Angie
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How do you feel about Sunday weddings?

Angie, on January 6, 2021 at 9:33 AM Posted in Planning 0 48
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Hello everyone! I am newly engaged and currently looking at venues. I'm seriously considering having my wedding on a Sunday due to the fact that most of the places I've seen are nearly half off as opposed to having it on a Saturday! I'm expecting to have around 100-120 guests and my family likes to party, I'm just worried since it's on a Sunday it won't have that "party" vibe.

What are some pros and cons of having a wedding on a Sunday? If you had your wedding on a Sunday, how did you like it?

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Latest activity by Slrhoshi, on January 12, 2021 at 9:40 AM
  • Jasmine E.
    Rockstar May 2022
    Jasmine E. ·
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    We're doing a Sunday wedding since most of our guests are Jewish and would never come to a Saturday wedding. You may also save money on bar costs since people probably won't drink as much. Some venues will even charge you less for it! The downside is guests will have to travel home on Monday, and potentially miss work for it.
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  • A
    Super September 2020
    Alli ·
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    We always leave after dinner at Sunday weddings; definitely not a party vibe in my opinion. But it is whatever works for your budget!
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  • Lisa
    Rockstar July 2022
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    Congratulations on your engagement!! Sunday weddings are great for brunch/afternoon weddings. You could also still have the party atmosphere on a Sunday (late night dancing, drinks, etc), though some people may opt to leave the event earlier than normal if they have to work the next day. Have you considered a Friday wedding? Those are usually still cheaper than Saturday weddings, and you can still have that party atmosphere that you're looking for!
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  • Sarah
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    Our wedding is on a Sunday and all of our guests are planning on celebrating with us into the night. I think since Covid hit, a lot of wedding "rules" have gone out the window and people are starting to look at celebrations differently. Our wedding was originally going to be on a Saturday, but we had to postpone to a Sunday due to availability. All of our out of town guests are now taking Monday off instead of Friday and are planning to party with us throughout the night. Our local guests are doing the same, so it will essentially have the same vibe as a Saturday wedding. I think a lot depends on who your guests are and how committed they are to celebrating with you. Even before Covid, I've been to a couple of Sunday weddings that didn't feel any different than a Saturday wedding due to the amount of people who took the following Monday off.

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  • Meghan
    Master October 2019
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    If you want to have a good party, I would not have a Sunday wedding. Have you considered Friday? A lot of venues discount for Friday weddings also. Sunday weddings are typically earlier in the day to allow people to get home and prepare for the coming work day. If you have a Friday evening wedding, you can have your party vibe and your guests have the entire weekend to recover.

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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    I would be fine with a local wedding on a Sunday, but definitely wouldn’t be drinking and partying all night. I would probably stay for the main reception events and then call it a night.
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  • Sexypoodle
    Master October 2021
    Sexypoodle ·
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    I originally wanted of Sunday wedding and it was going to be a nice jazz brunch concept (like a sexy chill day party). But then we randomly decided to have a fun Vegas wedding instead at one of the hotels/casinos on the strip. So we scrapped the original Sunday brunch idea and shifted to a Saturday evening.


    My main thought with Sunday weddings is to keep everything earlier because work the next day will always be in the back of peoples minds. So that will cause guests to not fully get into a late night party vibe.
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  • Angie
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    Angie ·
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    I didn't even consider bar costs, that's a good point! Smiley smile Thankfully most of my family lives in the same city so I'm hoping everyone will still be able to make it to work the next day if that's what they're planning on doing.

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  • Angie
    Dedicated March 2022
    Angie ·
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    Thank you! Smiley shame I've heard people say Friday weddings are still a bit pricey but I will definitely look into that when I finally tour some venues this month. I'm also planning on getting married some time in March which I think is off-peak season? So hopefully that will save us a bit as well.

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  • Angie
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    Angie ·
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    That's awesome your guests are making those arrangements for you! I'm hoping ours will do the same if we end up doing that.

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  • Meghan
    Expert September 2021
    Meghan ·
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    Our venue only had Sunday weddings available since there were so many rescheduled weddings. A tad worried about people leaving, but think those who are close will do so and we did get a cheaper price which is always helpful.
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  • Angie
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    I would love to have a Friday wedding, I've just heard people say Friday weddings are usually not too much cheaper Smiley sad but I'm gonna look into it once I finally start touring venues this month! I'm trying not to spend an outrageous amount on the venue alone, so I'm just preparing myself in case the best option would be on a Sunday. But fingers crossed I find a good price for a Friday!

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  • SHY
    Master January 2022
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    I wouldn't be opposed to attending a Sunday wedding, but I def. would be less likely to attend, or leave early. My FH and I are both essential employees, so we've worked throughout the whole pandemic. If we were invited to a Sunday wedding, we'd have to either decline or leave early depending on how far it was from our home. We'd just have to make sure we had time to wind down and prepare for work on Monday!

    If you're okay with the possibility of guests leaving early for that reason (as well as those with children going to school), then I think it's fine to do that! If you don't want to risk it, then I'd look into a Friday wedding (usually costs more than Sundays, but still cheaper than a Saturday), or consider having your wedding earlier in the day on Sunday! Smiley shame

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  • Lisa
    Rockstar July 2022
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    From what I've noticed, Friday weddings are typically priced cheaper than Saturday, but more expensive than Sunday. It's definitely worth looking into, but overall, you should pick the date that works best for you and your fiance. March being off-season will likely help keep the pricing low as well! Enjoy the venue tours, I hope you're able to find the perfect venue for your wedding!
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  • Yasmine
    Rockstar October 2020
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    I think the biggest con is that people will either have to take off that Monday or possibly go to work hungover if they plan on drinking. I personally wouldn't do that because I know that our guests like to drink lol. I would rather do a Friday wedding than a Sunday wedding.


    But if you & your guests aren't big drinkers then go for it!
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  • Angie
    Dedicated March 2022
    Angie ·
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    This is what I'm worried about too but in the back of my mind I know the people closest to me will make the arrangements especially since it's over a year away Smiley smile I hope yours will do the same!

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  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2022
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    It's really a know your crowd thing. Is Friday an option for a party vibe? Sundays are fine if you something very subdued but most people will leave early if they attend at all..citing work the next day as their excuse.
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  • Hanna
    VIP June 2019
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    I've been to dozens of black tie Sunday evening weddings and the only guests I recall leaving early were elderly folks. Like the first PP, most of my extended family and friends are Jewish so we're used to late night Sunday weddings with party vibes. Lots of drinking and lots of partying well into the night. The last Sunday evening wedding that I attended before Covid was at the Four Seasons and most of us went to the after-party which ended at 1 am. This has been my experience with Sunday weddings!

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  • Mrs. Spring
    Master April 2021
    Mrs. Spring ·
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    I recommend trying a Friday instead of a sunday. Many people will leave early unless you do it Sunday morning.
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  • Angie
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    Angie ·
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    I completely understand I'm that type of person that like to just relax on Sunday's! More than likely if I end up having it on a Sunday I will have it start and end a little early but I really hope I can find a good price for a Friday.

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