(Closed) Sunday weddings, anyone?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

We had one! We originially thought April 20 (Saturday) would be best for our guests (DW Maui wedding, about 10 guests), but our ceremony venue was booked that day. So, we went with Sunday, April 21! There was no cost benefit, but DH was glad we didn’t have 4/20 wedding date (especially living in BC lol).

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I was the Maid/Matron of Honor in a Sunday wedding last August. It was the king of thing where everyone stayed in a hotel together Saturday night and Sunday night, and then we drove back Monday. If it was on Saturday I would have had to take Friday off of work, so taking Monday off instead wasn’t really a huge deal. 

 

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I had a Sunday wedding. For me, it was about the cost. We ended saving a lot of money on our venue, entertainment and other things (like flowers, etc). For people who have to travel and take Monday off, I didn’t see what the difference was since if we had the wedding on Saturday, they would have to take Friday off. Nobody seemed to mind the date at all. 

Post # 20
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m having a Sunday wedding! We both wanted a brunch reception, and the only time they serve that at the venues I looked at is on Sundays. I’m not too worried about people leaving early because the reception should be over by 4pm.

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I haven’t been to a Sunday wedding but if I was invited to one I would just take the Monday off and party just as hard 🙂

Post # 22
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Heck yeah I had a Sunday wedding…you’re talkin a major price difference & that was important to me to keep costs low. 

Oh and no, not one soul complained!

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Manhattan Church Rec Center

<p>We intentionally picked a Sunday wedding because of the cost (wedding will be feom 11am-6pm) and because that is what WE want! The youngn’s will go out after or Fiance and I will just start on our honeymoon!</p>

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

We’re having a Sunday wedding. It’s cheaper and it was the only day the venue we wanted could give us on short notice.

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

@Laurenplusalex:  We had 280/300 people come. However, we both come from very religious church going families and we had our wedding right after church. No one gives up the chance to go to church

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

My bridesmaid had a Sunday wedding last year. FH &  I just booked Monday off so we could sleep in& relax the next day 🙂

Post # 27
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

We’re really thinking about it. It’ll be cheaper and we can use the excuse of not partying too much because of work the next day. Sounds like the perfect plan for us. 

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We decided on Sunday for a few reasons even though our venue did not discount for Sunday weddings.

1. The husband has to work late on Fridays so it would be a rush for a Saturday wedding.

2. A few of our family have Sunday/Monday off instead of Saturday/Sunday

3. Sunday through Thursday hotel prices are usually cheaper than Friday/Saturday prices.  Although a few people decided to come out Friday or Saturday and spent those nights going out. 

No one complained.  Several of my family flew in Sunday morning and stayed until the following Thursday.  Hotel rates in Vegas drop dramatically starting Sunday through Thursday.  Those who wanted to come out early were able to enjoy a weekend in Vegas. 

I think weddings on a day other than Saturday works well if people have to travel out of town.  For a Saturday wedding, I usually take off Friday and stay until Sunday.  For a Sunday wedding, I usually fly in on Saturday and take Monday off work.  Either way it’s one day off work. 

Post # 29
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I am having a sunday wedding.  I am sure that some people will leave early, but those people would probably leave early no matter what day the wedding was on.  

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@MsAmandaAnn:  Same here! Ours is on Sunday and the Monday is a public holiday for 90% our interstate guests… but sadly not for the locals. 

Post # 31
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Sunday the 22nd is our date.  Our wedding is in AC so hotlels are half the price that night.  Our guests are staying and taking monday off.  Some are comming on Sat and making a weekend of it.  It was not cheaper but more special- that it is a getaway and a wedding with plenty of time to enjoy each others company.  

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