Post # 1
I need advice! My original wedding date is set for May 6, 2017, which is a Saturday. When we booked our venue (yes, very early because its a beautiful and popular venue) I asked the coordinator to let us know if June 26th (our anniversary) became available. She emailed me today and said it is now available and asked if we wanted to book it. I didn’t realize it was a Sunday when I made the initial request and now I am worried no one will want to come to a Sunday wedding about an hour away and that it won’t be the fun, all out dance party we want. The two Sunday weddings I have attended have been different than most Saturday nights I have been to, but one was an older dinner wedding with no dancing and the other had a lot of out of town guests who left super early. I love the significance of the date for us. My best friend says those that love us will come and be happy to do it, even if they have to take Monday off, because its our day but I am still unsure. Please advise!
Post # 2
I think if you want people to stay late and dance you should do it on Saturday. If you want to have an early reception, (there’s nothing wrong with an early no dancing reception, but it’s a different vibe) go for the Sunday date. I think it’s unrealistic to assume people will take Monday off (except for maybe your immediate family and bridal party). I think it would be a big inconvience to your guests, but I’m not hugely sentimental about dates and so that doesn’t seem like a compelling reason to move it.
If being married on that date is so important to you, you could wait a month to get legally married.
Post # 3
id say leave it on Saturday, because I had a similar situation. We were choosing between our anniversary (a Sunday, but Labor Day weekend, so most people would have off Monday…but not all) and a saturday night about 2 months sooner. We went with the Saturday night. we definitely wanted the “dancey” vibe too and an after party as well! We are thinking of going on our honeymoon around the time of our current anniversary, so that could be an option for you too! Just extends the excitement 🙂
Post # 4
If you want a dance party vibe, definitely go for the Saturday date. It’ll become your new anniversary 🙂
Post # 5
Saturday for sure. 2 anniversaries means twice the date nights and celebrations! 🙂
Post # 6
I recently went to a Sunday wedding and no one danced (except for the first dances). My family is usually a lively crowd too – my other cousin’s wedding involved dancing well into the night (a Saturday). My Fiance and I were staring at the clock the whole time since we had a 3 hour drive and had to be up early for work the next morning. I was not a ray of sunshine that week. If you want the party atmosphere, I would definitely stick to the Saturday. Can you ask her if the day before your anniversary opens up? That could be nice too since you’d ring in your anniversary as a married couple 🙂
Post # 7
i agree with PP. i completely sympathize with you wanting to get married on such a meaningful date, but your wedding anniversary will become your new special date 🙂
and, yes, the people that love you will definitely come no matter what but people will be more likely to let their hair down and party on a saturday wedding
Post # 8
i’ve never not danced at a sunday wedding. but sunday weddings start earlier. saturday weddings typically end at midnight where sunday weddings end at 10.
one sunday wedding i went to that wasn’t a holiday weekend, we did leave early. Darling Husband and i had to work the next day and it was an hour drive home for us. but we still danced and had a great time.
another sunday wedding, i stayed the entire time and even went out with a bunch of people afterwards. but that one was closer to my house and i was closer with the bride. i still went to work the next day.
Post # 9
I would keep it on the Saturday. I feel like Saturday weddings always have a different vibe than Sunday weddings and are much more convenient to guests. I don’t know how long you and your Fiance have been together or how long you’ve had that anniversary – but when you’re married for 10 years, I have a feeling you will be celebrating your wedding anniversary and NOT your dating one and it won’t matter one bit to you! You can also still celebrate both! 🙂
Post # 10
Thanks, ladies! We have decided to keep our original Satuday slot! I think it is just more in keeping with the fun atmosphere we want and we don’t want anyone to feel bothered or rushed to leave.