Sunday Weddings

First off, I just have to say, I LOVE this site! It's been extremely helpful and everyone seems to be so nice!

I'm pretty new here (just got engaged in July), so if this topic was already brought up I apologize. I was just wondering, do people mind attending weddings on a Sunday. After all our location hunting, it's obvious that it would be less expensive to hold a wedding on a Sunday. My fiance and I are shouldering the whole bill, so to have it on a Sunday seems more practical for us. A friend at work said she would hate to attend a wedding on a Sunday. But the way I see it, if people don't want to attend just because it's held on a Sunday, then we shouldn't care if they are there or not anyway. What do you all think?
Posted on September 2, 2007 at 2:16 pm
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Ms.Sumomo
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CONGRATS!!!! If the couple are my close friends, I'll be there for their wedding. No matter what day their wedding is. But if I'm not really close to them. They just an acquaintance I will have to skip it esp. if its in the evening.
Posted on September 2, 2007 at 2:21 pm
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I dont think that people will mind if it is a Sunday wedding... I would still attend.
Posted on September 2, 2007 at 2:26 pm
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Welcome to the boards and congrats on your engagement!

Your close friends and family will come, no matter if Saturday or Sunday. However, if most of your guests are out-of-towners, they may not be able to attend. Also, people may not party as hard - which can be a good thing!
Posted on September 2, 2007 at 2:29 pm
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Welcome & congrats.

I think you have to think about your guests. Are most of them coming from out of town? Is a Sunday wedding easy for everyone? It also comes down to what you want. If a lot of your guests are out of town fewer may come on to a Sunday wedding. Is this a situation you are open to?

Our wedding is on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. We were very torn about having the ceremony on a holiday weekend, but decided this would give most of our guests time to travel since most of them are out of town.

GL and keep us posted on your progress.
Posted on September 2, 2007 at 3:50 pm
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We had a wedding on a Sunday and it wasn't a problem. We also figured that the people who cared enough wouldn't care which day the wedding was and would show up regardless. We definitely saved a lot of money by having on "off season" in April and on a Sunday.

GL!
Posted on September 2, 2007 at 4:43 pm
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I agree with the pp...if I were to attend a wedding on a Saturday, I would come to the same wedding on a Sunday. That said, you might want to set it earlier in the day that you would a Saturday wedding so that your guests can get home afterwards. Maybe a 1 pm ceremony, so it will all wrap up around 9 pm? Or have a morning wedding and lunch reception...even better for your guests (they can catch evening flights home or drive home and still get ready for their work week) AND cheaper for you (breakfast and lunch receptions are A LOT cheaper than dinner). You can still have dancing and such (if you're planning that) and wrap the whole shebang up around 5 pm.
Posted on September 2, 2007 at 9:38 pm
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If it's a Sunday wedding, it'll be good if it's a day time wedding. Otherwise, a lot of guests will leave early during the reception. DH and I had been to a few Sunday weddings (one of them was DH's cousin's) and it was hard for us because we had to fly back to Maui on Sunday evening and we actually didn't even make it to their reception because our flight took off before the reception even started!
Posted on September 2, 2007 at 11:07 pm
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I think it mostly depends on how far the location is from most of your guests and what time you plan to have it. Most people have to get up early on Mondays for work. Having it on a holiday weekend is an option, but then threes also traffic so try not to have your wedding take place in or around a holiday destination....like the beach, parks ect... Your guests will appreciate the thought and consideration.
Posted on September 3, 2007 at 3:08 am
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Congratulations!!!!
I think any day for a wedding is fine....after all, you are giving invitations regarding the event in advance so, I think it is enough time to request the days off...if required....and, like you said...too bad if you miss out...
Posted on September 3, 2007 at 3:50 am
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We're doing a Sunday wedding on a holiday weekend. Just keep in mind that people will be looking towards the door when it starts to get late. This issue actually made us not decide on my first choice location because they made it start at 6. We're probably going to start at 4. As far as alcohol is concerned, you can probably get away with a little less than normal for a Sunday night wedding.
Posted on September 3, 2007 at 6:08 am
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I'm getting married on a Sunday as well! I was stressing out about it when it came to decision-making time (last week!), but my fiance broke it down to - look we're going to be giving most folks almost a year's notice, if they want to be there, they will plan for it :) Plus, we are getting married in the Philippines so most of our close friends from here will already be on vacation, and those who live locally are so happy to have us hold our wedding there, that it won't matter. :)
Posted on September 3, 2007 at 7:11 pm
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Just like the pps have stated, a Sunday wedding is definately doable, but just be careful when you time it and be aware of where most of your guests will be traveling from.

A friend of mine got married on a Sunday at 5pm in San Diego. He and his wife were the only people on the guest list that live in San Diego. Her family lives in Folsom, and his family lives in Alameda. Most of their friends live in the Bay Area or LA. They basically made most everyone take a day off from work to attend. Or many, like us, left the reception early to drive back to LA. When they did the cake cutting, garter toss and bouquet toss, it was painfully obvious they did it in a hurry because people wanted to leave.

I would definately have it in the late morning or early afternoon. Unless most of your guests live in the area, then you could have it later.
Good luck!
Posted on September 3, 2007 at 7:26 pm
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We've been to a few sunday weddings. They seem to be pretty normal nowadays. I'd say go for it!
Posted on September 14, 2007 at 4:23 am
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congrats! :-) FI and i attended a sunday afternoon wedding and was perfectly fine with it. if it was a sunday evening wedding, i'm not sure we would've stayed as long... if you're going to have it on a sunday, i say go all out on saving the wallet by making it daytime too hehe. unfortunately for me, i can't have it in the off-season or friday/sunday. a lot of east coasters flying in and a bunch of nieces & nephews who are in school. good luck!
Posted on September 15, 2007 at 4:10 pm

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