Post # 1
Our wedding venue is quite isolated, the venue includes a large hotel where our guests are staying, restuarant, tavern and 2 large ballrooms. Our wedding is 4pm – 10pm.
FI and I have decided that rather than end the party at 10pm leaving guests with no where to go (without driving…not ideal post-open bar) to host an after party at the venue’s Tavern.
This will include cash bar, and some snacks (wings, nachos & sliders).
Do you specifically invite certain people to after parties? Is this something included in the invitation envelope or on the wedding website? or do you just wait and see how many guests are still interested in joining youf or the after party at 10pm?
Thanks for any thoughts on this!
Post # 3
I don’t think you can only invite certain people and not others – everyone should be invited. I am not sure you need an official invitation per se – You could let people know that is the plan for afterwards or just see who shows up after! I’ve gone to many post-wedding after parties, and they mostly just seem to be everyone gathering in the hotel bar without any formal invitation.
Post # 4
I am having a similar problem in determining who will come to our after-party. The spaces in my downtown area are small, and so we can only guarantee seating for about 20 people at the place we’ve selected. We are inviting 100 people. I know more than 20 will want to come, and we’re just going to wing it. We’re going to have to play it off like, “oh let’s just go out!” “let’s go to the brewery!” “oh good they have a table for 20 available!”
Post # 5
I definitely think its all or nothing as for who is invited. it is part of your wedding day, so the entire guest list should be invited (although I’m sure your great aunt Myrtle will politely decline). You could post something about it on your wedding web site, “After the receptions at 10 PM, please join Bride and Groom at the Tavern for late-night nibbles.”
Post # 6
@MrsWBS You are right, it should be open to everyone, and I know many family members will be exhausted by then anyway! Hopefully just the friends and party people will be interesting
@peachacid: haha I love that, a convenient table for 20! I think that is a good way to go about it!
@futuremrsfitz18: That wording is perfect! Thanks, I think I will put that under the Reception section of the wedding website, but leave it off the invitation. Seems to make the most sense!
Post # 7
My FI and I thought about doing the same thing, but I’m scared I will be too tired, so we are leaving it up in the air. IF we decide to do an after party, we will just announce to meet at whatever bar we decide on, and all are welcome who are still around.