Post # 1
My Fiance suddenly decided he doesn’t want to have the wedding in his hometown. Were moving back to my hometown sometime this summer, and wedding was supposed to be July 2016. Suddenly he said it’s going to be too much hassle to have it back in his town, so let’s have it close to where were living at the time.
I suspect it’s partially due to my Fiance not enjoying being the centre of attention and wanting a smaller wedding, but he won’t admit this.
I wanted the wedding at home anyways, it’s more naturally beautiful and no Mosquitos (I’m allergic).
But now planning is a pain. I wanted a full year and half to plan, and now we don’t have that.
My ideal venue already has every Saturday in summer 2016 booked. They’ve offered Thursday, Friday and Sundays as alternatives. I am hoping to be in university (waiting to get accepted to start this fall), so weekdays are out of question in June.
I’m wondering if anyone has had a Sunday wedding? What was the timeline? Did it go late? Did people dance?
I don’t even enjoy the dancing part of the reception, but would like dinner and good music, so I wouldn’t mind a wedding that didn’t go late or focus so much on dancing.
Ideas or advice anyone?
Post # 2
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 # 10
LadySeawiid: that helps a lot! Thank you!
Post # 11
caligirl0011: Glad I could be of some help!
Post # 12
- 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!
Post # 13
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
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
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.