(Closed) Need some sense smacked into me over wedding venue

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

truthfully I would be really bummed about having to go to a Sunday wedding and I would probably not really look foward to it. Can you do Friday?

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

Why not Sunday late afternoon? The only thing I really hate about Sunday weddings is that I have to get up early the next day for work. Which wouldn’t be an issue if I was able to be home and in bed by 10.

You could also be put on a cancellation list if it’s possible to transfer your deposit to another date (at my venue it is). I am sure that some nice couple was absolutely thrilled when I cancelled my saturday, May 19th date at my previous venue after breaking up with ex-FI. It’s not a happy thing, but it does happen, and it’s best for the venue if a couple who is willing to be flexible can take that date instead.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My vote would be to try for a Saturday wedding, whether that means hoping for a cancellation at the venue you love, moving the wedding to 2014, or picking another venue.

It’s difficult to attend weddings on a Sunday night, especially if your guests are from out of town.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

@Bzztjay:  Hmmm, I’m pretty early in the process myself but In My Humble Opinion, you should set the wedding date that’s best for you and just hope everyone can come! Are these few people objecting the ones commuting or are they local? I know you feel guilty for waiting, but you were smart to weigh your options! I actually think you’re being a little hard on yourself.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Honestly, yes, I do think Sunday evening weddings are THAT bad, particularly when you have a lot of people traveling in. It’s not that bad if people are local, although still not as fun.

I would move the date or move the venue.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Bzztjay:  Id be kind of bummed about a Sunday night wedding as well. Id be more excited about a friday night wedding because I know I would be off work the next day than a sunday night wedding knowing I have to go to work in the morning. No one wants to stay out late on a Sunday.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Is Friday night an option?  That would be much more palatable to me, especially if I had to arrange to take time off work.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Bzztjay:  Id be kind of bummed about a Sunday night wedding as well. Id be more excited about a friday night wedding because I know I would be off work the next day than a sunday night wedding knowing I have to go to work in the morning. No one wants to stay out late on a Sunday.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I think you are always going to have someone griping about a wedding if it is not on a Saturday, but more and more people are moving to Friday and Sunday weddings.  I would not have a problem coming to the wedding on either day.

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

with a lot of guests being from out of town, this makes it a bit more difficult for them.

i would prefer a friday wedding before a sunday wedding personally.  is there a friday available?  maybe you could book it and put your name on the wait list if a saturday happens to open up.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

I think non-Saturday weddings should be either Friday evening or Sunday brunch/early afternoon.

I probably wouldn’t attend a Sunday evening wedding cuz that’s my “do-nothing” time 🙂

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

You have three factors here: the people, the venue, and 2013. To me, the people and the venue would come first. I would probably move to 2014. Late 2013 and early 2014 really aren’t that different. However, if you have to have it in 2013, I would say that you should change venues. If it is really that inconvenient for your guests, I would try to avoid sunday evening.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think Friday night and Sundays weddings only work if the family and friends are in a concentrated area.

When you have family flying in from out of the town it’s big inconvenience and an most likely an extra day off of work.

I would be less likely to attend a Friday night or Sunday night wedding that was out of town.

You need to decide what is more important to you having this venue, or possibly having family members who don’t come.

Also are you having a nighttime reception? Do you want a party dancing with a dj or band? If you do consider the fact that even your local guest are probably not going to hang around for that.

I been to a lot of Friday weddings again if they are local or if I can afford to take the day off of work. One Sunday wedding in that case it was fine because it was a daytime brunch wedding and was over by four.

Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Sunday evenings are difficult if you have guests flying in from out of town.  They would either leave the reception early to catch their flight or have to take off work on Monday and some may miss because it’s too inconvenient.  If you’re okay with this then go for it.  If not, I would say to check out Friday nights at the end of the year or other venues.

I attended a Sunday evneing wedding recently and by 9pm pretty much all of the guests had gone home and only the bridal party and a few of the younger guests who didn’t have to work on Monday were left.  It seemed like a waste of money having the DJ there to play for 10-15 people for another 2 hours.

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