(Closed) sunday wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

First of all, your venue looks lovely!

I would say that I don’t think it’s that big of an issue.  If people are “grumbling” about not being able to party, they would not be attending for the right reasons.

However, if you have alot of out of town guests who have to travel, some may decline the invitation.

Good Luck!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We had a Sunday morning brunch and it was PERFECT.  It started at 10am and everyone partied until 4pm and then went to an afterparty until around 8pm.  We got such great feedback from all of our guests!!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

What a beautiful venue.  

FWIW, we had a Sunday evening wedding that went until 11pm that evening.  We didn’t hear any complaints.  I think it’s getting more and more common to have weddings on weekdays and Sundays, so you’re less likely to get push back from guests.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m in a wedding next Sunday. The biggest issue we’ve had so far is that there aren’t many salon’s open on Sunday. We had to find one that would open up for us.

I went to a wedding reception a couple of years ago on a Sunday. It went late, but we left early since we had to work in the morning. I think if you have a Friday wedding that people are more likely to take a couple hours off in the afternoon to make it whereas I think people are not willing to take off Monday.

 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

I had a Sunday Brunch wedding.  Ceremony was at 10:30 AM followed by reception at noon.  I stuck with an earlier time just in case guests wanted to dip out early to get ready for the work week.  I’d say most people left by 4, some stayed until 6.

In your situation, I’d say maybe move the ceremony up to 2 or 3.  As PP have said, people may grumble about having to go to a late Sunday wedding.  But really it’s your choice and you could have it later if you want – just don’t be too disappointed if people leave right after dinner!

Good luck!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I went to a Sunday wedding last year, and people did leave early (about 9ish maybe?)  It was still a fun wedding, and I was more than happy to support the couple.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m planning a Sunday wedding. Is yours in the daytime or evening time? I’m planning for a daytime wedding, so I don’t anticipate a lot of people minding. It’ll be over by 3 or 4, so it will not keep them out late. And I will understand if people can’t make it due to it being a Sunday.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We are having a Sunday afternoon wedding. The ceremony will start at 2:30 and I’m thinking most people will be ready to leave by about 7 or 8 pm, which is fine by me. We aren’t allowed to have a bar (my dad’s doing) so I figured Sunday would be just fine. So far, we haven’t heard any complaints. 

I have attended two Sunday weddings. One didn’t start until 7 pm, which was a terrible idea because most people left by 9 at the latest. The other was the Sunday before memorial day and it worked out just fine. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

My wedding is on Sunday January 20, 2013. I choose Martin Luther King weekend on purpose, since some people will have off from work/school that Monday. My ceremony and reception are being held at the same venue, ceremony start time is 3:30 p.m., cocktail hour and reception from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. So the entire event starts later in the day on Sunday, so people can sleep in, and ends fairly early in the evening, so people will be home at a decent hour if they have work on Monday. We are having an after wedding party at the hotel bar where we did our room block. Anyone that whishes to continue the party after the reception are welcome to come.

Also send out Save The Dates, this way people know well in advance that the wedding is on a Sunday and they can make travel arrangements, and request time off from work whle they still have vacation time available. I got engaged on January 8, 2012, we had our venue booked by Feb, and the Save The Dates were sent out the first week in March. We wanted to give our wedding guests as much notice as possible with regards to the wedding being on Sunday. Plus we received a HUGE discount per person for getting married in the winter+sunday wedding. 🙂

And believe it or not my wedding venue also offers Thursday evening weddings at an even bigger discount per person. This trend is big in California and New York I believe.

Here is a link to my venue; Celebrations. Its beautiful.

http://www.celebrationsweddings.com/

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Have you thought about doing it May 26th? It is a holiday weekend (monday is memorial day) and almost everyone has off… so it is more like a saturday event. This is my wedding day!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We’re having a Sunday wedding and I anticipate people leaving early but reception ends at 10pm anyway and my oot family will stay the entire time since they will be on vacation.  People have already told me not to worry about it being a Sunday wedding.  And most of the traditional aspects will be done and over with by 9 so if people want to leave then, that’s fine with me.  Better actually… I have a hotel room booked for our wedding night and I want fi and I to enjoy it right after the reception.

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