(Closed) Sunday Wedding Opinion

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: What do you think about a Sunday wedding before a federal holiday Monday?
    Yes! Do it! It's like a second Saturday anyway. : (51 votes)
    66 %
    No way! : (14 votes)
    18 %
    Only if it saves money : (4 votes)
    5 %
    Indifferent : (8 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 16
    2697 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    brandilc:  I’m all for it.

    Yes, people might have family BBQ plan or something, but most of your family will be there, and if some friends can’t break tradition one year or make arrangments to travel for an event as important as a wedding then they’re probably not that close to begin with.

    Have your wedding whenever makes sense for you and your Fiance, the important people will find a way to make it there! 🙂


    Post # 17
    99 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I’m getting married on a Sunday that doesn’t fall on a holiday weekend. It’s our dating anniversary and my parents’ 35th anniversary. We just couldn’t pass that date up, and we’re saving a lot on the venue and got a deal on the photo package. We asked family and local friends about it first, and everyone was totally fine with the idea. Out of town friends and family don’t care because they would either take off work Friday for a Saturday wedding or Monday for a Sunday wedding.

    Post # 18
    6524 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    brandilc:  Personally, I would go depending on how close I am with the bride and groom because whenever we have a 3 day weekend we like to go away. On top of that its a Sunday wedding–eh not really a fan of Sunday weddings but some couple do it for religious reasons, some because its cheaper. 

    Post # 19
    458 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I was just married on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend and it was fantastic! I didn’t have any guests complain (at least not to my face) and even if they were grumpy about it leading up to the day, everyone had a great time! The dance floor was full the entire night, so at least that’s what I assume.

    We had about a 25% decline rate, which is a little higher than normal, but only by about 10% (I’ve heard 15% is average). Honestly, we saved more money by doing a Sunday, and although it was sad that some people couldn’t make it, we saved money there as well. No one who declined indicated that it was because of the long weekend, although I’m not sure they would have even if that was the case. However, it wasn’t like half our guests declined, and we definitely had all family and very close friends there anyway.

    I get slightly annoyed with people who get “peeved” or “annoyed” at weddings being on any specific day of the week, because the fact is that it’s not about your guests, it’s about YOU and your FH. When my Darling Husband and I started to get some declines from a few good friends, we both started to get a little sad about it, but then I started to change my tune. At the end of the day, if our family and bridal party were the ONLY guests to attend, it would still have been a great party because they would have made it a great time. Of course we were so happy that everyone else was there, but there will always be people who can’t make it. I’m sorry, but a wedding throws a whole weekend off anyway, regardless of which day it’s on. If it ruins your weekly planning then perhaps plan on the Saturday instead.

    Post # 20
    1194 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    brandilc:  We’ll be getting married on a Sunday without a holiday…it’s just working out that way since I want it more in the fall. I feel bad about it cause I know not everyone will be down, but I also can’t afford to spend the extra $2500 just because “Saturday”, with our venue, Friday and Sunday weddings are just significantly cheaper. I figure Friday would be bad due to about an hour commute for everyone as well.

    Post # 21
    359 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    brandilc:  Do it!!  The people who really want to be there will be there and, really, who cares if your extended cousins will be on vacation?!  They probably wouldn’t change their plans for you if they were in your shoes, so I say, do it!  p.s. I might be biased, but I love Sunday weddings . . . and I’m all about saving Benjamins!

    Post # 22
    4815 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    brandilc:   I think it depends on the holiday.  We went to a wedding over Memorial Day weekend and I will never, ever go to a holiday weekend wedding again – the traffic was terrible, the hotel didn’t want to give us our blocked rooms, the restaurants were packed and there were huge events locally that tied up traffic and made for crowds everywhere.  And this was in a fairly small New England town.  

    Post # 23
    448 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    brandilc:  My wedding is on the Sunday before Memorial Day. We saved on our reception venue, but our church charged us more for it being a holiday weekend. Overall we probably won’t save much. We are still happy with it only because all of our guests are from out of town so they won’t have to take any days off work. (They can travel to our city on Saturday and leave on Monday since they already have the day off). In a situation like that, it’s worth it. It is also worth it if you will really save money – but check on that first. Some of the places will still charge the same or an even higher price for holiday weekends.

    Post # 24
    41 posts
    • Wedding: November 2014 - Lacuna Artist Lofts

    We are having a Sunday wedding without a holiday following. Our engagement will be 7 months by the time we are married, and apparently in Chicago with 300 guests that isn’t enough time to get a large, great non-ballroom wedding for a Saturday. We figured, anyone who truly wants to be there will make it happen, otherwise, we understand that Sunday can be difficult and we understand if people can’t make it.

    We have yet to hear anyone complain about it, so it really isn’t a huge deal, I think.

    Post # 25
    233 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    We chose a non-major holiday weekend – MLK.  So many guests who have a government job will have Monday off!  Also, it saved so much money so we can actually afford a really nice wedding at my dream venue.  We don’t know what the turnout will be, but once January 2015 has come and passed, I will be sure to update:)  Also, I was at a work conference in NYC, and a girl told me many of her friends are doing Sunday weddings now.  It’s not as uncommon as you think … or as I thought when we made the decision a few months ago.  I’ve attended two Sunday weddings, and they were lovely and romantic.  So many perks for a Sunday wedding – from vendors to our venue!:)  It’s really just a second Saturday in my book:)

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