(Closed) a sunday wedding- do it, or go with saturday to please everyone?

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 32
292 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

YAY Sunday weddings!!! Unless guests are local to the wedding, they are going to need to travel the day before and the day after. Saturday weddings lead to a lot of people taking off/travelling on Friday, and Sunday weddings have people taking off Monday. If you like the date, I say go for it!!! By the time your weddign rolls around, no one will even remember this was an issue. If you are really nervous about it, maybe talk to your bridal party if it would be a major inconvenience for them. If they all seem on board, then I bet the rest of your guests will be fine too. Good luck!!!

Post # 33
878 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m getting married sunday @ 1. No big deal & I still have a lot of people coming. I would suggest having yours in the daytime and not have it an “until midnight” affair.

Post # 34
130 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Ours is on a Sunday and no one seems to mind. We have a lot of oot guests who are coming for a long weekend anyway (we’re in NYC so not a destination many people mind coming to!) 

Our ceremony is at 5 and reception will end by 10. Then we’re having an afterparty for anyone who wants to stay out and party more 🙂 

I’m glad it’s on a Sunday – gives us all day saturday to hang out and get everything ready. I say do it but like others have said, maybe don’t expect it to be a huge party past midnight. We know a small group of our friends will be game to stay out late but family and those who are working will probably go home after the reception but that’s OK. 

Post # 35
195 posts
Blushing bee

I think it depends on your group of people.

A Sunday wedding would be a no go for me because there would be a lot of drinking and vacation days off work are hard to get.

If you do it early enough on a Sunday should be fine though!

Post # 36
7097 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m usually a huge proponent of doing what you want and what makes you happy. That being said, choosing a Sunday wedding means being okay if people RSVP no, or leave early.

I think the biggest thing I hear is that a lot of people choose a Sunday wedding because it’s cheaper, but get upset when they get “no” RSVP’s or people leave early. I’ve seen brides opt for Sunday to save money, but their guests left after dinner. That meant the DJ they spent money on was a waste, and several other things went unused.

For me, it wouldn’t be a huge deal because I own my own business and work from home. Taking a Monday off, unless it’s my busy season, wouldn’t be an issue. However, for many of my friends it would be. The fact it’s a holiday weekend…..are many of the guests traveling? My friends who work 9-5 jobs hate giving up a holiday weekend.

Post # 37
250 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I know a lot of people are saying that it’s cheaper, but I’ve seen that a lot of places will charge Saturday prices for a holiday Sunday wedding.  But if it’s not an across the board long weekend, maybe it’s better?

We very briefly considered a Sunday wedding, but in the end, most of our guests were local (within 1.5 hour drive), and thought it would be inconvenient for a lot of them.  That and the fact that we wanted to celebrate in the evening, and we were told by friends who had attended Sunday evening weddings, that they tend to end after dinner.


Post # 38
4753 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

If the groom is on board I’d do what we wanted to. And I would not be the one pulling any “card” that would be Fiance pulling the card on his mom.

Post # 39
1643 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Go with the Sunday if that’s what you want!!!

Post # 40
3697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We got married on a Sunday.  🙂  However, it was Memorial Day weekend, so most everyone did have Monday off.  It was kind of a bummer when my cousin and her boyfriend had to leave the party early to drive home for work the next morning. 

The other thing about Sunday is depending on where you live it may not be cheaper or easier to find vendors.  I found several that just wouldn’t work on Sunday or wanted to charge MORE than Saturday.  On a holiday weekend (depending if they consider Columbus Day a holiday…. I have to work) it was crazy expensive for some stuff, too. 

Post # 41
81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Pull the “it’s my day!” card.  Do what makes you happy!

Post # 42
6739 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

I went to a Sun wedding that ended at 1130pm and was not a holiday weekend and although I don’t drink, because I was in the party I had to stay for the whole thing and I was super late to work the next day b/c I overslept.

I would say, most people prefer Sat night over Sun.  If you’re going to do it on Sun, do it so it ends at least by 10pm to be considering.  But ultimately, pick the day you want and that’s cheaper so you can give more to your guests during the wedding!

Post # 43
486 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I say go for it! Have you thought about making it an early wedding? That way when it is over no one can complain that it’s late for a “work night” for those who don’t get the holiday off.

Post # 44
108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We are getting married on a Thursday, and so far no one has complained. In fact, your giving everyone an excuse to take the Monday off by throwing a wedding Sunday! Trust me, people wont mind, and if they do, they will get over it.

Remember… one day out of 365 days per year!!!

Post # 45
4044 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Do most people in your circle have Columbus day off? I don’t know anyone who does, other than the Canadians in my company. Still, if this is the day you love best, go for it!

Post # 46
300 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I just got married last Monday and it was FINE! I got some groans about a Monday wedding when first choosing the date but it all worked out in the end and the day was perfect. Do what YOU want. If people want to be there badly enough they will make it work!!

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