks start with meetings where bosses attend.  Is that a significant issue?  It depends – it could be. It sounds like your event will end early enough that missing Monday won’t be an issue for most. 

I think people who have decided to have Sunday weddings have already thought about the pros/cons and decided that for them the pros outweigh the (possible/probable) cons for the guests.  And that’s OK, it’s your party – you get to set the time, place, tone, hours etc. It’s just not fair to be disappointed, then, if people who do have other concerns do leave early or don’t party as much as you’d hoped. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Pollywog:  that’s what we’re doing! But ours will be more like “Linner” and out by 6.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

@fascinated:  And there are people that work Saturdays and Sundays and have Mondays off.  (Lots of the restaurants back home do just that.)  Or Tuesdays off (many museums, libraries).  Point being, no matter what day is chosen, there will be some work conflict- though I do agree that Sundays may be tougher than Saturdays in many cases.

OP, as long as your OK with some people potentially missing, I say go for it.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@MI_Cerulean:  I am having a Sunday wedding and so far no one has said they can’t come because it is a Sunday. Our the save the dates went out in January for our July wedding so that is plenty of time for people to take off of work if they have to. I would think that taking one day off of work isn’t asking too much. Especially since it is saving us thousands of dollars.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

It’s better that you are going to finish earlier but I think a Sunday lunch is a much better idea if possible. Sorry but Sunday weddings are never as much fun if you have to work the next day. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@MI_Cerulean:  I am having a Sunday wedding and so far no one has said they can’t come because it is a Sunday. Our the save the dates went out in January for our July wedding so that is plenty of time for people to take off of work if they have to. I would think that taking one day off of work isn’t asking too much. Especially since it is saving us thousands of dollars.

 

Edit: that came off sounding obnoxious. What I mean is, if it is possible for your guests then i am sure they will come. My wedding ceremony is at noon and the reception ends at 5. We then have an optional after party at the hotel so people can come in and out if they would like or not attend at all. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We’re having a Sunday wedding this summer. It saves money and it’s different from a lot of weddings I’ve been to. The ceremony starts at 2:30 and I fully expect people to start leaving by 7 and that’s fine by me. As long as you realize that people may take off early and you’re ok with that, then go for it!

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

we are having Sunday wedding (on a holiday weekend) and 96% guests confirmed they will come

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We are thinking of having a Sunday or weekday wedding to cut costs…  but this is us trying to have a destination wedding at that.  We know people won’t be able to make it and may make a stink of it, but we’ve gotten to the point of not trying to worry about everyone else.  This is our day and our decision…and our money we’re spending.

My opinion, ending the reception at about 8:00 on a Sunday is a good time since mostly everyone is local.  If people want to leave early, they can…  but 8:00 is a good almost ending time…  enough for people to go home and wind down a bit.

If you have a Sunday lunch, do a brunch!  Brunch is fun and unique!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I had a Sunday wedding and it rocked And everyone came and had a good time! I am very bullish on Sunday weddings!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

@MI_Cerulean:  I’ve been to a few Sunday weddings and they’re great! Didn’t notice a difference at all from your typical saturday wedding, I say go for it! I would definitely consider it myself, better price, more availibity etc.. win win!

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