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Picking wedding date - Saturday vs. Sunday

Hey girls! I've always wanted to get married on a Saturday night and loved the date August 23, 2014. My fiance wants to change the date to Sunday night, Labor Day Weekend, August 31st after hearing we would be saving $10k by switching from Saturday night to Sunday night. Would you girls do it? Or pay the extra $ for your dream wedding on a Saturday night? Any good or bad opinions about getting married on a holiday weekend?

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    I know a lot of places by me charge more on holiday weekends vs a regular Saturday. However, I have noticed that Sundays vs Saturdays are cheaper, as are Fridays and off seasons. If you do opt for a holiday weekend, I would highly recommend getting STDs out early as well as blocking hotel rooms.
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    I would double check with your venue. Usually Sundays on holiday weekends do not count as Sundays but rather Saturdays.

    For what it's worth, we're getting married on a Sunday, and it seems like it will work out fine. 
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    If I had the day off on Monday, I'd go and enjoy myself have a few drinks stay till it ended.

    If I had to work the next day, I'd attend the ceremony and leave right after dinner.
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    edited March 2013
    I was originally dead set on getting married on a Saturday night.  We went to our venue and picked a Saturday.  Then the manager said, I know you don't want a Sunday, but let me just show you what you can have on a Sunday instead.  He ended up showing us the grand ballroom, which we couldn't have on a Saturday because we didn't have anough people, and gave us better pricing than a Saturday.  I caved... a nicer room, more people and less money... I was sold! Although Saturdays are obviously ideal, the pros outweighed the cons to me.  
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    I'm with Stage. Unless it's a best friend or a sibling, I would probably decline a Sunday evening wedding.  Sunday afternoon, I would attend.  I just don't like being out late on a Sunday when I have to get up for work the next day.

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    Sunday night of a holiday weekend is probably not any cheaper than Saturday night.  Check with your venue to see if this is true before you consider it.
     
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    Definitely ask your VIP guests if they will still be able to make a Sunday night weekend wedding. For a 10k difference, I'd probably seriously consider it!
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    I agree with the PPs that you should make sure that a holiday Sunday isn't the same price as a regular Saturday. 

    Also, I may be in the minority here, but I'd prefer to attend a Sunday night wedding during a regular week than one durng a holiday weekend. I'd suck it up and be tired Monday morning to support my friends or a family member.  Honestly, in the past I have resented weddings during holiday weekends - FI and I have really demanding work schedules that often run into our weekends, and we use every vacation we can to get away from it all. Plus, airfare tends to be higher during holiday weekends. That said, I've also sucked it up and spent those weekends at weddings for family and friends. 

    I completely understand the lure of saving so much money, but maybe a Sunday afternoon wedding during a non-holiday weekend would be a good compromise? 
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    edited March 2013
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_chit-chat_picking-wedding-date-saturday-vs-sunday?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:14Discussion:4e1fe655-533e-405e-a348-554c1e8663b5Post:042b200d-45c4-4a29-877c-bca8fb2ea121">Picking wedding date - Saturday vs. Sunday</a>:
    [QUOTE]Hey girls! I've always wanted to get married on a Saturday night and loved the date August 23, 2014. My fiance wants to change the date to Sunday night, Labor Day Weekend, August 31st after hearing we would be saving $10k by switching from Saturday night to Sunday night. Would you girls do it? Or pay the extra $ for your dream wedding on a Saturday night? Any good or bad opinions about getting married on a holiday weekend?
    Posted by summer2014[/QUOTE]

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    I say stick with Saturday, August 23 if you can afford it without going into debt.  Sundays are usually my prepping for work day when I really want to focus on tying up any loose ends before Monday and going to a wedding would not be an attractive event to me.  Holiday weekends like Labor Day are spent with family if I have that day off or returning from traveling.  I wouldn't want to give up that holiday for a wedding.  But if you are opting for an afternoon wedding with a brunch reception that might be fine like Stage said.  I would go to something like that as long as it didn't last long.  But if you want to dance the night away without worrying about your guests stick with Saturday if possible.  Saturday was our one and only choice and it has helped me stay stress free throughout the planning since ours will be an evening wedding/reception.
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    edited March 2013
    We are getting married 9/1, the Sunday of Labor Day weekend. It was a lot cheaper for all of the vendors since it was a Sunday. We asked about it not counting because it was a holiday weekend and they said as long as it's a Sunday it doesn't matter. I was deadset on having to get married on a Saturday, but once I found out all we would save, not just on venue I quickly changed my mind.

    I understand why people say stick to a Saturday but we spoke with the VIPs and relatives with school age kids and they all said that weekend was fine and if their kids missed a day of school because of it, then so be it. Our families also don't have any long standing Labor Day traditions that we would be asking them to miss, so that wasn't a concern.

    The people we asked also said they rather travel when they already have a 3 day weekend than having to ask for that extra day, it gave them more time to do other things they want to do while they are here.

    I would check with family and other VIPs, but to me saving 10k would be worth it.
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    I think that fact that it is labor day weekend you might run into people not being able to come whether you have it on Saturday or Sunday because a lot of people make plans to go out of town. If you can save that much money I would say go for it! Use that money you save for an awesome honeymoon. I agree with everyone else though since its a Sunday you might want to consider making it earlier
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    It depends what you want for your wedding. If you want people staying later dancing then have a Saturday wedding, If its on a Sunday expect people to leave earlier as most will have to work Monday morning.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_chit-chat_picking-wedding-date-saturday-vs-sunday?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:14Discussion:4e1fe655-533e-405e-a348-554c1e8663b5Post:e7e3a41d-3790-4fd8-9078-b85913c9336e">Re: Picking wedding date - Saturday vs. Sunday</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Picking wedding date - Saturday vs. Sunday :  I like August 23rd, not because it sounds easier, but because that is my birthday! 
    Posted by sierraberry32[/QUOTE]

    I was liking August 31st because that's my birthday!
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    I'm getting married on a Sunday for religious reasons, we're doing ceremony at 6 reception immediately following, and it goes until 12:30 am.  The majority of our guest list is OOT, the ones who are not have no qualms about a Sunday night wedding that they've expressed to us. Good luck!
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