(Closed) Time for Sunday wedding

posted 4 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Which time
    Would prefer afternoon but would attend either : (27 votes)
    38 %
    Would only attend afternoon : (12 votes)
    17 %
    No preference, would attend either : (19 votes)
    27 %
    No preference, Would not attend either : (0 votes)
    Would prefer evening but would attend either : (13 votes)
    18 %
    Would only attend evening : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    Member
    73 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    It’s really up to you. I’m having a Sunday Christmas wedding an our ceremony is at 4:30, reception is 5-10. I’ve just accepted the fact that it may not go until 10 and I’m okay with that. I really wanted it to be getting dark for the ceremony with all the christmas lights on. I’m also having a small wedding with only family attending (less than 70). Chose what will make you happy and realize some people may complain/not attend due to work/school/kids etc. Just my two cents from a fellow Sunday bride 🙂

    Post # 4
    Member
    1565 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Just know that people who really want to be there and celebrate with you will attend no matter the time =)

    Post # 5
    Member
    1565 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @Keeblerelf928:  

    Your wedding with the Christmas lights sounds amazing!

    Post # 7
    Member
    1773 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @Laurenplusalex:  are most guests somewhat local? If so, earlier is probably better. If not, nighttime seems fine if they can’t fly out til Monday anyway. Also- the earlier time should end up being cheaper bc lunch should be cheaper than dinner and most drink less earlier in the day. If you do earlier, definitely get a deal. 

    if you like the big party feeling, I recommend getting an amazing interactive band. A gf of mine had one on a Sunday afternoon and I still have a hard time believing all that fun dancing wasn’t at midnight on a Saturday. 

    Post # 10
    Member
    8706 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I would prefer evening. 5:30-10:30 is not that late for me nor my friends in my area. 

    Post # 11
    Member
    1193 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @Laurenplusalex:  I think 5:30 is better if your having mainly local guests as they could worship at their own church that morning. Your reception may end a little early because ppl have to go to work the next day.

    if you have mostly OOT guest I say go for noon. They can travel on Saturday and maybe even travel back late Sunday. 

    Post # 12
    Member
    5983 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2018

    @Laurenplusalex:  As a guest, the afternoon is preferable.  I’ve got to gird my loins for the work week ahead and certainly wouldn’t want to have to leave the reception early.

    Post # 14
    Member
    1625 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I would attend either.  But I had a Sunday wedding and everyone was gone by 10pm. 

    Post # 16
    Member
    922 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    We are having a Sunday wedding also.  Ceremony at 6 pm and reception ending at 10 pm.  I wish I could have shifted the start an hour earlier or add an hour to the end, but the venue wouldn’t let me.  But I think your time line is great.  It’s not too late for a Sunday. I have a lot of out of town guests coming and they are just planning to take off Monday.  If they were coming for a Saturday wedding, they would have taken off Friday.  So either way, they’re going to miss a day of work/school.

    As a guest, I would prefer the evening wedding too.  I think the afternoon weddings sort of end up taking up my entire weekend day.  At least an evening wedding your guests could have the whole first half of the day to do whatever they do and end on the high note with your wedding.

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