Are you planning your wedding, but not sure what day of the week to say, “I do”? While a lot of engaged couples desire a Saturday wedding, this isn’t your only option. There are several reasons to shift to a Sunday for your event, from budget to getting creative with Sunday-inspired favors and programs. You may also choose a Sunday wedding date for religious reasons, or because you want to get married on a date that is special to you and your partner.
Not sure if a Sunday wedding is the right option for you? Keep reading to see our five reasons to consider getting married on a Sunday.
Sunday Weddings Are More Budget Friendly
Non-Saturday weddings are usually less expensive, from your venue to sometimes even lodging. Saturday dates are in high demand, and as a result, more expensive. You can save money simply by shifting one day from a Saturday wedding.
You’ll find lower venue packages when you compare pricing. At Rosemont, the venue cost for a Sunday is about a 30% lower than a Saturday wedding. Vendors, including photographers, DJs, florists, etc. are also likely to have lower rates for a Sunday event.
You can also go lighter on alcohol service for a Sunday wedding, especially if your events are taking place earlier in the day. Even if you’re hosting an evening wedding, guests may drink less if they’re planning to go to work the next day. If you’re opting for a more intimate event and inviting fewer guests you’ll also save on catering costs.
Sunday events can be budget friendly for guests as well when it comes to airfare and lodging costs. You can also save on your honeymoon airfare by flying to your destination on a Monday morning instead of a weekend day.
More Availability for a Sunday Wedding
As we mentioned above, Saturday is the most popular day of the week to get married. At Rosemont, we see Saturday dates fill up first, especially in the popular months of May, June, September and October. If you opt for a Sunday you have a better chance to get the date you want. You also have a higher chance to get married in your desired season or month.
You’re more likely to secure your wedding dream team if you choose a non-Saturday date. If you already have your heart set on booking a certain wedding venue, a favorite floral designer or a sought-after jazz band, consider being flexible with your wedding date.
Extend Your Wedding Weekend
A Sunday wedding means you have more time to spend with family and friends with pre-wedding events. Plan a welcome party for your guests when they arrive in town on Friday or Saturday. Or host a cocktail reception after your rehearsal dinner the night before. These events are also a great time for guests on both sides of the family to get to know each other better before the wedding.
Two Words: Sunday Brunch
Sundays were made for brunch, and Sunday weddings are no exception. This is a great option if your ceremony is taking place earlier in the day. A brunch menu can also be less expensive, depending on the food you choose. You can get away with lighter bar options including mimosas and bloody marys, which will also save on cost.
Some of our favorite brunch options include:
- Cinnamon French toast
- Fig and goat cheese flatbread
- Chesapeake-style crab dip
- Mini chicken and waffles
- London broil
- Blackberry garden salad
Get creative with dessert and swap out a traditional wedding cake for donuts, angel food cake with berries or coffee cake. Don’t forget to add a coffee and espresso bar, or even a hot chocolate station. Provide plenty of flavor and topping options for your guests to get creative.
More Relaxed Vibe with a Sunday Wedding
Sunday weddings can feel more casual, especially if you’re hosting your event earlier in the day. There’s a slower Sunday morning vibe that can make your wedding feel more laid back. During cocktail hour, put out lawn games for your guests to enjoy. Choose Sunday-inspired wedding favors like samples of your favorite tea or coffee. Or create your wedding program to look like a Sunday newspaper. Guests may also have a more relaxed dress code if it’s a daytime wedding.
Considering Rosemont for your Sunday wedding? Give us a call at 540-955-2834 to discuss our Sunday wedding package options.