Post # 1
Hi Everyone,My FI and are are still wrestling on which day and time would be better for our wedding. We currently selected the wedding and reception to be at Westbury Manor on a Saturday 12-530pm but weren’t 100% happy about it. We never envisioned it ending when the sun is still up and there aren’t many great options available for after-party; plus with all the planning, it makes me anxious to try and plan an additional celebration . The other option is having the ceremony on a Sunday at Old Westbury Gardens, which is equally gorgeous, and the reception at the current venue: 530-1100pm. People do have work the next day but they could always head out by 10pm. What are your opinions on this ladies?
Post # 2
- Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley
I always prefer a Saturday over a Sunday, because I have to be up at the crack of dawn for work. So I’d probably not stay past 7 – 8, depending on my commute home.
Is there any way you can change your venue selection since you’re not 100% happy about it?
Post # 3
Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately due to renovations, an alternate venue that I newly came across is a no go. I prefer Saturdays to Sundays as well but have discussed the possibility of late Sunday with my close friends and co-workers and they have all said they’re fine with it. But in any case, I’ve still got 11months until the day so that’s plenty of time to get rid of any indecisiveness…hopefully
Post # 4
You don’t really have to plan an after party. Just pick a bar, pub etc that you like and have the wedding parrty spread the word that that’s where the party will be after the reception.
Post # 5
I think an early Saturday wedding could be a lot of fun! And it really makes travel easier for guests. I probably would not attend the reception of a late Sunday wedding, only the ceremony. Maybe after the Sat reception your closest friends could join you at a pub nearby for the rest of the night. I’ve been to a few weddings like this, and I always enjoyed getting to spend some extra time drinking with the bride and groom 😉