(Closed) Has anyone had a Sunday wedding not on long weekend?

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
Post # 2
7682 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

caligirl0011:  Since you said that you don’t mind not having dancing or a reception that doesn’t go late, I think a Sunday would be perfect.  😉 I think you may also get quite a discount from your venue/vendors too.

Post # 3
47 posts

Sunday and Friday weddings are the best! They tend to be a little cheaper(if not a lot) and they are just as wonderful!

It would be considerate of you to end your wedding a little earlier but if you want to have dancing and a late wedding then do it! People will leave when they want to leave and you can stay late with your closest friends and family if you want. If you don’t even need dancing then absolutely go for it!

Post # 4
125 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

caligirl0011:  We are planning a Sunday wedding on a non-holiday weekend. It’s saved us a TON of money (over $5,000 on the venue/catering alone) and I’m not competing with other weddings of friends of friends on the same weekend. Since we haven’t had our wedding yet, I can’t answer a lot of your questions but tell you that we are not worried at all about dancing or anything. We will probably start the ceremony around 6pm and the wedding will go till midnight if that helps at all.

We did attend a wedding that was on a Thursday evening and it was a blast. It was a bit of a pain to take that many days off work but in the end, we all had a great time. We even went to an afterparty- a rare occurance for us. Their wedding started around 4pm and ended at 10pm I believe. The couple said they liked ending their wedding at that time because they got to get a good night’s sleep and prepare for their honeymoon (they were leaving the next day).

If you’re not that into dancing and don’t want the wedding to go too late, then I think an earlier Sunday wedding would be great. You could even do a brunch wedding. A couple of our friends did that and said they had a fantastic time. You have so many great options! 🙂

Post # 5
112 posts
Blushing bee

friendlessbee:  I highly disagree. Sunday weddings are so much harder for out of town guests. I hate that I am essentially forced to take a day of work when I have to go to an Out of Town Sunday wedding. 

That being said, if I am already taking that Monday off… you bet your bottom that I am dancing and partying up a storm at the wedding. 

Post # 6
354 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I went to a Sunday wedding on a non-holiday weekend once, and it was exactly like a Saturday evening wedding- ceremony, dinner, drinks/dancing. No differences at all, in timeline or in audience participation. I wasn’t working at the time, so it wasn’t a problem for me, but I don’t know if the bride may have heard grumbles from some guests. They still had a good turnout- maybe 150 people?

Post # 7
1054 posts
Bumble bee

I never held one, but I attended a Sunday wedding once and had a blast! It felt just like a Saturday wedding. It was a few hours out of town so I had to take a day off work (which I got into trouble for but that’s another story), but everyone drank and danced and it didn’t feel like a Sunday at all. 

Post # 8
1406 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Had our wedding on Sunday, but it began at 12:30 p.m., and wrapped up around 5:30. There was dancing, but not a lot. Due to it being small, we had a string quartet, not a DJ. The amount of dancing is related to the number of guests, I think.

You will get a deep discount and find many more places available on a Sunday. If you are set on an evening wedding, I would not recommend Sunday.


Post # 9
1740 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I think it just depends on how many out of town guests you’re having.  If I have to travel in from Out of Town, I’d be annoyed and may not go to the wedding.  If I’m local, however, no problem.

Post # 12
424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Muckenthaler Cultural Center

We had Sunday wedding in July! It went from 4:30-10:30pm and we danced the night away 🙂 We are both teachers, as are many of our friends + we were a destination for most people so they had to make travel plans anyway. We also attended a Sunday wedding a year ago and my husband and I took the Monday off.


P.S.I live in Glendale! 

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 8 months ago by  LionLove.
Post # 13
12291 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

At a lot of reception venues, once inside there is really no difference between a Saturday night and a daytime affair.  So you could do a Sunday lunch, brunch, or afternoon affair and theoretically still give people time to drive or fly home.  I would prefer that to Sunday night. 

Post # 14
1983 posts
Buzzing bee

We had our wedding on a Sunday. Ceremony started at 4:30 and the reception was over by 8. We’re not big into partying either. I don’t think we even really had any music playing. It went over very well. It was perfect.

Post # 15
1219 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I went to a friend’s wedding on a Sunday. The ceremony and dinner were great but since people had to travel to get home, they started leaving pretty much straight after dinner and the dance floor was a sad and empty sight. If you’re not into partying then I would say go for it.

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