(Closed) Is anybody else getting married on a Sunday?? am I do only one? :0

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
Post # 32
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Buzzing bee

My wedding was on a Sunday evening. It was great. We had a situation that compressed our planning time, and if we’d forced ourselves to stick with the traditional Saturday  – in JUNE, no less – we’d have had very few options for venue, dj, photographer. As it was, no one was booked and they charged us far less because they considered it a bonus day rather than a day they depended on for making a living.

 

Post # 33
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I am getting married on a Sunday! I dislike Friday weddings because people who are in the wedding party/immediate family have to rush around to get from work to the rehearsal dinner and wedding and people who come from out of town have to take more then one day off to come to your wedding! At least for a Sunday wedding, the rehearsal is on a Saturday and they have the option to still go to work on Monday, you aren’t forcing anyone to change their work schedule around.

And Saturday is just way too expensive!

Post # 34
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My wedding is on Sunday next month. Loving my Sunday wedding.  The whole event is from 3:30 to 10, with most important stuff planned to be over by 9 (dances, cake cutting food, etc).  All of my oot guests had to take at least a week off anway so for them it didnt’ matter, it’s like a vacation.  My local guests are fine with Sunday, as the wedding ends early enough for them to et home and to bed for work, but many of them are talking about taking that Monday off.  

If we did the wedding on Saturday, which fi wanted, it would have been harder to coordinate reahearsal for most of my bridal party members for Friday.  Plus there is way less traffic on Sundays…most people are free on Sundays and don’t have to work, where are a lot of people work on Saturdays here.  And that Sunday will be our 14 year anniversary so i wanted it on Sunday all along and glad I got my date.

Post # 35
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I got married on a Sunday the first time due to costs.  We were having a small wedding and I had my heart set on a particular venue.  Having it on Saturday would have required a $8500 food and beverage minimum and since we were only inviting 50 people I couldn’t justify spending that much.  Having it on Sunday allowed us to rent the venue and serve food and beverages by the piece/bottle.

Post # 36
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

We will be getting married on a Sunday. 🙂 The original date was this year and was on a Saturday, but because of a deployment we had to push the date back a year. But it works out fine because we are using my parents anniversary and will be getting married on their 30th Wedding anniversary. 😀

Post # 37
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am doing a Sunday Wedding! 🙂 It is because the date is so important to me… or sentimental i guess you could say. We are starting our ceremony at 4, reception to start at 5 that way most of the “important” stuff cen get done quickly and early for anyone who needs to go home that evening. I am excited!! Good Luck!

Post # 38
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Our wedding is on a Sunday as well and 60%+ of our wedding guests will have to drive about 1.5 hrs to attend.

Our venue was literally booked until late 2014 on every Saturday in the summer/fall so we didn’t have a choice. (Unless we wanted to have a 2.5 year engagement!)

The way I see it is that I have travelled for many destination weddings which have required me to spend a TON of money and take a week off of work. I’m sure people can manage with a commute and perhaps taking ONE day off for our big day.

Sunday weddings drastically reduce the amount you’ll need to spend on a bar and reduce the hotel rates if your guests plan to stay in the area. I see a lot of pros to outweight the cons!

My advice for a Sunday wedding would be to have everything in ONE venue and make sure it goes quickly! People will not want to have to walk out during the first dance or in the middle of your moms speech.

 

 

 

Post # 39
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We’re doing an 11 am Sunday wedding.  At first I was wondering if it was the right call, but now that this storm’s blasting the east coast, it turns out it was a good idea!

Post # 40
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

A Sunday wedding is definitely more convenient for guests than a Friday wedding. My sister had a Sunday wedding. Just be prepared for not a lot of guests to stay late if they are working the next day.

Post # 41
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m doing a sunday wedding as well because there was a significant price difference (not to mention the last weekend considered off peak wedding season!). I think Sunday weddings are becoming more common and I think they’re a great idea! I’m also doing mine in the afternoon with the reception ending around 7pm so if people really need to get home for work the day after they can. Don’t feel bad at all!

Post # 42
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Most everyone attending our wedding is from out of town. I like having it on a Sunday because they can drive down on Saturday. For some it is at least a 9 hour drive. I havent noticed prices being too different, but I do know that where I live getting things done on a Sunday is going to be difficult! Everything here closes on Sundays, so I wont really be able to get anything last minute or the morning of, or Ill be in Walmart in my wedding dress! lol

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