(Closed) Sunday Wedding Questions

posted 9 years ago in Logistics
Post # 17
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Bee Keeper

We were invited to a Sunday wedding last year. We couldn’t attend, but that was because it was an out of town wedding, not because it was on a Sunday! They had a morning ceremony on the coast of Maine and then a brunch/lunch reception.

I personally would be fine with attending a Sunday wedding. 🙂

 

Post # 18
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770 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Franklin Plaza

Sunday bride here (9/29/2013).  If we didn’t do a Sunday, we wouldn’t have been able to get married at our venue – there was around a 200 or 220 (I can’t remember now) person minimum for Saturdays.  However, they had a 110 person minimum for Sundays (our guest list has 130), so we went for it.

 

I can’t answer about how many RSVP’d yet or if people left early, etc.  I can say that we did sent out our STDs well in advance giving everyone plenty of time to figure things out and take Monday off if necessary.  

 

Oh and timeline.  We’re doing a 2:00 ceremony, 3-4:30 cocktail hour, and 4:30-8:30 reception.

Post # 19
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31 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’ve been to a Sunday wedding and it was really nice. The ceremony started at 5pm and if I remember correctly the reception lasted until about 10pm and most everyone stayed. Their turn out was probably about 60 people, not sure how many they actually invited. The wedding was in Fresno, CA in September and they had guests from Norway(the bride is Norwegian), Minnesota, Los Angeles, etc.. I believe everyone pretty much took the following Monday off, I sure did!

Post # 20
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Congratulations!  Our wedding is on a Sunday too.  I wasn’t really wanting it to be, but my Fiance is Indian and his mother was really insistent that our wedding be on an auspicious day and not many of those fall on the weekends apparently.

Ours is on Mother’s Day and it looks like yours is as well.  I checked with the important moms on our guest list and made sure it wasn’t a problem for them.  We originally thought we’d have an early afternoon wedding but ended up doing a later one so that people could attend a Mother’s Day brunch if they wanted or just spend the morning with their moms.

The big problem we are having right now is that our florist backed out and now no one will take us because they are all too busy with Mother’s Day!  So I’d really recommend nailing down the florist early and getting a rock-solid contract. 

Like others have mentioned, things are generally a bit cheaper on Sunday and also less booked out. It looks like you have plenty of time for planning (ours was a bit quicker–we only settled on a date in February!), but it’s still nice to have it on a less popular day just in case you run into problems finding vendors.

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