Post # 1
I’ve seen a few posts on how its the worst thing in the world to invite people after dinner to the wedding.. but I still need to ask because I feel my situation is a bit different. I am having a backyard wedding and we are self-catering (because we want to cook and serve for our close friends and family, about 50 people). After dinner we are planning to have a bonfire, mid-night snack (roasted hotdogs) and party. At first we weren’t going to invite extra people but as the wedding planning keeps going people we weren’t going to invite keep asking about coming. I want everyone to come have fun with us and we don’t want gifts. Do you think that its ok to have people out for a bonfire, drinks and dessert?
Post # 3
I think even then if I were a guest that wasn’t invited to dinner, I’d feel a little left out.
Your wedding sounds like it will be awesome though!
Post # 4
I would be totally up for something like that! I’m up for a bonfire and drinks ANY night and celebrating a wedding at the same time sounds wonderful.
I don’t see a problem. Really, if people are against this, couldn’t you just say that the reception ends after dinner and you just happen to be having another event directly following with the same guest list plus others? 🙂
Post # 5
Maybe if they were a really young crowd you were inviting for after it would be okay. I have seen people do this kind of thing and invite their church’s youth group or their teenage sons buddies and they don’t seem to mind just coming later but an adult may feel slighted. Sorry 🙁