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???Sunday Wedding???

My fiance is in the Army, and his schedule only allows for a wedding in December, during the holidays when we are 100% sure he wil be home. The hall I have fallen in love with is booked on the one and only Saturday we are able to get married on. However, the Friday and Sunday around that Staurday are open! I said no to the Friday wedding, but I am considering the Sunday date- December 28, 2014. My thoughts are: it is around th holidays so most, if not all people who work, will be on vacation and the Sunday ceremony and reception won't be a big deal. Also, that allows us to have our rehearsal dinner on Saturday- a good option for out-of-towners to come in. Also- I don't think I can turn down the discounted Sunday/winter wedding/military price!
Although it seems like it would be okay- I'm still hesitant about a non-Saturday wedding! I need help!!!

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    AddieCakeAddieCake member
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    edited January 2013
    It's perfectly fine to have a wedding on a Sunday. What time is it, though?  Why do you assume most people will be on vacation?  I will be because I'm a teacher, but none of my non-teacher friends or family have ever been on vacation at that time other than maybe Christmas Eve and Day, and New Year's Day sometimes with a half day for New Year's Eve. 
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    I've been to a lot of Sunday weddings, because Jewish weddings cannot be held on the sabbath (Friday night to Saturday night).  We had a Sunday wedding over a holiday weekend.  Happy planning!
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    I would just be wary of the start time.  Most people will have to work the next day.  So have a mid-afternoon ceremony and have the whole thing plan to be done by 9 pm.  That's probably the latest I would stay our on a Sunday night.
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    Ditto to oliveoile. I personally don't care for Sunday weddings but if you do one make sure to end early. I also would highly recommend sending out std because its during the holidays
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    There's nothing wrong with a Sunday wedding, but the assumption that everyone can or will take vacation the next day is misplaced.  People like teachers will be off, but businesses and offices run on normal working hours December 29.  Since it is a popular time for people to take vacation and travel, many people may find that they actually can't take the day off.  (In my office, the most senior people have a monopoly on that time and those of us with only a couple of years can't take it.)  

    Treat it as you would any other Sunday wedding and plan as if most people will be working the next day.  Plan for a lunch or afternoon event.  If you want to party into the night, plan an after party or something.  
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    Thank you for all your input! I guess I am wrong in assuming most people will be able to take vacation. If we do decide to go with the Sunday date, I will be sure to plan accordingly! 

    Thanks again!!
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    My wedding is booked for a Sunday. It'll start at 4pm, cocktail hour between 5-6, and reception at 6-10pm. A lot of our guests will be travelling internationally for our wedding, so we are fairly certain they'll stay for the whole thing, especially as many of them will be staying at a nearby hotel. Our American guests may leave early if they are from out of town. And of course, we'll understand if anyone has to leave early: that goes with the territory of having a Sunday wedding.

    Having the wedding on a Sunday was cheaper I think that a Saturday wedding at our venue. On the Saturday night, we'll be having a mendhi night (henna party) for the bridal side, and a rehearsal-type dinner for the groom's side.

    If you do decide to have a Sunday wedding, just make sure the timing is appropriate so people have enough time to leave after dinner if they'd like (i.e., don't end it at midnight).

    Hope this information was helpful. Good luck planning!!!:-)...
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_reception-ideas_sunday-wedding?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:5Discussion:e9e815cc-a711-40d4-bbca-a5e77dd3a6c5Post:a833f122-6ed4-446c-ac75-427c83fb4b51">Re: ???Sunday Wedding???</a>:
    [QUOTE]It's perfectly fine to have a wedding on a Sunday. What time is it, though?  Why do you assume most people will be on vacation?  I will be because I'm a teacher, but none of my non-teacher friends or family have ever been on vacation at that time other than maybe Christmas Eve and Day, and New Year's Day sometimes with a half day for New Year's Eve. 
    Posted by AddieL73[/QUOTE]

    <div>This. I'm never on vacation. </div><div>
    </div><div>And no offense, but if I had to work the next day (like many people probably do), if your wedding was at night, I would cut out early. If you have a night wedding, expect people to leave early. My friend did this, and by 9:00 3/4 of the guests were gone.</div>
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    I'm not a fan of Sunday weddings, but there's nothing wrong with them.  Personally I'd prefer the Friday night.  We got married on a Friday.
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    I'm having my wedding on Sunday as I am having a Jewish wedding. I think you'll find that many vendors have a discounted rate on Sunday which is really nice. And if you have lots of guests coming in from out of town, most can take a half day Monday or the whole day instead of having to take Friday off to travel. That way they don't have to take both Friday and Monday- they can just arrive Saturday morning and be fine! 
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