Post # 1
We are having a typical New Orleans reception (aka, too short for me) at Southern Oaks Plantation from 8pm-11pm. We have the option of extending the time for an exorbiant amount ($2750/hour), but I figured all the older people or those who don’t want to stay out too late will probably have left already and paying $3K for 50 people doesn’t make much sense.
BUT, since we are in a party city, the fiance and I have been toying with the idea of an after-party. We are having about 90% of people come from out to town, many young and we want to spend as much time with them as we can. We aren’t leaving for the honeymoon until Monday, so we figured we can sleep in on Sunday.
Has anyone done this in New Orleans (or even other cities?) If so, how did you go about arranging it? Did you have a bar tab/provided drinks? Or just designate a location and have people pay for their own?
For those that know New Orleans, have any recomendations for a location? I’d like something fun, but not too loud to hear each other. Eventually we can move down to the Cats Meow or something, but I’d like something a little nicer/more chill for the after-party.
Post # 3
we want to do the same thng for teh same reasons….unfortunately I don’t have any suggestions for you….
Post # 4
@MamaMima: I think we may just start at Pat O’ Briens and see where that takes us. We’re having open bar, so I kinda think that is enough to offer people. I contacted Pat O’s and they said that they don’t take any sort of reservations for that kind of thing, but that people do it all the time and they seemed really accomodating. Sorry I can’t be of more help, I’ll let you know if I learn any more!
Post # 5
@TeachMeHowToDuggan: I was going to suggest Pat O’s but you beat me to it!
Post # 6
Hi All! well, the wedding has come and gone, but I just wanted to let you know what we did.
We had the shuttles take us from Southern Oaks to the Funky Pirate on Bourbon Street. It was perfect. The band played a song for us when we walked in and hubby and I had a “last” dance to These Arms of Mine by Otis Redding performed by a blues band in New Orleans. It was probably more fun than the first dance because all these strangers and our wedding guests were cheering us on and all the nervousness from the first dance was gone.
We then made our way to Cat’s Meow to sing some Karaoke. I just let the crowd lead the way to whatever they felt like.
I had no idea how late it had got until my co-worker came hug me goodbye to catch his flight. “Catch your flight?!” I asked. Yes, he said, because it was 5:30am (!) and he had a 7am flight to catch. Needless to say, we had a good time 🙂 Wedding guests were still in line to sing some karaoke when I left.
Post # 7
@TeachMeHowToDuggan: Thanks for coming back to do an update! Sounds like your wedding was absolutely awesome!