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

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Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Farm

I’ve been worried about the fact my wedding is on a Sunday as well…. we want to get married on my grandparents anniversary which falls on a Sunday this year. I have some out of town guests and even bridesmaids, but so far everyone is understanding about the day. Alot of them are using the wedding as an excuse for a mini vacation (we live in a touristy area.) We aren’t big party-people but I have a feeling the closest friends and family will be dancing with us til late!

Post # 17
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

caligirl0011:  I’m aiming for a Sunday wedding, but that’s because everyone minus 5 people have to travel to California for it. I don’t think anything is wrong with a Sunday wedding, but if everyone is local then I’d consider doing an earlier Sunday wedding during the day:)

Post # 18
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

caligirl0011:  i have been to a wedding on a Sunday, and I have a wedding coming up thats on a Sunday. The one I went to, I loved because it was early in the day, started at 12pm ended at 5pm, 20 minute ceremony, followed by a 1 hour cocktail and 4 hour reception. 

The wedding I am going to is on a Sunday, and starts at 6pm – its a local wedding for us thankfully, but for anyone that doesn’t live in the area, I can see this being an issue for them. Even though its local, I am still taking off the following day (Monday) because I am going to be so tired, I will be 35 weeks pregnant at the time of the wedding, so I will be exhausted, I am lucky if I can stay up past 9pm, Darling Husband is also taking off. I work with numbers all day long so I need to be fully funtioning for work. Lol 

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My brother’s wedding was on a Sunday in July, and our entire side of the family had to travel  5+ hours to get there, some of us were in it. It worked out. 🙂

Post # 20
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Bumble bee

caligirl0011:  we had a Sunday wedding when there was work the next day…

we did this on purpose because we did not want a big dancing party.

we hosted a fine dinning experience, by 5 star catering, and live jazz-acoustic band. I still get compliments 2 years later…it was pretty much a fancy dinner party, everything i ever wanted =)

our ceremony and reception were in the same location: we rented a historic home, and different parts of the houses/gardr a were used for the ceremony, cocktail party, dinner ext. So we were able to do everything from 5-9:30. I wanted it to start at 4 but they only rent the facility starting at 5.

Post # 21
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Busy bee

Agreed with PPs that said if your attendants are mostly locals — or I would even say older, that you’re fine having a Sunday wedding. Older people (35+) have more vacation time, so you’re not eating into their 10 days of paid time off because they have to take at least some of Monday off.

We’re going to a wedding in a month that starts at 4, reception at 6, and it’s 6 hours of travel away. I’m less than thrilled about it, as we’re saving vacation days up for our honeymoon and this was sprung on us less than 3 months in advance. But Fiance is in the wedding and so we’ll be going…

Post # 22
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Newbee

My Fiance and I just got engaged in late May and want to get married in October. We found an awesome venue and have been going back and forth with over whether to hold it on a Sunday. I love Sundays as a wedding date but I can understand about Out of Town guests. It’s a pain trying to take so many perspectives into account when I just want to enjoy this moment in our lives… After reading a lot of threads on this subject I’m thinking of proposing an early afternoon ceremony, etc.  We live in a tourist area and it would be great for a mini-vacation but I don’t want to force anyone…

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016 - Blue Hound Farm

We recently went to a Sunday wedding an hour from home, and left right after the cake was cut. That was also partly bc it was totally boring and not fun…

Post # 24
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

caligirl0011:  i didn’t realize I already responded to this! LOL

Post # 25
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854 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

My wedding will be on a Sunday. We are asking guests to feel free to come and join us on the beach that afternoon then our ceremony will be at sunset and we are having a reception at the beach house. We don’t have a DJ or band but will have good food and drinks and cornhole and horseshoes and of course the beach.. We originally decided on a Sunday because I play roller derby and we have bouts on lots of Saturdays so even if I skipped a bout, my friends wouldn’t be available. Our wedding is the day after a home bout so our out of town guests get to come to the bout the night before and all of my friends were guaranteed to be available.

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