Rachel
Savvy May 2018

Sunday Weddings- Your thoughts?

Rachel, on November 9, 2017 at 7:04 PM Posted in Planning 0 73
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I? am having a Sunday wedding because they are SO much cheaper where I? live. I? am starting to feel slightly worried because I? have already had some people tell me they won't be able to get off work that Monday so coming to the wedding may not be an option (even though it will end at 9:30pm). I?'m inviting around 130 people total, and I'm hoping that turns out to be 100-115 people and not any less because I? still want it to be a lively event. (There will be alcohol, just FYI)

I? just wanted to see what people's thoughts were about Sunday weddings. I? want it to be fun and I? don't want my guests worrying about the work week ahead while they are there.

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Latest activity by An, on November 15, 2017 at 11:07 AM
  • Katie
    Expert July 2018
    Katie ·
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    You can still have a lively event with fewer than 100 guests!

    That being said, check with your VIPs if they can make Sunday. That should be your priority.

    I personally would think twice about going to a Sunday wedding, esp if it's out of town, but depends on my relationship with the bride/groom.

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  • M
    Just Said Yes August 2018
    Mikayla ·
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    My friends got married on a Sunday and a bunch of people were still there . Theirs was a big wedding tho like 350 people. But mostly everyone still showed up

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  • jerzgrlnmd
    Expert May 2018
    jerzgrlnmd ·
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    My sister had a Sunday wedding..it started around 3:30pm and ended around 10pm...a few of the older folks left early but the dance floor was packed until the lights came on. My family ended up taking Monday off but since mostly everyone was local, a lot of people went to work the next day.

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  • Rachel
    Savvy May 2018
    Rachel ·
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    I don't have a lot of out of town guests, and the majority of the out of town guests that are invited are family and they are most definitely coming.

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  • Anna
    Super October 2017
    Anna ·
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    Honestly it's kind of annoying as a guest but you will never please everybody. Check with your VIPs and if they're cool with it then go for it.

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  • Kristin
    Dedicated July 2018
    Kristin ·
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    I do not get a lot of PTO so if I had to travel and stay overnight and take off Monday it would definitely depend on my relationship with the bride and groom and my PTO situation at the time of the wedding.

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  • Bailey
    Devoted January 2018
    Bailey ·
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    We have a Sunday wedding at 2. We will still serve soups and such, but we had it late enough for the church crowd and early enough to get people home at a good time.

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  • Jennifer
    Savvy October 2018
    Jennifer ·
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    We are having a Sunday wedding on a holiday weekend. For our OOT guests, it was actually okay, as most have that Monday off! The wedding will be about 3:00-11:00 (but all the major events done by 8:30, with lots of dancing!)

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  • PonyGirl618
    Savvy July 2018
    PonyGirl618 ·
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    We're doing a Sunday wedding but it'll be like 12-6pm and I'm still stressing everyone leaving early lmao

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  • Leila
    Super October 2017
    Leila ·
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    If it ends at 9:30 I think it will be fine .

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  • Jessica
    Dedicated March 2018
    Jessica ·
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    Jewish weddings can't be on Saturdays, so most end up being on Sunday and are still hopping. Especially as you mention that you don't have many OOT guests and that you'd plan it to end at 9:30, a Sunday wedding should be extremely reasonable. Most of your guests shouldn't need to take off of work Monday, although a few may leave an hour or so early.

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  • H
    November 2018
    happeningmom ·
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    No matter what day you pick there will be people who will not attend for a variety of reasons. Go with the date you want, if it is a Sunday then those who want to be there will and if someone doesn't show don't worry about it. My daughter is getting married on a Thursday as it is $3000 grand cheaper for the hall alone. We considered a Sunday but after speaking to the coordinator at the hall we decided on a Thursday as it gives us those people from out of town to have a fun weekend and gives us all the time to spend the weekend together.

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    Expert May 2018
    2018wedding ·
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    If they can't stay until 930 on a Sunday, they aren't a lively group anyways.

    Maybe it is because of kids?

    My wedding is on a Sunday, and I fear the same but everything is booked so no reason to stress.

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  • TheWrightGirl
    Super November 2017
    TheWrightGirl ·
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    I'm having my wedding on a Sunday and I'm looking forward to it ending at 9:00. I'm also expecting a lot of my locals to head out around 8:00 because they will have work the next day. I'm totally okay with this and I'm not expecting a huge party atmosphere. As long as you're okay with these things, it should be a nice evening for everyone.

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  • Terri
    Dedicated November 2017
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    Hi! We got married this past Sunday. We started at 4pm and ended at 10pm. We had a blast! A few people left a little early, but not that many. In our case, these same people would have left early on a Friday or Saturday. The bottom line is those people that really want to be there for your day WILL be there regardless of the day of the week you get married.

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  • Leeann
    Super August 2017
    Leeann ·
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    Sunday weddings kind of suck. Your guests really have to plan depending on what time your wedding is. A brunch wedding is your best bet and offer mimosas and Bloody Mary's. End your wedding early (8pm) and serve either an early dinner or a full lunch.

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  • FutureMrsWhite
    Dedicated April 2018
    FutureMrsWhite ·
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    I'd be leaving a Sunday wedding about 6:00 pm so I can wind down and get ready for the week.

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  • Amanda
    Master October 2018
    Amanda ·
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    I think Sunday weddings are fine .. obviously most prefer sat weddings .. but Sundays can be great money savers .. I will say o HATE Thursday weddings lol but apparently they are a thing people do

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  • Mary
    Dedicated June 2018
    Mary ·
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    My wedding sill be on a Sunday. Let people know early and it'll be fine.

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  • Shai
    VIP August 2018
    Shai ·
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    I'm having a sunday wedding as well for all the same reasons as you. Everything will be over by 9 and my venue is very convenient to where all of our family live which are all in the area so if ppl couldn't take off for Monday they should still be fine for work the next day and school will be out for summer. I just see it as whoever truly wants to be there will be there.

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