(Closed) Would a Sunday night wedding be awful for our guests?

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 47
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Since its local I don’t see that it would be a problem. I’m a Sunday bride & I’m also getting married at least 2 1/2 hrs away for most of our guests. Ours isn’t going to be very big though, but I am trying to plan it time wise where the guests that are going to head back home afterwards won’t get home too late but also where the ones staying over night can still have a good time. We are thinking of doing a “reception” for everyone & then like an after party after all that is done with for our close friends & family staying.

Post # 48
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937 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I got married on a Sunday too- my hubs is Jewish. We were married Labor Day weekend though, so all of our guests had off on Monday, anyway- so it felt the same as a Sat night wedding.

Post # 49
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

If you do a sunday wedding…can you do it a little earlier?

You want people to be able to relax and have a good time. It hurts when people leave early.  It would suck if you had people leaving mid-way thru your reception because they felt like they had to get up early for work. Your wedding party and close family wouldn’t….but your “regular guests” may leave early. Maybe you could get married in the afternoon and have the reception from like 5-9pm

Post # 50
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11050 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m a Sunday bride. The reason why we chose a Sunday was because we want a relaxed yet formal feel to it and the Saturday will be easier to get our nails done etc. As another bee said people who want to be there will be there and will if they can take the appropriate day off.

Post # 52
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I just had friends get married on a Sunday and it was pretty disappointing for the bride.  We stayed the entire time, but most people left right after dinner.  Their wedding started at 11:30 and was supposed to be over by 6 but most people left around 3:30-4:00.  We stayed the entire time, but she was so disappointed seeing people leave so early.  And honestly, I don’t really think  you can blame them.

Post # 53
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Bumble bee

I don’t even go to sleep normally til about 1am or so, so I would love a Sunday wedding!  For me, it’s much preferable to a Friday wedding since I can’t take off on Fridays at my job at all and neither can my bf.  So that means we have to usually battle 5 o’clock traffic to get to just the reception and by then (from getting up at 5:30 am that day) we ALWAYS leave early because we’re exhausted and would like to not crash our car on the way home because we’re asleep at the wheel…..

Post # 54
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@katiegirl84: I think it’s a little different for people to leave at 3:30 than to leave a nighttime wedding at 9:30.  That said, her wedding was 6 1/2 hours long, so maybe people were just tired by that point.

Post # 55
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Bumble bee

@katiegirl84:

No, anyone that is leaving in the middle of the afternoon on a Sunday is a rude boor.  I mean really?  Do these people leave the mall on Sundays by mid afternoon because they are just so tired, lol?  Do they all nap on Sundays or something?  That’s like me getting to my job in the morning and telling my boss I HAVE to leave two hours early because I’m just so exhausted. 😛

That doesn’t make sense.  It’s the freakin afternoon on the weekend – why in the world did they not have enough stamina to do something from 11:30 – 6?  Were the people that left elderly/fragile?  If not, I’m sure they would have left a Saturday night wedding two hours early too…

Post # 56
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Buzzing bee

As someone else said, Sunday is fine, but as a guest I’d prefer Friday. 

Post # 57
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1485 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I also was deciding between a Sunday and Friday, and decided to do a Sunday brunch! Fiance and I both aren’t dancers and wanted something more laid back, so we thought early sunday would work better for us.  Also, since most of our guests are coming from out of town they won’t have to take off work early friday for travel and should have time to get back home sunday after hte wedding.  it all depends on the feel you are going for.  If we had wanted something more formal with a dinner I would have probably opted for the Friday night instead.  I am not sure if you have thought about any of your other vendors, but maybe if their prices are differnt on friday/sunday that would also help you decide!

 

Good luck! 

Post # 58
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Miss OBG: I agree, that seems very long for a daytime wedding.

Post # 59
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5983 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

We had a Sunday 3pm wedding. most people were gone by 10pm. but some people that had to travel left right after dinner because of work the next day. but most of our guest list was immediate family which took Monday off. It was only our friends who lived far away who had to leave early. We made sure to give everyone plenty of time so they knew the wedding was on a Sunday. Make sure you send save the dates so they can prepare. 

I love Sunday weddings and ours was amazing. 🙂  

Post # 60
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Helper bee

Just wanted to chime in that as a guest, I VERY strongly prefer Sunday over Friday, especially if the weddnig is out of town. Even if it’s in town, though 🙂

Post # 61
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

it was a long wedding, and i was just saying what happened.

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