(Closed) Saturday or Sunday?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
9056 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I had a Friday wedding which has some similarities in just being a “non-traditional” day to have a wedding.  We had a small-ish wedding as well and I think it can work if youre good with just the people closest to you coming, and possibly some of them not making it either.  Also if you want a crazy party atmosphere Sunday might not foster that. But honestly you seem to have an ideal situation for considering an off day. 

Post # 5
864 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@JB1127:  If your doing Sunday have you considered doing a brunch reception? That way you don’t have to worry about keeping people up on Sunday night.

Post # 7
864 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@JB1127:  If you really want dancing, I would do Saturday night. If it was Sunday night I would be out of there by 9 because I get grumpy if I don’t my sleep before work, and i definately would not drink as much.

Post # 9
2605 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Turn off? No, I wouldn’t consider it some kind of affront or a breach of etiquette at all. And I’d definitely still go. 

You would have to accept that some people might decline or leave early because as Treeline said, some people have to work and some of your Out of Town guests might not want to take Monday off. Such is life. 

Post # 10
389 posts
Helper bee

You may want to start a bit earlier to accommodate all of your guests, but I think that Sunday weddings are wonderful!  

Don’t worry, your folks will support your decision and you should make use of all the spaces of your venue if you can.  It’s a one-day event, so the more room, the better the day will be.  Cocktails in one room, ceremony in one room and reception in one room – just fabulous!  

Be sure you send off your invites early so that your guests will make plans accordingly.

Post # 11
7609 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

If it’s going to end at 10pm anyway, I’d attend on a Sunday night. 🙂

Post # 12
2965 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

We were going to go with a Sunday wedding. You will be surprised at how onboard some people will be about going to a Sunday wedding. Sometimes Saturdays can be so filled with so many to-dos and then there is nothing at all to-do on a Sunday. How thrilled will your guests be about not only having something to do on a Sunday but also being able to attend your special day! I say go for it! Honestly though, when I was planning on having a Sunday wedding, I was going to start it at 2PM so the guests can leave at 8. I’m a mother of 3 so I understand the school nights. I would say check with your must-have guests first like your parents or his parents and see if this is fine with them to attend. Other than that, go for it!

Post # 14
964 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’m doing a Sunday wedding as well and my guest list is about 175.  The Monday is a holiday so we’ll be partying all night.

Post # 16
2281 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Mine is a Sunday, for similar reasons. Plus other vendors are much cheaper on a Sunday because it’s like a bonus work day for them. 

We have people who are declining to come, but it’s for other reasons. So far we haven’t had any declines because of the date. On the other hand, we’ve had one already say he can come because it’s a sunday – it if had been the night before he couldn’t have because of another commitment.

I say have it in the place that makes you happy! Having a wedding on a Sunday throws people off for like a second, and then they’re over it and it’s fine. I think your venue looks amazing!

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