(Closed) Irrationally nervous about locking down my Sunday date…

posted 5 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
129 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I was in the same boat and went ahead with the Sunday. We also have a lot of out-of-town friends. They’re looking forward to taking a day off. 😉 Realistically, even if we’d have had it on a Saturday most of them would have needed to take time off to travel on Friday so it’s just as well. If you’re worried, maybe you can plan something earlier in the day so people can leave after if needed?

Oh – and Sunday discounts are kind of awesome. Another plus is that you can wait until the last minute and still find vendors!

Post # 4
9681 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@jdhall89:  It sounds like you have done your research and know what will work for your social circle. Personally, I hate Friday and Sunday weddings and I would never go. I have work the next day, and that’s where my mind is. Sunday would be my day to travel back home, not attend the wedding. I also do think it comes across as very cheap, but I understand that some people have very fixed budgets. However, that’s just me. If it works for your group, why not.

Post # 6
441 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I had an “inconvenient” wedding too: It was on a Friday and it was in an area that was 200+ miles from where my extended family lives. 

Some of my family DID complain about the distance. I eventually found out that one of my aunts was VERY resentful and bitter about my decision to have the wedding far from her, and there are still bad feelings over that.

However, nobody seemed to be bothered by the fact it was on a Friday. 

I did find that a number of the people who acted super enthusiastic about the wedding at first and acted like they wouldn’t miss it for the world ended up backing out later because “something came up” or because they decided the distance was just too much. Be prepared that at least some of the folks who are currently saying “Oh yeah I would totally go to a Sunday wedding!” might end up backtracking on that as it comes closer to being a reality.

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