Post # 32
we chose sunday because saturday is shabbat (Jewish day of rest). Some people left early, especially out of town guests but we still had an amazing reception. People kept saying they had so much fun and DHs brother said “I actually had a really, really great time. I didnt think it would be that fun”: LOL There were dance offs and everything…it was awesome!
Post # 33
@CheekyWedding: ugh so annoying!! Just curious- I see you are in NY too, where is your venue?
Post # 34
We’re planning a small morning/early-afternoon Sunday wedding due to a number of factors. Not only will the few vendors we use be cheaper on Sunday, but it will allow us to have a simpler and largely self-catered reception (little/no alcohol, light meal or brunch or desert reception, etc). There are also religious factors, and about 98% of our guests will be local. And having a shorter reception will allow us to rest and then take a quick plane flight to our honeymoon location, arriving by late evening on the same day as the wedding.
Post # 35
We’re on a Sunday evening. It’s cheaper, and because we couldn’t set a definite date for a long time (had to wait for my brother’s deployment leave information), so we were planning for June with no date, and knew Sundays would be all that was left — sure enough, by the time we could set a date, venues and photogs and such were all booked for every Saturday during my brother’s leave.
Post # 36
I am a Sunday bride too, I wanted the 9th of Feb, but that was taken so I picked the 10th. And I like Sunday! The vendor I picked did not have many Saturday spots open, I did not think that Feb would be so popular.
Post # 37
- Wedding: July 2012 - Muckenthaler Cultural Center
We’re getting married in the evening on Sunday, July 8th!
Post # 38
I have been married twice. The first was a Saturday evening wedding (1989) and the second was a Sunday afternoon (2011).
If your thinking about a party with lots of dancing, then Saturdays nights are better. Guests can sleep it all off Sunday (as can you and your DH). I was exhausted after my Saturday night night wedding. I hadn’t eaten, it was a long day of make up, hair, and photography, and I had danced a lot. Wedding night fun? Forget it. All I wanted to do was take off my tight fitting shoes and go to sleep. Same for my Darling Husband. We had about 120 guests.
If you are thinking more about an intimate time where you and your Darling Husband talk more to your guests than dance with them, I would say Sunday afternoons are best. I enjoyed it a lot. I got up early, had my hair and make up done by 10am, relaxed with my Maid/Matron of Honor in my hotel room, and was married at noon. I got a chance to talk to a lot more guests. We had a band play in the background and some guests danced, but most were thrilled to just hang out. We were done at 4pm, the immediate family got together for wine and cheese, and my Darling Husband and I had a lovely wedding night in a hotel. We had about 75 guests.
Oh – and the Sunday afternoon wedding savwed us about $4000 compared to what a Saturday night wedding would have cost us. Hope that helps. Good luck and congratulations. You will have fun no matter what you decide.
Post # 39
We’re getting married on a Sunday. Sunday evening even. June 24th! And it was because we saved a huge amount of money. We figured if we are important enough to our guests they will be there, if we aren’t important enough then they probably didn’t belong at our wedding in the first place!
Post # 40
Ours will be on a Sunday too. We wanted Saturday but started planning late (who would’ve thought 11 months out was late?!) so heaps of the suppliers we wanted were booked out for Saturdays for pretty much the 3 months surrounding.
The fact Sunday rates worked out cheaper was just a bonus!
Post # 41
Our wedding is on a Sunday. It’s the day before President’s day. The 16th and 23rd were already booked (both Saturdays) and we didn’t want the 9th because it’s the day after my fiance’s birthday. My friend suggested the 17th and it worked out better than we thought. Cheaper all around, out of town guest (all of my fiance’s family) can fly in and celebrate all weekend, my family won’t have to deal with traffic driving the hour to the venue on a Sunday too.
Post # 42
We are doing a Sunday brunch wedding. We wanted something informal, and we just like brunch. Also, there was a $5K difference between a Saturday and Sunday wedding – pretty much a no brainer for us.
Post # 43
@Miltie: Since getting engaged, the plan was to marry on Sunday because of the amount of money we’d save. However, the venue I have fallen in love, is only available on Saturdays because of its original use.
Don’t worry about your decision. Saving that much money is worth it.
Post # 44
We are also having a Sunday wedding. Similar to some other posters, the costs worked out better for us at the venue we wanted.
@Tiffylove: We are date twins! And we’re also in SoCal! Where is your wedding taking place?
Post # 45
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
We had a Sunday midday wedding because we are Jewish too, and I will say, people rocked it like a Saturday night – there was a ton of drinking, eating, dancing, and enjoying the sunshine and the gardens! I wouldn’t have changed a thing and I don’t think anyone minded!
Post # 46
I am also a Sunday. We picked ours to start at 3pm, as my partner works in hospitality and a lot of his friends do also, so we didn’t want them to possibly not make it (as most of them work at the same pub) or have to take time off.
Our ceremony is at 3pm, and the reception from 5pm. We also like that we can probably sneak away at 10pm instead of the usual 11.30 🙂