Destination Wedding After Party..Help!!

posted 2 years ago in Parties
Post # 2
2493 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

You can do this, but the most important thing is to make it very clear that people are not being invited to a wedding; they are being invited to an event to celebrate the marriage. So on the invite, I’d write something like: 

“XX and XY were married on (date) in Honolulu, Hawaii. Please join us to celebrate their recent marriage at blah blah blah”

You’re having a party. Treat it like party. Make sure everyone knows it’s a cocktail party (so they know to eat beforehand and having their own dinner plans for afterwards, and so they’re not expecting like, dancing). Also, seeing as it IS just a party, and not a wedding, I would not advertise a registry (if you have one at all)–meaning, make no mention of it in the invite, and be prepared to receive fewer gifts. 

Post # 4
679 posts
Busy bee

missnikki828:  We are doing something similar. Ours in May in Key West while our hometown is in Kentucky. There will be about 15 people coming to Key West and we are having a reception for about 150 at home.

We arent having “favors”, we are having a candy bar as the favor with personalized goodie bags that say thank you. Also having a photobooth. We wanted to just have a fun party. We are also having yard games, open bar(of, dancing.

Our invitation (the location changed, thats why I didnt erase

Post # 5
2 posts
  • Wedding: May 2015

My fiance and I are getting married in a private ceremony in Italy, then doing the cocktail “open house” reception back home when we return. Being as it’s about 4 months away now, I really need to get some invitations out soon but wasn’t sure exactly how I wanted them worded.


PS- @ChelseaGabrielle, we are neighbors!

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