(Closed) post-wedding party for those who weren’t invited to the wedding?

posted 7 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think it is a great idea, but I would NOT say that it has anything to do with the wedding. If you relate it to the wedding, you are basically telling these people they were the B-list and it can potentially come across as gift-grabby. I do think just having a dinner party for 10 would be nice, or you could book a place for a party the same way you would for a shower and just call it a dinner party anyway. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I think a simple cocktail party with the general theme of “celebration” would be perfect.  You don’t have to say it’s related to the wedding, since it seems like most of the guests will know anyway.

Post # 6
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1995 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I agree, having it be a wedding party is just asking for more gifts!  Maybe host a barbeque or a dinner party where you supply all the food & drinks but keep it low key.  If they want it then go for it!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I would say as long as you are hosting and not asking for gifts then go for it! I think it sounds like a great way to celebrate with your friends!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

You could even put a “no gifts please – we just want the pleasure of your company” on the invite, allowing you to say it’s a wedding celebration, but without seeming grabby.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

One of my co workers is doing this. She is havving her wedding on a Saturday for close family, then on Sunday she is having a lot of people come to her house for a picnic.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

The summer I finished my MBA many loooong years ago in ’98, we had a couple friends who got married and they did the same thing. Few of us were invited up to San Francisco for their traditional Chinese wedding. When they returned to town they threw a party in their home for the rest of our friends. It was more the rowdy student party kind than a formal dinner party ๐Ÿ™‚

 @TingTing: Congrats on your MBA! Which school did you go to? UCI here…

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