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Sunday weddings yay or nay?

FutureMrsTurcios, on March 12, 2016 at 2:00 PM Posted in Planning 0 85
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What are pros and cons of having a Sunday wedding?

FH and I found a venue we fell in love with but price for Saturday seems way out of our budget. Has anyone had a Sunday wedding? Has anyone attended a wedding on a Sunday, what were your thoughts?

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Latest activity by None, on March 15, 2016 at 10:33 AM
  • EmilyJ
    VIP May 2016
    EmilyJ ·
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    I've never attended a Sunday wedding. But I feel like a Sunday wedding should be brunch.

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  • OMW
    Master August 2013
    OMW ·
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    Pros: Cheaper

    Cons: Maybe not as many will accept or stay late.

    I would personally LOVE to attend a Sunday brunch wedding, but not a Sunday night wedding. I would be gone by 7 or 8 because of school/work the next morning (I have to be at work at 6:45am). I hate going out Sunday nights.

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  • Celia Milton
    Celia Milton ·
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    He do them every weeknd in season. Usually a little earlier in the day, a bit more laid back in tone, but beautiful and usually cheaper.

    Do it!

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  • Marsup
    Devoted October 2016
    Marsup ·
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    We are doing a Sunday. But we are not party peoples I we are going with a more laid back feel. Reception over by 8

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  • Marsup
    Devoted October 2016
    Marsup ·
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    Plus it was 3000 cheaper.

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  • Mrswelch
    Master December 2017
    Mrswelch ·
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    Our wedding date is on a Sunday. Smiley smile There's nothing wrong with it if you know the pros and cons and are cool with it anyway!

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  • ChocolatierKT
    VIP September 2016
    ChocolatierKT ·
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    It's just a different kind of party. Nothing wrong with it. We went to a Friday wedding because of yhe Saturday costs too. It's such a difference!

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  • ZeldaBride
    Master April 2017
    ZeldaBride ·
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    We're doing a Sunday wedding, because that's our only guaranteed day off work. We've already asked our guests with school-aged children (namely my brother's family) if they're okay with that, and they said it was fine. I don't expect them to stay until the reception ends at 10, since they live a couple hours away, but I'm sure they'll stay as late as they can. Our other guests with kids are either OOT and broke, so we don't expect them to come anyways, or their kids are too young to worry about school the next morning. I'm not too worried about our normal friends with 9-5 jobs, since we're not going to be partying all night. At least, I hadn't thought about having any after-party. And 10 seems like a good ending time to me.

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  • Rachel DellaPorte
    Rachel DellaPorte ·
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    There's nothing wrong with a Sunday wedding. The only difference will be that people will tend to look at their watches instead of just playing the reception by ear.

    You're getting married in December, and that's the time of year when the days are the shortest. Because of that, you can actually get the feel of an evening wedding -- and that's a plus for a Sunday wedding. Schedule your ceremony for 3:00, have your cocktail hour between 3:30 - 4:30, and by the time the reception starts, you've got an evening sky and four hours to party. Wrap it up by 8:30 or 9:00, and it'll be great.

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  • SoontoBeMrsRossi
    Devoted August 2016
    SoontoBeMrsRossi ·
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    We are doing a Sunday as well, originally due to most people we know all work Saturdays and have Sunday off and alot of them work together so they would not all be able to come. It will all end by 7pm, somewhat laid back, somewhat semi formal, But so far everyone we have talked to is able to come, so we are excited! And like others, it saved us a ton of money, thousands

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  • Laura S
    Super December 2016
    Laura S ·
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    I'd go if it was a brunch wedding. If it was later, I'd probably leave early (if local) or skip entirely (if OOT and had to take off work Monday). Currently you're my date twin on Saturday, 12/3. Remember, time off at work is at a premium this time of year for your guests...many will only have a few days of PTO left at the end of the year and may rather use it for holiday celebrations or trips. Also, if you're doing a Sunday, make sure it's 12/4 and not the Sunday before...that's Thanksgiving weekend!

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  • Sarah H.
    Master September 2016
    Sarah H. ·
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    We're doing our wedding on Sunday from 1-7. Almost everyone is local so that's a plus however it wasn't any cheaper for me to do it on Sunday. Also they are giving me Friday and Saturday to set up and do a rehearsal.

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  • Angel
    VIP October 2016
    Angel ·
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    I have never attended a Sunday wedding, but I would. I suggest an afternoon time vs an evening time.

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  • MrsKristenS
    Master August 2016
    MrsKristenS ·
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    I've attended Sunday weddings, and I'll tell you that it's definitely a different atmosphere in comparison to a Saturday evening- a lot less party. Much quieter. I don't prefer them- I like to have wine without worrying about work the next day haha.

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  • Sara
    Master April 2017
    Sara ·
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    I have been to Sunday wedding both in town and out. You will have to think about your guests. It may not an amazing party and people may leave early. I prefer afternoon on Sunday rather than night.

    Alot of venues also do discounts for Friday nights. That might be something to think about as well.

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  • Colleen
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    Colleen ·
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    I haven't attended a Sunday wedding but definitely would. I wanted to have our wedding on Sunday, but DH really wanted an evening wedding so we are having our wedding Friday evening. Just be sure, as others suggested, to have it end early. I would say no later than 8 pm.

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  • Jenny92
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    Jenny92 ·
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    I'm doing a sunday wedding, it's a lot cheaper. Plus my venue has a food and beverage minimum and it's also thousands of dollars cheaper on a sunday.

    As a plus it's on mine and FH's anniversary which happens to be memorial weekend, so in hoping a lot of people wont work the next day

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  • twostep127
    Super June 2016
    twostep127 ·
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    We attended an OOT Jewish Sunday wedding a few years ago and it was a blast, but I think many guests were accustomed to this because Jewish weddings typically take place on Sundays (at least that's what we were told, not very well versed in this department)! If we were invited to a local Sunday wedding I'd definitely still attend and enjoy myself, but would probably be less into the "party" atmosphere knowing I had to go to work the next day.

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  • Niki
    Master June 2016
    Niki ·
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    I'm doing a sunday semi-destination summer wedding. Most of our guests are arriving Friday or Saturday and staying until at least monday-tuesday, if not the whole week.

    Saturdays on the outer banks are basically a traffic nightmare as thats the day weekly vacation homes generally switch over - everyone is both leaving, and entering the island through a narrow two lane bridge. traffic basically crawls from 10 am to 4 pm.

    The thought of having a wedding in the midst of all that made me feel like I was gonna die. So.. Sunday it is.

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  • FutureMrsTurcios
    Super December 2016
    FutureMrsTurcios ·
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    @Jennifer that is the exact situation we are currently in. The venue we really liked also has a food/bev. minimum and if we move our date over to Sunday, it'd be on our anniversary.

    we def. would move it to December 4th (our dating anniversary) as opposed to the weekend prior which falls on Thanksgiving.

    But we would more than likely consider doing it in the evening and not brunch. Maybe ceremony at 4 and reception from 5 to 10 or 11?

    95% of our guests are local and this venue would be about a 25 min drive for pretty much everyone.

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