Post # 1
Fiance and I had decided to get married at our venue on a Sunday because the minimum was $5000 cheaper, and we have a smallish (122) guest list so meeting the Saturday night minimum didn’t seem like something we would be able to do. Let’s face it, who doesn’t want to save an extra 5k during their wedding? Recently I’ve been worried though about my guests. I know Saturday weddings are obviously a more popular choice because most people don’t work the next day. Well with us it isn’t an option any longer. And no, I absolutely do not expect people to shove off their work responsibilities just for us either.
Our ceremony will start at 5pm, we have the venue until 10:30pm. I know people will most likely leave early because of work the next morning but honeslty ladies, I’m terrified EVERYONE will leave early and it’ll be us and immediate family standing around twiddling our thumbs.
I’ve also run into people that are almost shocked our wedding is on a Sunday. My uncle asked my mom today is she was SURE my wedding was on a Sunday. Maybe calendars lie? Haha, I don’t know. She obviously said it was and he replied with “That’s strange, I’ve never been to a wedding on a Sunday”. Even my dad was a little weird about a Sunday wedding. He said we needed an earlier start time because people have to work.
Now here I sit, with my invitations at the printer, my save the dates have been out for 2 months now, and I have no option to change to a Saturday date. Frankly, I don’t want to shell out the extra 5k to do it either. I’m happy with what we chose but now I’m just worried. Probably a silly worry but worried just the same.
How do you ladies feel about Sunday weddings?
Oh and a side note, I browsed “Sunday wedding” in the WB search bar and came across a post from over a year ago where someone said having a Sunday wedding was selfish….what?!
*Crossing my fingers the bee doesn’t eat my post!*
Post # 3
Well I would go to a Sunday wedding, especially since your time is the evening. It wouldn’t really interfere with my Sunday schedule and I could get my place covered for our Young Adults Sunday evening service, so… I don’t see what the issue is. (look at me talk as if I was invited… lol)
don’t worry about your day choice, just love your wedding, and just know that if it were just you and your groom standing there and EVERYONE left… it’d still be one of the most wonderful moments of your life! 😉
Post # 4
@runsyellowlites:Haha if you’ll stay at least for an hour AFTER dinner come on down!
Also I should have clarified why I put non-religious wedding in the subject line. My family is Catholic and as we all know about the infamous catholic wedding gap! So I wanted to clarify that my guests wouldn’t be there from 1-10:30, just from 5-10:30.
I don’t even know if what I just wrote makes sense. :/
Post # 5
People are always going to have some sort of problem with everything you do, so just do what makes you happy. We have gotten criticism for having a dear friend of ours officiating the ceremony rather than a pastor, but we have just been confident to tell people this is what we want and we hope they can support it. Try to take the same approach to save your sanity! 🙂
Post # 6
My wedding is sunday and I’m not worried. Sunday weddings are quite popular with my friends. The ceremony starts at 2pm and then the reception goes all the way up till 11pm. I know some will leave early because of work the next day but many are coming from out of town and will definitely stay to support us. I’m sure yours will be fine too!!
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
My wedding was Sunday, and no one left early. I am going to a Sunday wedding this weekend, and one each in July, August and September. I don’t think it’s a problem at all and people will come out and stay out to celebrate with you! I think it’s a great choice 🙂
Post # 7
We are having a Sunday wedding, and I have been to others! Those close to you shouldn’t care, and if they do they will get over it.
We are starting at 3 pm and going until 10 pm. Most of our guests are from out of town (3+ hours on a plane), so they are going to spend the night after and go back home on Monday. Since people frequently take off a day of work to travel to weddings which are not where they live, I am not worried about this and almost no one has complained to me…I’m sad that a few can’t make it because of work, but they wouldn’t be coming all the way over here for just one or two days anyway…
For the wedding I went to previously, quite a few out of towners did leave after dinner to catch flights home. They still had plenty of time to enjoy the festivities before that, though! It was a very fun wedding regardless, and lots of family and out of town friends (of which I was one) stuck around well into the night.
I will also add that I went to a wedding a few years ago on a SATURDAY where at least a 3rd of the guests left immediately after dinner, and they were local. I was surprised, but people are going to do what they are going to do and you can’t control it…
So, plan you wedding on a Sunday, don’t worry too much about what other people you can do because you cant’ control them…just be as accomodating as you can, and have a great time!
Post # 8
I’m having a Sunday wedding. It’s the Sunday of Columbus Day weekend, but not everyone has that Monday off so I know some people will still be concerned about work the next day. We’re having our ceremony at 3:30 so the festivities will be wrapped up by 9. If you didn’t already have your invitations set, I would suggest making it a little bit earlier in the afternoon, but I’m sure you’ll be fine. 10:30 isn’t an unreasonable time to head home, unless people have a 2+ hour drive. Anyway, I’ve never felt guilty or worried about choosing a Sunday. 🙂
Post # 9
Whew, I do feel better now. I don’t know why I imagined all the post saying “OMG SUNDAY WEDDINGS ARE HORRIBLE!” I think I’ve just had far too long of a day and am being paranoid.
Post # 10
Now that you feel better… I’ll be booking my ticket to Boton here before the weeks out… care if I crash on the couch the night before the Big Day?. BWAHAHAHA (I jsut had too) lol
Post # 11
@runsyellowlites:HAHA you’re too cute. As long as you don’t mind my getting up at the crack of dawn and making way too much noise.
Post # 12
Oh girl my wedding was at 10 am… I was up before the roosters were getting things together… downside of the day…Starbucks doesn’t open till 6 on Saturday and we had to get on the road at like 545, thank God for coffee pots! lol
I’m sure your Big Day is gonna be GREAT!!!!!!!! 😉
Post # 13
my wedding is a sunday. 🙂
and it’s also a 3 day weekend, so that’s why we chose it. it lets everyone from out of town get here on saturday so they don’t have to take any days off on friday.
people have been like what? sunday? frankly i don’t care. it’s MY wedding. they can chose not to come if that is more convenient for them.
Post # 14
We had a Sunday wedding. Ceremony at 4:30, cocktail hour, and then dinner and dancing, and the party was still going strong well past 11pm. Don’t underestimate your guests…or the appeal of a good party 🙂
Post # 15
We’re having a Sunday wedding, though it is in a church. I think most people just aren’t familiar with weddings on a Sunday. Ours is a very sacred ceremony, and so we didn’t think it was too much of a problem being on a Sunday. People may think it is selfish because that is a day typically set aside for worship and family, and if people have to travel to a late afternoon/evening wedding, that makes it very hard for work the next day. Thankfully, ours is getting over early enough to allow my friends and family to make it back to town at least one hour before a typical bedtime hour. 🙂