Post # 1
Our wedding is in Miami and we are having guest come in from Texas, Cali and even overseas. However, the men will be entertained by the groom during the “Stag Golf Game” at our wedding venue – and his almost 90% out of town guests are his friends and wives, family, etc.
We have a cocktail party planned that evening for the out-of-town guests to spend time with them and thank them for coming from far, etc!
Anyways, I will be running around like a headless chicken that day & checking into my hotel room for the night before the wedding in the afternoon and then hitting the cocktail party.
Well I got an email from FH’s friend whos attending the golf game as to what his wife can do during the day on Friday????? We recommended hotels in friendly atmospheres with shops, restaurants in walking distance ( Gables/Grove) the beach isnt near by – about $40 ride – so I can really entertain anyone that day – but what can I tell people to do.
I recommended they talked to other women in their city that are attending that they know & get a group together to go shopping or chip in for a taxi and go to South Beach. I know his wife is a sweet heart & the other girls are a bit different from her ( not too social at least with us when we are together) so Im stuck!
I suggested dropping her by the pool at my hotel if I check in early – however, that might lead to many women wanting to do the same thing – and I have errands to run! LOL!
Should I feel bad I dont have anything planned for them – my bridal shower is a month before the wedding & the stag game was held day before b/c all his guys are out of town rather than having them come in to Miami twice!!!!!!
There’s pools at the hotels, stores near by, watering holes on the bay, etc. – Is that enough?
Let me know your thoughts – sorry so long!
Post # 3
I don’t think that you need to entertain them the day before you have enough to worry about!
I think it is nice that you gave some suggestions and maybe you know some other ladies that will be around that you can connect them via email?
Post # 4
I don’t think you need to entertain them at all… i agree with pp and give them email addresses or suggest them having a spa day arrange for them to go to a cool movie or something like that? i personally would head to the beach with a book in my hand if i were her… lol and be nicely tanned come wedding day.
Post # 5
i don’t think you need to entertain them.. that might be a bit much. i’m in a similar situation – lots of oot guests (mostly mine tho) i’m running around that day but will try and meet up w/ them to get our nails done in the anoon. hoping that works out.
Post # 6
Wow, I second the opinions of the girls above. If she is an adult, she should be more than capable of figuring out something to do for a few hours! Her husband probably only asked because they aren’t familiar with the area and wanted suggestions. I think you’ve done a great job by suggesting area shops, etc. My guess is that they just didn’t know who to ask, or where to start. I would encourage you to think twice about the pool idea though– you don’t want 30 female guests tipsy on margaritas and jetlagged wandering around your hotel looking to be babysat by you! 🙂
Post # 7
Maybe ill look into having my nail appointment that day somewhere where many of the ladies are staying in case they want to join. Thanks for the advice ladies – I feel much better!
FH friend told me he was just gathering info for the hotel suggestions before booking, not to make me feel obligated to entertain – they just had a DW so they totally understand. which FH’s male friend planned all on his own – lucky bride huh?