(Closed) Opinions on Sunday weddings please…

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Are you off for Columbus Day?
    Yes : (15 votes)
    18 %
    No : (25 votes)
    30 %
    No, but I wouldn't mind going to a Sunday night wedding : (30 votes)
    36 %
    No, and I think it's inconsiderate of guests to have it then : (13 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 3
    591 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Well, for what it’s worth, I work for the Government and I am not off for Columbus day.  And I haven’t been, ever and I have worked for various government entities for the past 10 years.  So, there’s that.

    I think it depends on the timing.  I know that if I was going to a Sunday wedding at like 6:00 in the evening, I’d likely leave early because of work the next day.  but if it was an afternoon wedding, I’d party it up!  

    good luck deciding!  I am having a Friday night wedding, and it was tough to decide to do it then rather than a saturday.  

    Post # 4
    989 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I agree with MissNachoLover – I wouldn’t mind a Sunday wedding, as long as it was earlier in the day.  I would probably aim to be home no later than 9:30 regardless of what time the festivities began.

    Post # 6
    632 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I, too, work on Columbus Day (and have class), so I would likely come, but I would leave early. If you’re hoping for a full house til the end of the night, a Sunday may not be the way to go. But I think that if you had like earlier reception you’d have a good turnout.

    Post # 7
    989 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    What about a Friday night?  Depending on the timing, people might not be able to make the ceremony but they could certainly party it up with you at the reception.

    Post # 8
    2493 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’m Canadian (no columbus day here!), but if you have it on a long weekend, would many people go away for it? I know the May long weekend traditionally people open their cottages, at the July 1st weekend, it’s usually a family gathering, and August long weekend is usually the last summer trip, Sept long is when school starts…. Having it on a long weekend…. would that deter some people?

    Post # 11
    548 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @WhatMaeBee:  Personally, I’m not off on Columbus day, but our Wedding will be on a Sunday that is NOT before a Holiday.  What we did to try to make it easier on guests is position it at a “Twilight” time… meaning the reception runs 4-8, so people should have ample time to get home and get ready for work (most guests are local).


    I went to a Sunday night Wedding that ended at Midnight, with no holiday the following day and I did find it sort of rude and we were only about 45 minutes away from the venue.  I just feel like inconveniencing people’s work lives is too much to ask, but an earlier time slot on a Sunday might be a nice compromise.

    Post # 12
    9548 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I work on Columbus day but not on Memorial Day or Labor Day! I’m having my wedding on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend, so I obviously think Sundays are okay but I don’t think Columbus Day is quite as ubiquitous as Labor Day or Memorial Day. But I’d probably still come even if I had to take off work the next day. You just may have more people leave earlier than you would otherwise.

    Post # 13
    393 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Honestly not a fan of Sunday night weddings. I’ve been to a few that have ended late and many people left early. So make sure you get all the traditional things done in the eariler half of the night. Wouldn’t mind a Sunday daytime wedding at all though or one that ended before 10!

    Post # 14
    3618 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Darling Husband and I like to party it up and celebrate someone’s marriage…a Sunday wedding usually leaves us both sitting in the corner drinking coffee to stay awake and ducking out early. If the wedding is near by it isn’t as bad, but when it’s an hour + drive we are both rather annoyed, but it’s not our wedding and the bride and groom get to do whatever they want.

    Post # 15
    248 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    People get off for Columbus day? Never heard of that in my life. Sunday weddings are fine, especially if you have them early in thr daY. 

    Post # 16
    328 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    the last Sunday wedding I went to…basically everyone left after dinner and didn’t stick around afterwards. I think there are just too many people who have to work on Monday. I mean, I would still go, but definitely wouldn’t be as much fun for me.

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