Post-reception etiquette: Opinions

posted 3 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@lammypi:  I vote post-wedding Breakfast! People are usually super full after weddings (well I always am!), and they might want to just relax afterwards rather then going back out!

Post # 4
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604 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I would probably do the next day as well. Especially if you have out of town guests that are staying over.

Post # 5
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2788 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Dinner would feel toi much like the reception. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Tagging to follow.  I’m thinking about going out for a late informal dinner with the OOT guests that we’re close to and don’t see very often, but I’m not sure yet.  I ‘ve been told not to over-plan the day, so the breakfast might be the way to go.  Our reception will be over at 4.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My wedding is a Friday night wedding.  So most of our out of town guests are staying until Sunday.  So we are going to plan a very informal late lunch/ early dinner/get together with everyone Saturday instead of a post wedding brunch.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@lammypi:  The post wedding breakfast sounds like a good time 🙂

We had a traditional late night reception, & the next morning about 15 of us from my side of the family went out to breakfast & it was a really fun time. I think it would have been even more fun if I were actually able to rent out a room & make it a more wedding oriented breakfast with decor & such (idk if that is your plan or not). The breakfast my family head was very low key & planned the night of the wedding by the fam & we were invited at like 11pm on our wedding night.

I think two things that make it better than dinner the night of the ceremony is that people will enjoy relaxing for the rest of the night instead of going back out, & also people will have had time to marinate on all the details of your wedding & it will make for really great conversation (that’s what happened for us on the breakfast after out wedding).

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