(Closed) Why is a non-religious Sunday wedding such a foreign concept to people?

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

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! πŸ˜‰

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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! πŸ™‚

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
Bee
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Buzzing bee
  • 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 πŸ™‚

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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. πŸ™‚

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

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 # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

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!!!!!!!! πŸ˜‰

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

my wedding is a sunday. πŸ™‚

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.

totally works.

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

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 πŸ™‚

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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.  πŸ™‚ 

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