Kristina
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Sunday Wedding?

Kristina, on January 15, 2020 at 6:23 PM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 0 23
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As of right now we would be able to save A LOT more if we have a Sunday wedding rather than a Saturday wedding. We had it planned for 4 pm - 10 pm or maybe 3 pm - 10 pm. (not 100% sure which start time)

Opinions on Sunday weddings? I haven't been to many weddings myself so i'm curious.

We don't have many guests that are traveling from out of state, and the venue is pretty close to everyone's home.

So my fiance and I thought maybe it would be worth saving the extra money and have it on a Sunday.

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  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
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    I don't mind them, we have been to a few. Usually there isn't as much drinking or late partying since people work the next day but they are still perfectly fun!

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  • Cristina
    Devoted October 2020
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    I will be having a Sunday wedding this October and we chose Sunday also for the price. Our wedding will be from 4-10pm. Honestly I think it's fine because I figured if people wanted they could request the Monday off and the other thing is since it's over at 10:00 it's not too late. I think from a cost stand point your guest will understand. My only worry will be if people leave early because it is Sunday but I'm hoping most of our guests will stay until the end.

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  • Kristen
    Master November 2020
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    My friend did exactly that and people still went. People like me were out by 8 which was enough to be present for everything because I had work the next day and was not going to take off.

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  • Mcskipper
    Master July 2018
    Mcskipper ·
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    Sunday’s fine, but I would start early and end early. I think you’ll find a lot of people won’t stay out much past 9 if they have to work the next morning ! (3-9 works, that was about what our wedding was, and it was a nice timeline)
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  • Caitlin
    Dedicated September 2021
    Caitlin ·
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    I attended a Sunday wedding that was 11 am - 5 pm and everybody was very happy with that, although people didn't drink or dance as much as they might have if it had happened later.
    If you have only a few people travelling then I think it's an excellent way to cut costs! We looked into that but realized that most of both sides had to travel so we had to go with Saturday.
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  • Mrs. Sarantos
    Master November 2019
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    My Sunday wedding was 3-8. I didn’t want to end late because some people drove back home to go to work Monday. Most people did drink and dance though.
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  • Lauren
    Rockstar February 2020
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    Both of my brothers had a Sunday wedding! I considered doing it due to the cost savings with a lot of the venues I looked at. I ended up doing a Saturday since my venue was a great price for a Saturday wedding. I say go for it! I think each of their weddings ended around 8pm, though.

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  • Melanie
    Dedicated May 2020
    Melanie ·
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    I’m having a Sunday wedding this May and it’ll be 4-10.
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  • Alejandra
    Expert November 2020
    Alejandra ·
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    We’re doing a Sunday wedding! Partially for the same reason and the other reason is that our venue was out of Saturday’s. I don’t mind them, just remember to give your guests lots of time to plan. They might need to ask for Monday off.
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  • Amber
    Rockstar February 2020
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    We're having a Sunday wedding from 3-8. Our venue was out of Saturday's and it's also saved us a few bucks along the way.

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  • Samantha
    Savvy September 2020
    Samantha ·
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    I'm having a Sunday brunch wedding and we saving almost $5000 because of all the Sunday discounts!!!
    You can also do it at that 3-10 time frame so guests can still attend church. You might even get away with ending it alittle early due to work the next morning!
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  • Holly
    Beginner May 2021
    Holly ·
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    Yeah, I think that's totally fine. As others have said, if it would a Saturday, people would have to take Friday off anyway! Taking a Monday off is no more or less or a problem. I think it's a great way to save money, especially if you are naturally into more low key stuff (as we are). Weddings don't have to be all dancing and drinking, they can be what ever you want!
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  • Sare
    Dedicated August 2020
    Sare ·
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    It's funny, I was always against sunday weddings until it came to planning my own and realized how drastic the price difference was. A good tip that I can give to you is that if you don't have your heart set on a specific date: pick a sunday that has a long weekend! That's what I did. So I basically got a saturday wedding with the sunday price because everyone is off the following day due to a holiday. If that's the rout you want to go, make sure you look at holidays and book them in advance because long weekends typically get booked up very quickly

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  • Cassandra7
    Super August 2006
    Cassandra7 ·
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    Our Sunday wedding was 4 to about 9. We chose Sunday because parking would be easier and there would be less noise from the street. It was fine.

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  • Taylor
    Rockstar October 2020
    Taylor Online ·
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    I think it's fine if everyone is in the area. You'll save so much money on not only the venue, but alcohol as well. I say, do it!!

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  • Andrea
    VIP April 2020
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    For me, I would probably attend a Sunday wedding no problem and because I have a job more on the flexible side in terms of scheduling, I'd probably take the Monday after off. But for us, our venue fee didn't change if it was a Friday, Saturday or Sunday. So of course we chose SaturdaySmiley shame

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  • Sherry
    Rockstar September 2019
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    Ours was on a Sunday. My only suggestion going off of mine is that we had our reception scheduled for 3:30 pm - 9 pm and all of the guests were gone and we were cleaned up by 7:30 pm. Our ceremony started at 2 pm.

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  • Kari
    Super May 2020
    Kari ·
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    If you are doing a Sunday wedding I would suggest a brunch or afternoon ceremony, vs one later in the day that runs until 10pm at night. Even if guests live locally, they are unlikely to party straight until 10pm if they work a standard 9-5 job and have to get themselves to work (and possibly kids to school) the next day. You'll end up with guests who leave early or force them to take the next day off. If you have a lot of guests who work in retail or the restaurant industry (or another industry with shifted work schedules) then a Sunday evening wedding may be less of an issue for them.

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  • Kristina
    Dedicated March 2021
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    I just wanted to add that the wedding will be at the start of Spring break in my county. (Spring break starts March 22 2021 and the wedding would be March 21 2021) Maybe that could play in my favor?

    Thanks for all the advice! Smiley smile

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  • Jennifer
    Super April 2020
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    I would see if the Friday prices are similar! As a guest, I would prefer a Friday wedding to a Sunday wedding, but that is just me Smiley smile

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