After party dilemma

posted 3 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I like the idea of having it at a bar in a hotel where everyone is staying. It’s about who you’re with. My cousins rarely come into town but we love hanging out. One time when they came for a funeral (yes, a funeral) we all partied in the motel room where they were staying.

Plus, as a guest, I’d rather not have to drive.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@brlabrat:  The point of an after-party is to continue the partying, which to many means “continue the drinking.”  Therefore, I’d definitely urge you to pick a place from which your out-of-town guests can walk rather than drive, and encourage your local guests to enjoy a night in the hotel too.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We had this exact problem, and ended up going with the kind of lame bar that is super convenient. There are other options, but it just seems like no one will come unless they can walk there, especially since they will already have been drinking all night.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I would much rather go to a “meh”  bar and be able to walk than have to drive!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@MrsBeck:  +1.  If you have a lot of out of towners staying at a hotel nearby, have it at the nearby bar.  It’s more about the company than the place!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@brlabrat:  Take over the divey strip mall bar and ROCK it with your wedding after party! Those locals won’t know what hit them!

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@brlabrat:  drinking and driving or having to worry about transportation, not a good idea.

the guests will make the lame bar fun. i say have the party walking distance to the hotel.

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@brlabrat:  Go to the meh bars and be the life of the party that night.  It’s much better to go and take over a quieter bar than try to compete with the crush of drunks at the popular places.

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 1993

@brlabrat:  Don’t you have better things to do after the reception?

Post # 15
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Sugar bee

@brlabrat:  If so, should I have it at a lame bar that is convenient for out-of-town guests staying in our room blocks

This is exactly what my BIL did in August and it was perfect.  It was walking distance from the hotel and we all came and went as we pleased.  We pretty much had the place to ourselves.  Go for it!

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