Post # 1
Fiance and I were planning on having a very traditional, formal Saturday night wedding. However, after visiting our venue-of-choice today, we are considering a Sunday wedding instead. Partially because it would save us approximately $4000, and also because we could easily have an earlier ceremony, which would use the natural light of the venue beautifully (it’s an atrium with a glass dome ceiling, gorgeous -but not important if the ceremony takes place when it is already dark out!
We weighed some pros-cons and are still very conflicted about which date we should choose. The Sat night, we’d have a 5:30 ceremony, reception until midnight. Sunday, we’d have a 3:30 ceremony, reception until 10.
Anyone having/had a Sunday wedding? What are the pros?? Did anyone not come because they had to work the next day??
Post # 3
I’m having a Sunday wedding. People may not come because of the date, but I feel like the ones who are most important to us will make it. Even if we had the wedding on a Saturday, out of town guests would take Friday off to travel here. So by having the wedding on Sunday, they are taking Monday off instead. Plus, I am saving quite a bit of money this way. Since Fiance and I are paying for the majority of the wedding ourselves, we can use all the savings we can get.
Post # 4
I’m doing a Sunday morning ceremony & brunch reception. This way out of town guests can actually get back home by Monday if they need to (although it’s MLK Jr. weekend, so most won’t have to).
HOnestly, the biggest plus for me was that I won’t have to take off extra time from work to get ready, I already have Fridays off so I’ll have all day Friday & Saturday to get prepped for SUnday morning.
So far everyone is really excited for a brunch reception and they all think it will be really fun. At least that’s what they say to my face 🙂
Post # 5
We’re cheating a little and doing a Sunday wedding on a long weekend- we found a place that would still offer Sunday rates even though the next day is a holiday (Labor day). That way we still saved a large chunk of money, but I, like you, was worried I’d lose out on some people if we had it on a Sunday without Monday off. Honestly though, one of my good friends is getting married on a Sunday in April and I still plan on being there. I’m sure your friends will make every effort to be there no matter what day it is…