Post # 1
Big Dilema: I have picked a venue but for a Sat I will have to pay 5k out of my pocket since it will go over my parents 10k budget, I can do a Sun same venue but my parents will pay for everything since it keeps me within my budget . ( It requires a min amount spent on certain days) so I can’t cut out a bar etc to cut cost. The hours for both days are 5-12pm
Which is the better choice ?
Post # 3
I"m having a Sunday wedding, and it was cost for me as well. I wanted to invite my whole family which is large and it was the only way my FH and I could afford that (our guestlist is 300+). The only issue here is that the venue is having such a late affair for a Sunday evening. If you choose Sunday be aware that most people wont stay past 10:30/11pm as they may have to work the following day. If you are ok with that I say go for it.
Post # 4
- Wedding: March 2009 - Byodo-In Temple, Luau Reception
I personally would go with Sunday, although for me, I’d just want to save the extra 5 G’s. But like Chela429 said, your guests probably won’t stay till 12pm and your Out of Town guests may opt not to come, unless they take Monday off. Just know that the ones who really want to be at your wedding, will. Is it possible to have earlier hours on Sunday? If so, I would go that route. Maybe 3-9pm or 2-8pm.
If you are really dying to have your wedding on Saturday and don’t mind spending the extra money, by all means go for it. I’m just budget queen.
Post # 5
I agree with Chela and Ms Sushi. The hours are a little late.
My sister did a Sunday and it was great- the reception started at 3 and went until 8pm. Only a few guests (who lived 3 hours away) had to leave early.
If they could move it up by a few hours I would say definitely do it. If they can’t- then I say you know what’s more important to you- having all the guests there or saving a significant amount of money.
An alternative- what about a Friday night? I think a lot more people are willing to take off a 1/2 day from work on a Friday then a whole day on a Monday.
Post # 6
- Wedding: March 2009 - Beach Social Hall
I chose to have a Sunday wedding as the cost was significantly less.
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country
Any chance you can do Friday? The bummer about a Sunday wedding is that everyone will want to go home early because they have work the next day. I’m not sure a ton of people will want to stay until midnight on a Sunday… but for financials, if Sat and Sun were my only choices, and I was tight for cash, I’d go with Sunday.
Post # 8
Agree with the others. Somehow it seems easier to take a Friday (or just the afternoon off) to travel to a wedding. If you are set on Sunday, definitely make it an earlier wedding. Midnight is too late with Monday being a work day and I think you’ll lose a significant number of guests – either those who don’t come or those who come but just stay for a bit.
Post # 9
Is there any possibility of a Sunday afternoon wedding? I agree with what Ms. Penguin said, people are probably going to want to bail before the end of the night. I know several brides who are having Sunday afternoon weddings. If you can do it on a Friday-that would be better than a Sunday night in my book.
Post # 10
I’m having a Sunday wedding,partly because of the discount. I’d say go with Sunday because, saving $5K will be pretty sweet! If you time your ceremony right, you can have your dinner start right around 5 o 5:30 and finish the reception around 10 or 10:30 (which isn’t too late for a "school night" in my opinion.
Post # 11
- Wedding: September 2009 - Rancho Bernardo Inn
I’m having my wedding on a Sunday, but its the Sunday of Labor Day weekend so it’s kind of like a Saturday night since everyone has Monday off. I say save the $ if you can. My best friend got married on Sunday and people did leave earlier, but it was still a great wedding.