- 10 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
I’ve been scouring all the previous/older posts about Sunday Weddings, to read the feedback and advise from past brides about this, and it seems like there’s mixed opinions about having a wedding on a Sunday night, which really doesnt help. I am a bit depressed about this, because I’ve been trying to work with our number one venue choice to see if we can meet their reception food/bev minimums without stretching our budget. Our tentative date is on a Saturday but so far its been challenging to make the budget work within the receptions required minimums. We could spend more , but to a certain point, the cost doesnt seem to be worth it. I am quickly realizing that with our guest count (55 people), that if we hold it on a Sunday, the required minimum is literally cut in half and we could use that money towards so many reception upgrades (better menu options, higher quality wines, full dessert bar, larger wedding suite, etc) and still stay within our wedding budget.
The problem is that I can’t seem to get over the mental thought of having the wedding on a Sunday, as I had always envisioned a Saturday evening affair (our ceremony is going to be outside), right before sunset, followed by a cocktail hour and reception into the night, with an afterparty at a lounge for the younger folks. But all of this seems “off” if we did this on Sunday. A sunday brunch wedding really isn’t appealing to me as an alternative. Most of my guests will be from Out of Town with a handful who are semi-local (2 hr drive).
Anyone who went through this, who can lend their advise? Any thoughts in general? Maybe I should just go with Sunday, bite the bullet and hope for the best? So stressed out……I am afraid people won’t come or everyone will leave right after dinner.