Sunday Wedding Opinion

posted 2 years ago in Reception
  • poll: What do you think about a Sunday wedding before a federal holiday Monday?
    Yes! Do it! It's like a second Saturday anyway. : (50 votes)
    66 %
    No way! : (14 votes)
    18 %
    Only if it saves money : (4 votes)
    5 %
    Indifferent : (8 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 2
    721 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    My GF had her wedding on a Sunday during Presidents’ Day weekend. We’re getting married on a Sunday (at 5pm) as well but not on a holiday weekend. It’s becoming quite common, and yes it is less expensive than a Saturday night.

    Post # 3
    42117 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I wouldn’t mind it but there have been many posts from Bees who do the same things every year on long weekends and really don’t want to change those plans. It may in part depend on which long weekend you are thinking of.

    Post # 4
    2052 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Depends on the holiday really. As someone who has a birthday before a pretty major federal holiday and has never had a birthday party, I can tell you that a lot of people go out of town for holidays and usually arent willing to give that up for one thing

    Post # 5
    1762 posts
    Buzzing bee

    brandilc:  I would make sure that the venue still offers the typical “Sunday savings” on that particular sunday. A lot of venues charge the same rate or more for Sundays occurring before a Monday holiday. Double check 🙂

    Post # 6
    1102 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’d rather it be on a holiday weekend at least that way your guests will have Monday off. I got married on sunday of Memorial Day weekend and we had an amazing turnout! It was mor expensive however than getting married on a Saturday night for us unfortunately.

    Post # 8
    8720 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    as long as you know that you may get a higher decline rate. Also, venues in my area charge Saturday rates for a Sunday where the Monday is a major holiday. 

    Post # 9
    7030 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I say do it! Anyone who really cares about the bride and groom will attend the wedding ahead of their favourite long weekend activity. I know at least one person who did a Sunday-on-a-long-weekend wedding, and no one close to the bride and groom missed it. 

    As an added bonus, your anniversary will fall on a holiday weekend a lot of the time!

    Post # 10
    353 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2015 - The Fairmont, SF

    I think it’s alright, why not? However, as the bride, I would make sure that my guests received their save the dates and invitations a bit earlier than they might for a regular weekend wedding. The reason for this is that a lot of people (and by “a lot of” I’m really only referring to samples including myself and friends) book trips etc. pretty far in advance to take advantage of the long weekend before getting slammed by high prices! It’s easier and cheaper to not make plans than it is to cancel them. 

    Post # 11
    380 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2015 - Historic house and gardens

    We are having ours on the sunday of a holiday weekend. We didn’t even realise the monday was a holiday till after we booked. We saved money by doing this, but we had actually wanted the sunday anyway. Why not do something a little different?

    Post # 12
    330 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I personally don’t like them just because I feel like it hijacks my holiday weekend, right in the middle. Plus I know a lot of people whose jobs don’t care if it’s a federal holiday, they’re working.  And it really sucks for them a whole lot.

    That said, I’d still go. I’d just be cranky leading up to it, but I’d probably have a good time while we were there.

    Post # 13
    11607 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’m not a fan of Sunday weddings at all.  I find them inconvenient.  If it’s a normal weekend, it messes up my plans of getting ready for the week (or involves travel that makes life more hectic).  If it’s on a holiday weekend, I generally already have plans.  We make our long weekend plans way, way in advance (tradiational events, etc) and I don’t want to have to choose between the two!

    Post # 14
    1981 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I rather go to a Sunday wedding NOT on a holiday weekend. I don’t have many 3-day weekends and I don’t want to spend mine going to a wedding. Plus, it may save you $10 per person, but you are passing the costs onto your guests- flights and hotels rooms are all significantly more expensive on a holiday weekend- so it will cost more for them to attend your wedding. If we were close, I would go, and I wouldn’t say anything to your face, but I would be grumpy about it.

    Post # 15
    1769 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    We just ha a Sunday destination wedding on a normal weekend. Most ppl could attend and take Monday off but a few couldn’t. We checked our date w a bunch of guests beforehand to make sure it wouldn’t inconvenience too many ppl too much. 

    sunday weddings for long wknds are fine as long as most guests are local. But if mos guests have to pay more for plane tickets and hotel rooms since it’s a long weekend, then it’s only cheaper for you because it’s more expensive for guests. One friend held her long weekend wedding in a location that isn’t popular so ppl from out of town saved a lot on hotel rooms at least. 

    For a long wknd, I don’t see much difference between Saturday and Sunday for guests. 

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