Post # 1
Ok so I am newly engaged and we are trying to decide on a date! Ahh who would know it could be so hard! Do you think a Sunday is a good or bad day for a wedding! Does it have to be Saturday!!??? I found a date I like but it is a Sunday and I am conflicted if it will complicate things for guest. Like people having a job lol!!!
Help me! What do you vote!
Post # 3
My wedding was a Sunday. We had the ceremony at 11:30 followed by lunch and reception. Most people left by 3, but we stayed and partied all day.
I will say that I don’t really like Sunday night weddings because I’d want to leave by 8. I would much prefer to stay out late on a Saturday, or even a Friday.
Post # 4
As long as your venue isnt a church that will be holding services that day it should be fine. If people really want to be there, they will. That is what vacation time and sick days are for. I also agree with mary- alice about the time though. If I were attending a wedding that was a Sunday and were planning on travel, i would want to leave at a decent time, but if I were able to, i would take Monday off anyways so it wouldnt matter.
Post # 5
I think it’s fine to have a Sunday wedding. Unless it is a holiday Monday, though, having it start too late can be a bit prohibitive for partying. My wedding will be a Sunday at 11:30am, and be over by 4pm.
PS: If you’re looking at Oct 10 2010 – it’s Columbus Day weekend, too..
Post # 6
sundays are fine. you might want to start a little earlier if it’s not a long weekend since guests probably don’t want to be partying too late.
Post # 7
I personally prefer not to go to Sunday Weddings – I like to have a good time and on Sunday I usually do everything that I need to get done before the new week and if I would have to travel I would want to leave at a decent time to get home at a decent time! So dancing would kinda be out of the equation!
Post # 8
It doesn’t have to be a Saturday and Sundays are ok, too. My wedding is going to be a Friday (through my little poll among the more important guests, they said that they prefer Fridays evening over Sunday weddings.) Sunday day time wedding would be nice, though, as they wouldn’t have to worry about having to get up the next day to go to work.
Post # 9
I’m a 10-10-10 bride and not only do I love our date, but it’s saving us a bunch of $$$. The venue was cheaper and lots of people will be off that Monday and the ones who aren’t were willing to ask for the day off.
As a side note, we’re having quite a bit of fun with this date. There are 10 small stones on the band of my e-ring, there will be 10 in each of the wedding bands and FI’s ring will have 10 hidden stones. I love it!
Post # 10
I’m not a huge fan of Sunday weddings, but I know people who have made them work for various reasons (culture/religion, scheduling, etc). I think as long as people have enough advance notice, they can make their travel plans accordingly and it shouldn’t matter if the wedding is on a Saturday or Sunday. Just make sure you send out Save-the-Dates or spread the word ahead of time. If you’re planning for next October, you should have plenty of time. Also I think planning an earlier in the day wedding gives local guests the opportunity to leave earlier if they need to. Unless I could ensure having the day off, I wouldn’t want to be at a 7:00 PM wedding on a “school night”.
FWIW, I think 10/10/10 is an awesome anniversary date!
By The Way, I’ve never known anyone who had the day off for Columbus Day–is that regional?
Post # 11
We did a Sunday wedding, Mother’s Day, in fact, and it was great! Prices were cheaper, and we didn’t have anyone decline because it was a Sunday wedding (guests who declined were all Out of Town, and wouldn’t have come anyway). Church ceremonies on Sundays tend to vary church to church, but I think usually afternoons are ok; I also love the idea of an early morning wedding with brunch reception, and a Sunday wedding would be perfect for that.
We got married at 4 pm, started the cocktail hour at 5 pm, started dinner by 6, and everyone left about 9 pm. Not too bad… I say go for the date you and your Fi want, and plan things around that. If you try to pick a date that will please everyone, you’ll never get married!
Post # 12
My Fiance and I are thinking of a Sunday wedding, and a few of the venues we’re considering actually offer a 10% discount for Sunday receptions. I think Sunday receptions can be fantastic, you just need to have a clear vision to make it work.
Post # 13
We had a Sunday wedding and it worked out great! Ours was a destination wedding and everyone had to travel anyways. Some people came on Saturday and then left on Monday, only missing 1 day of work. We did have a lot of people, mostly friends, come Thursday or Friday and stay till Monday or Tuesday and made it into a vacation.
But definitely be considerate of the time. People will be happy to come but will want to leave at a reasonable time.
P.S. @Jessie516, I get off for not only Columbus Day, but also President’s Day! We don’t ask question! 🙂 When I was in school, we got off Casimir Pulaski Day as well! He’s a Polish guy who helped in the Revolutionary war and since Chicago has the largest city population of Polish people besides Warsaw, we get a day off!
Post # 14
I have a Sunday wedding as well. People will come if they really want to. Some may be left out, what can I say, it’s either Sunday or a really early Satruday wedding which I know everyone will be late to…. including myself. So far, people have been rsvp’ing that they are coming.
Post # 15
I just finished having a Sunday morning wedding and not only got the wedding for half price, but I got an additional free hour for free for the reception. Everyone loved it because it gave them time to drive home so they could work the next day.
But given the chance again, I think I would have done it on Sunday night. That way you wouldn’t be as hot taking pictures (unless of course you do the wedding in the Spring or Fall) and you would have more time to do last minute preparations.
I had to wake up at 5:30am to get my hair and makeup done so that the wedding could start at 10:30am. Thankfully I didn’t have a big wedding, otherwise it would have taken longer (since the hair/makeup person takes at least an hour on each person).
Post # 16
We are having a Sunday NIGHT wedding, but its on Memorial Day weekend, so we figured most people will have work off on Monday. We are planning an entire “wedding weekend”