Post # 32
I think Sundays are good for weddings. I was thinking about Sunday at first but we’re more late night people so we decided on Friday instead.
If on Sunday, I’d becareful of time because of church. And depending on how late you want it to go? and will there be drinking? Sunday wouldn’t be the best day for late night weddings and drinking since most people work on Mondays.
Post # 33
Since this started a month ago curious did you choose a date yet? I am REALLY considering a weekday @our venue weekend is 4500 and weekdays 1500. What a difference! Its going to be summer and close friends and family that i know wont miss it, and those that do miss it don’t matter!
Post # 34
I think it really depends on your guest list. If people are having to travel quite far to attend and it’s a Sunday, you may have guests who cannot attend due to work / school obligations the next day. However, if most of your guests live locally, you could probably do an earlier ceremony and brunch/lunch on Sunday for a reception and it could be absolutely wonderful. Ours is on a Sunday, but in accomodation for our Out of Town guests (which quite a few will be), the Monday following our date is a federal holiday and so 99.9% of them will be off anyways and could travel home so they can stay as long as they like Sunday evening. 🙂 I just went to a wedding pretty far up state a couple of months ago, that was on a Sunday – the ceremony was about 3:30pm and then the reception started about 5 or so. I will say that Fiance and I had to leave earlier than we would have liked because we had to travel back home so Fiance could be at work early the next morning.
Post # 35
I’m sorry, but as a guest, I absolutely HATE Sunday weddings, especially if I am an out of town guests—because you are practically forcing us to take a day off. I understand that it is cheaper, but I have always tended to think that the bride and grooms who are willing to save a couple of bucks just so that its cheaper for them are rather inconsiderate. Yeah, sorry. When my husband and I got married, we made it a point to have things be easier on our guests—so Sunday night and Friday night weddings were an absolute no no for us.
Post # 36
It was important to my family and I to pick an auspicious date for the wedding according to the lunar calendar. There were literally only a handful of days we could get married and the one we wanted happened to fall on Sunday. We reserved our venue for the morning slot (10 AM to 4 PM) so we will be having an early ceremony and a jazz brunch. We’re getting married in a restaurant that has a garden venue attached (where they normally don’t serve restaurant patrons) and they are waiving the venue fee for us since we are using it on a Sunday.
Post # 37
Thanks for all your thoughts! We are going to get married on October 9, 2010! Saturday it is!! I loved the date but just couldnt come to love a sunday! I have SO much family that are flying in and it felt wrong! We are going to do a Morning After Brunch on Sunday though! 🙂 I remember one girl saying she was marrying on 10/10/10 and everything just happened in 10. Like her ring happened to have 10 diamonds. Well I thought about that and God gave me a sign! I have 9 diamonds on my ring! There are 9 kids in my family, I was 9 when my parents got married, So was my fiancee when his mom and dad married, and so on and so on! Lol! Sounds nuts but it is October 9th!!
Post # 38
Sunday morning weddings are romantic and spiritual at the same time. I love the idea that DIVA gave on another post about a brunch style reception. If you like your date, don’t change it because it falls on a Sunday. My back-up date falls on a Friday and it is a holiday weekend. I think people will appreciate the holiday weekend and since we’re doing a destination, it will be easier for folks to travel. If my first date isn’t available with the venue, we’re going for the back up for sure. Good luck.