Post # 31
Wow I can’t believe so many people would leave so early! 8pm? Dinner would barely be over by then! My wedding is on a Sunday and I would hope people would stay til at least 9:30. I mean, it’s a special occasion, and you are there for your support. You can’t make an exception to your “in bed by x rule”? I guess I should get a reality check and make adjustments accordingly.
Post # 32
@Nati-Lyte: an afterparty on the waterfront sounds like so much fun!!
Post # 33
@justeen: i know! this is totally surprising me. like i said, at my girlfriend’s sunday night wedding, all us 20 somethings stayed until the wee hours of the morning- maybe it just depends on each group of friends and what they’re like
Post # 34
I am a teacher and I have to leave the house at 6:30 so I’m normally in bed by 10, but I would stay at a Sunday night wedding until 9:30 or 10. A wedding is a special event!
Post # 35
We are doing a Sunday wedding (due to my family’s jewish beliefs) and we searched for venues that would allow us to stay until midnight. I believe that no matter what day of the week it is, it is my wedding and it is a once in a life time ordeal!!!!
Post # 36
@Fire: exactly- what about us jewish girls who don’t want a day time wedding?
Post # 37
Our last Sunday wedding was about a 2 hour drive from home and we left around 9 or 9:30. A lot of people left around 8ish, but there were still a fair number or people there when we left. I think a lot of folks took Monday off and were planning to go to the after-party, but we couldn’t miss work.
Post # 38
I’ve been known to stay up past midnight and get up early the next morning.
However, we ruled against a weekday/sunday wedding because we have a lot of friends who live too far away and have to work monday-friday and either don’t get paid-time off or very few days off or CAN’T get the time off.
The only thing I can suggest is not be offended if people leave early due to the driving distance and/or other obligations (children, jobs, etc).
Post # 39
My wedding is two weeks from this Sunday. It’s planned to be over by 10pm, and just today our caterer was trying to convince us to extend it until 11pm to get more time in. I think our party friends and close friends/family will stay until 10, and probably 11pm too. And the more I think about it, that could be the hour that is the most fun because its just those people we would be with. It would be the small wedding I always wanted:)
Post # 40
We had a Sunday wedding. Ceremony @ 4pm and drinks, dinner & dancing directly following. It lasted until 9pm. The locals were fine with it and our out of town people would have had to take off Friday anyway – so taking off part of Monday was no big deal.
I liked ending ours slightly early – not 11 or 12 since everyone is still happy and it ends leaving them wanting more with happy memories and not smashed drunk!
Post # 41
If it was a fun wedding I’d probably stay late enough that I could be in bed by 1am at the latest. I could handle a tired monday for a really good friend/favourite cousin, and 6 hours sleep isn’t that unreasonable to me.
Post # 42
We are doing a Sunday wedding, but we opted to do a brunch reception. That way guest could drive home or fly out later that day if the desired. We also have a lot of kids attending, so it made sense to end a bit early. (we also have 2 receptions on the same day) One for family and one for my clients (kid based business) so we will have both receptions done by 6pm.
However, if I was attending yours, I would stay as late as I wanted and wait until the Bride and Groom were sent off. I do not work early on Monday’s, but id I was close to the Bride and Groom I would want to enjoy the night with them. Chances are they will only get married once, and I would want to enjoy it.
Post # 43
If it was local, I would definitely stay until 9 or 10.
Post # 44
I just went to a wedding last Sunday and I danced until the end…which was midnight. A lot of people did as well.
Post # 45
I’d stay until around 1am if it was fun. I can handle being tired at work for one day for a good time, like SapphireSun said.
If it was a little slow I would stay untill 8 or 9pm.