Post # 1
- Wedding: April 2020 - City, State
I know that a lot of people are doing this now to save money with Saturday weddings being so expensive. I’ve found a venue that is $1,000 cheaper to have the wedding on a Sunday. What are your opinions on a Sunday wedding. Please share!
Post # 2
We had a Sunday wedding, partly cause of costs and partly cause my husband is Jewish, so Saturday weddings are frowned upon. I do think we had more declines than we would have had if we did it on a Sat, but we were okay with that. While it’s possible people grumbled amongst themselves about the inconvenience, we never heard any negativity. A lot of people still stayed til last call around 11pm and danced their socks off.
Personally I’d always prefer a Suunday wedding over a Friday one if it’s out of town. If it’s an out of town wedding odds are I’d be taking part or all of Friday off anyway for travel, and with a Sunday wedding you end up taking off Monday, so it kinda evens out.
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2019 - City, State
We’re doing a Sunday wedding this August. Our ceremony starts at 3pm… I don’t think Sunday weddings are any kind of issue. A couple family members have said it was odd or weird, but they are more traditional about weddings. Many more guests have said that they love the idea of a Sunday wedding and some family members have said it is a perfect excuse to take Monday off and make it a long weekend! 🙂
Post # 4
If you want a party, Sunday weddings aren’t a good idea. People won’t be in the mood in the afternoon or evening and will need to cut out early for work. Plus, if rollers have to travel to get to your wedding, Sunday weddings are all the more inconvenient. I’m not sure what your budget is, but for a $1k difference I’d prefer a saturday
Post # 5
- Wedding: April 2020 - City, State
Okay thank you for the positive remarks about Sunday weddings. Do you think it would be easier to choose a Sunday on a holiday weekend where most people would already have Monday off or should I not worry about that?
We are looking at next summer for one of the main reasons being I am a teacher and I wouldn’t have to take off work for wedding or honeymoon, but I know I will have guests that may would have to take off on that following Monday.
Post # 6
- Wedding: April 2020 - City, State
libellules : thank you for your opinion! I am wanting to hear both points of view. Sunday weddings are fairly new around here. I’ve known of two brides who recently got married on a Sunday, but most get married on Saturdays.
Post # 7
We did a Sunday wedding only because it was a holiday weekend and we had a short destination trip and then people could arrive Saturday (most came earlier) and leave Monday. We didn’t save any money by doing it this way so that wasn’t the primary motivation.
Post # 8
I wouldn’t mind attending a Sunday wedding, but I wouldn’t stay late. I think it would be better to have it earlier in the morning or afternoon.
Post # 9
I guess it depends on your crowd but this was not our experience at all with our Sunday wedding. Drinks were flowing and many people stayed and danced until the band played the last song around 11pm. libellules :
Post # 10
- Wedding: April 2017 - City, State
Sunday weddings are fine.
Post # 11
- Wedding: November 2019 - Baton Rouge, LA
We’re having an early evening/late afternoon Sunday wedding this November. Even with it being an ‘off season’ wedding, Sundays were so much less expensive than Saturdays that it wasn’t even funny. Plus, we didn’t have to worry about college football as much; it’s huge here, and while people would come, I’m sure they’re happy to be able to watch the game.
So far, we haven’t heard any grumblings about it. We also chose the Sunday after the main rivalry game for our team (which is away this year), so many of the hotels are much less expensive for our out of town guests.
Post # 12
I’ll be honest that for a $1000 dollar savings I wouldn’t do it unless your budget is around 10k total then yes ok that’s 10%, Sunday weddings are definitely getting more popular but from my experience it was either due to religious reasons (Jewish wedding where they have friends/family that are orthodox) or to be able to get a certain venue in summer as we all know summer is wedding season and so many things get booked up well in advance.. I don’t know anyone that did it for money reasons as Ive mentioned most people didn’t find the small venue discount worth it.
I think it really depends on size and type of crowd, personally I wouldn’t have an issue taking Monday off or working from home for a Sunday LOCAL wedding.. I know how to drink and be an adult the next day lol.. however if it required any hotel stay then I would only do that for family/best friends and if it’s a decent drive home (2 hours under) I would just leave after dinner..
It’s not that people don’t want to stay and celebrate its just the vacation time everyone has whether its 2 weeks or 5.. is honestly priceless and important.
But definitely please don’t do a long weekend summer wedding I can tell you right now those are the absolute worst, weve had a couple in my crowd and no one was pleased about it.. not they wont say anything to you but I think that is really selfish.. especially if you live in a cold area like myself (Canada) where we get 3 months of actual hot summer
Post # 13
Most of our family is in a different state so if they were to have a Sunday wedding, we would have to take off work Monday. To be honest, I likely wouldn’t take off unless we were close to the couple.
If it’s in town, we would leave fairly early so that we could be home by 9 to be ready for the work week.
This will really depend on your crowd and how much of a party feel you will want your wedding to have.
I saw you asked about holiday weekends and I think you’ll get mixed responses on that. We typically don’t have annual plans for Monday holidays so it would work better for us, however, I know many people that do have yearly traditions or go away on vacation on long weekends.
Post # 14
Personally, I’m not a fan of Sunday weddings. I would go if it was in town, but I really don’t like having to use a vacation day to get to/from your wedding. Personally, saving $1k wouldn’t be worth the inconvience to everyone else. But its up to you and if you do have one, just don’t get upset if you have a higher decline rate.
Post # 15
honeybee2020 : Sunday weddings are totally fine! And usually worth the price discount.
The only things i would suggest are
– An earlier wedding. You can have at whatever time, but most people (especially if the wedding is local) will peel out in the evening to get ready for the next day. So a brunch wedding or early afternoon may work best
– In regards to your holiday weekend question. I personally would prefer a non-holiday weekend but thats only because i usually have other plans and go out of town. If it is far enough in advance that you can give plenty of heads up might work, but may also be tougher for traffic, cost wise for those out of town guests. I would check with your VIP that they can make it if you choose a holiday weekend.