Sunday wedding?

posted 2 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Are you likely to attend a Friday or Sunday wedding?
    I'm ready to party down on a Friday despite the drive and wouldn't mind possibly taking a half day! : (18 votes)
    45 %
    Sunday isn't the best party day, but it would be easier for me to attend. : (15 votes)
    38 %
    I just wouldn't attend. : (2 votes)
    5 %
    You're being so damn cheap!!!! : (5 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 2
    700 posts
    Busy bee

    Ninebones:  I had a Sunday wedding, but mine fell on a holiday weekend (Memorial Day). Despite having it on a holiday, some of my guests still had work on the next day, and had to leave earlier than the end of the event (11pm). However, no one mentioned or complained about having it on a Sunday. I invited my close friends and family, and they were more than happy to sacrafice their normal work day sleep to celebrate with us! I don’t think you should have any issues…but every family is different 🙂

    Post # 3
    1627 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    To avoid rush hour I’d pick Sunday as a day wedding especially if you have local guests. 

    Post # 4
    3846 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Ninebones:   We had a Sunday late morning wedding followed by a brunch reception.  Everyone loved it!  Most guests came for the weekend and my DH’s family had a great reunion on Saturday.

    Post # 5
    1193 posts
    Bumble bee

    If it was a family member or a very close friend, I would go to the wedding whatever day of the week. Anyone else, I would probably show up late on Friday (to avoid taking off work) and possibly leave early on Sunday, depending on what time the wedding was at.

    I know a lot of people have weddings on Fridays, Sundays are a little more unusual since people have to work the next day. I think you just have to decide whether its more important to have the venue of your dreams or have more people able to attend/enjoy themselves.

    Post # 6
    6457 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    If it was local I would prefer Friday because I could likely just leave work early and I would not mind staying the whole time. If I need to travel I would prefer Sunday because I would only have to take one day off to travel. If it was Friday I might need to take Thursday off as well to travel in.

    Post # 7
    380 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2015 - Historic house and gardens

    I didn’t vote because none of the options suit me.

    I’m having a sunday wedding, and everyone I have mentioned it too loves the idea. We are having it earlier as a late luncheon, finishing about 6pm rather than a late night thing, but at least we know all of our guests will be available. A lot of people work on Saturdays these days.

    We also got a better deal for sunday, but our main reasoning was that everything would be available, and we wouldn’t be fighting other couples for venues, photographers etc.

    I say if you want a different day, go for it. In the end it is your day, and if guests don’t want to make the effort, that is not your concern (and will save you even more)


    Post # 8
    171 posts
    Blushing bee

    I had a Friday wedding, and pretty much everyone we thought would attend did.  I think it might depend on the atmosphere you want also, as our Friday evening wedding had a definite party atmosphere. No one was late, even though it was over an hour drive from where we live, and it started at 4pm. And a bonus was that we got to hang out with a lot of our friends who had traveled and stayed around for the weekend, which was great!  I didn’t get a discount for Friday, but our venue was all booked up saturdays for like 2 months, so we wanted the day anyhow.

    If you are thinking of more an afternoon, laid back wedding, Sundays sound like a good option.  I’ve been to a couple of Sunday weddings and they usually seem a bit more tame and laid back, but everyone’s wedding vision is different, so go with what feels right to you!

    Post # 11
    1441 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    A brunch wedding on Sunday would be great!

    Post # 12
    180 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    I think a Sunday daytime wedding would probably be your best bet

    Post # 13
    403 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I would attend one, if it were local and later in the day.  I probably would not go that route, since a lot of my guests have to travel from out of town and also because of church on Sunday.  My minister can not be in two places at once!

    Post # 14
    164 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    We’re having a Friday night wedding because 1. We’re having an 8 month engagement and venues were booked up for Saturday evenings and 2. It’s saving us about 20% to have it so soon and on a Friday. The venue includes food, flowers, cake and alcohol, so 20% is making it affordable for us. We picked Friday over Sunday, because I think everyone will want to rest the next day and if it’s early on a Sunday, it might coincide with church for some. It’s starting at 6 so people have time to get there, but might need to leave work a little early. And like a PP said, if they can’t bother, then it’s not my concern. I’m only doing this once.

    Post # 15
    810 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I would say go for the Friday. I would LOVE the excuse to leave early from work on a Friday and would be willing for a family or friend’s wedding. Sunday I would be dreading having to get up early for work the next day.

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