Sunday wedding??

posted 2 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

Kapustic1017:  I think it sounds fine. 8:00 is a good end time for a Sunday wedding. I have been to two Sunday weddings – one was part of a long weekend and people stayed late while partying hardy, the other one was a regular weekend and people were not as … well, as festive … However, both were to end at 1 in the morning. I don’t think you should be too worried at all!

Post # 3
6525 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Kapustic1017:  i dont mind Sunday weddings, as long as its during the day. For me, personally, a reception that ends at 8pm on a Sunday, I wouldn’t go unless I was really close to the couple. I went to a wedding where the ceremony was at 12pm and the reception from 1-5. It was perfect, I still had time to go home, get ready for work the next day and even do some errands.

Post # 4
1057 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I don’t particularly like Sunday weddings but I’d be fine with it being over at 8. I’d go unless I had to travel and stay in a hotel for it (then I’d probably only go if I was close to the couple). I just don’t like Sunday when they are late like Saturday weddings and I née to work the next day.  

Post # 6
1622 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

I don’t see an issue with a Sunday reception. And in PA October is a beautiful time of year! Maybe you could shift it to end at 7 rather than 8, but that leaves your ceremony to be earlier and I like the time you picked for that. Ultimately, if ppl want to be at your wedding than they will be there no matter what. Are your guests all local? That would be another question. Drinking may be kept to a minimum since no one wants to be hungover on Monday morning.

Post # 7
1878 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Valparaiso, IN

We had our wedding on a Sunday. Out of the 250 guests invited, around 200 came. I’m not sure how late everyone stayed because hubby and I left at 8:30. But we don’t really come from a party crowd. We didn’t have dancing because of that. Just the first dance and father daughter dance. And we decided to forego alcohol because a large majority of our guests don’t drink. But it was great. We mingled and got to talk to all of our guests. The ceremony started at 4:30 and our reception startedright after the ceremony ended. We decided to do a dessert reception because most of our guests eat large late lunches because of church.

Post # 8
1289 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I can see how it may be problematic for some, but I don’t have a problem attending a Sunday wedding. 

Post # 9
3846 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Kapustic1017:   We had a Sunday wedding, we had the ceremony in the late morning followed by a brunch reception, which our guests loved.  It was over at 4 which helped those who travelled get home at a decent hour.  

I think Sunday wedding are great, and all of our vendors were far less expensive on Sunday.  You are giving people plenty of advance notice, too, in case they need to take the next day off to travel home.

Happy planning!!!

Post # 10
952 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Merritt Winery

First off, CONGATS!  My sister had her wedding on a Sunday.  Here are just some observations about hers’:Decorating was a pain!  We couldn’t do anything at the venue the night before, because there was another wedding going on.  I’m not sure if you have a planner taking care of that.  My sister did not.  We had to get there at the crack of dawn and make sure everything was set up  You could, however, ask the venue to ask the couple getting married the night before you are if you can contact them to maybe leave some of their decorations up (if your themes match).  Some might consider this tacky, but to me, saving money is saving money!  My sister did have about 15-20 people not show.  Also, people did end up leaving early BUT  that could have been because it was a dry wedding.  Maybe check if the venue have a Friday night option that is still cheaper than the typical Saturday?  Good luck to you 🙂

Post # 11
29 posts

I’m having a Sunday wedding as well and planning on ending at 10. We are having 50 people and half the guest list is out of state so almost everyone is getting a hotel room and leaving out late Monday morning. I didn’t really see a point in trying to end early since everyone is either family or close friends. 

However, I still worry that some people, i.e., my friends, who live a little closer to the venue will not want to take off work the next day and will head out early.

I think what you are doing is fine and it all depends on your guest list and what you think people will want to do.  

Post # 12
544 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

That wouldn’t bother me at all.  I would be happy to go to your Sunday wedding if it ended at 8:00 pm and it was a half hour drive from my home.  That would still give me enough time to go home and prepare for work the next day.

I say go for it! Especially with such a large savings in reception venue.  Why spend $1000s more than you have to unless you have tons of money to throw around?

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