Sunday wedding at a church?

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

Is there any particular reason you want to have it on a Sunday? Just asking!

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

It’s not thar it’s frowned upon, so much as it is really, really, really impractical, and a big pain in the butt.  You will have to ask each church, but I wouldn’t get your hopes up.

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

It might be difficult to schedule.  That said, I attended a wedding in a Methodist church last summer on a Sunday, so it’s not impossible!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Why not call and ask? That’s the only way you’ll know for sure.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I suspect it would be difficult, but I was a bridesmaid in a wedding where we did. She had her wedding at 2.30pm. She was married in a different church (and denomination) to the one we attended at the time, and used our pastor, therefore making less work for the minister.<br /><br />OTOH the pastor was a close friend of her parents, so that may have helped.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’ve attended a Sunday wedding at a Methodist church. Just realize your request is non-traditional, especially if you aren’t actually a member of the church. Don’t be surprised if your request is turned down. Some places have multiple services every Sunday, so a Sunday wedding would be impossible unless it was very late. (Also consider timing with your guests — I’ve never attended a Sunday wedding where the reception extended past 10PM. The wedding would likely need to be early afternoon, unless you’re planning a very short reception).

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I think that for a Catholic church, it’s just hard to coordinate a wedding on the same day as Mass… Not impossible though I think… It depends on the priest’s schedule also etc.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

MrsZynxy:  Just as an FYI, most employers no longer recognize Columbus Day as a holiday, except for banks and federal offices. I work at a university which closes for every federal holiday imaginable, but they never close for Columbus day. 

It may depend on your region of the country though. This is true for the 4 midwestern states I’ve resided in.

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