Post # 1
Some people have already asked where the “After Party” is going to be after our wedding ends (around 11:30p or 12:00a). Do the bride and groom usually go out after the wedding, or just something the guests decide to do? Knowing me I’m going to be so exhausted. And come on…its our WEDDING night!
Post # 3
Weddings I have been to the bride and groom have gone out/stayed out with some guests. We definitely plan on having an “after party” at our hotel lobby bar. It’s just a fun way to keep the night going. I don’t think it’s a necessity though, as you said, it’s your wedding night, you can do whatever you want!
Post # 4
Ours ended around the same time and we went out to an Irish pub with about 10 of our friends & family afterwards. I thought I’d be exhausted, too, but the whole day was such an adrenaline rush that I never felt tired. Also, we had many, many Out of Town guests and wanted to spend as much time with people as possible.
Post # 5
There are people in my family (mostly older) who totally don’t get things like after parties and day-after brunches. They think it’s so weird for the bride & groom to keep popping up at event after event following the wedding because at that point you’re officially on your honeymoon.
My husband and I wanted to enjoy as much time as possible with our far-flung family and friends!
Post # 6
Most weddings I’ve been to lately have an afterparty at a bar or someone’s house, I’m looking forward to hanging out with my close friends at a bar. Plus its an excuse to wear my dress for a few more hours
Post # 7
I’m having a similar issue. I know all my friends and family will go out after the wedding reception but thats my WEDDING NIGHT! I’m so torn b/c I want to keep on partying with everyone I love but I’ll only have 1 wedding night! hmmm….
Post # 8
The hotel that we will be staying at has a pub/bar/pool tables and dart boards. They are open until at least midnight later if the pub is full. That is where we are planning to go for the after party and people can get whatever they want to drink there (at their expense). Most of the wedding I have been to do have after parties, some have been organized by the bride and groom and others organized by Maid/Matron of Honor or Best Man. I have never been to one in the bride or grooms hotel room- typically it is someone elses room so that the happy couple can retreat whenever they like. All of the ones I have been to the bride and groom did come. I want to continue with the celebrating- I can sleep when I am dead. I also have several out of state and out of country guest that I would like to spend as much time with as possible.
That being said….it is your day. If you want to go enjoy yourselves privately I see absolutely no problem with that. Our wedding receptions is done at 10:30 depending on how late yours will be going people may be too tired for continued celebrations. As the bride, your day will start much earlier than your guests, so I think everyone would understand that it is private time after the reception.
Post # 9
Out hotel had a bar and then after that closed down my husband’s parents hosted people in their suite. His mom went nuts and had all sorts of drinks and snacks.. pretty much anything you could imagine wanting. It was nice for us because we could pop in and say hello and then head up to our room to be alone for the rest of the night.
Post # 10
We left ours around 1130 or midnight and briefly thought about going out. But our wedding was at 2 pm so we were really tired, just still feeling a wedding high still. We ended up just going to our room, which for us was the right choice. We’d hung out with friends a bunch at that point and it gave us enough time just to relax the two of us.
I’ve been to a few where the bride and groom try and go out afterwards but unless it’s something that ends at like 9 pm, they usually only last like a half hour before you can tell they’re ready to collapse.
Post # 12
We didn’t plan on one but we ended up having an impromptu after-party at a friend’s house. They lived near the venue.
I’m so glad we did! I wasn’t ready for the party to end. (It ended at 11pm.)
We stayed until 2am. I kind of wanted to stay later because it was so fun but we wanted to go enjoy our wedding night at our fabulous hotel room.
Post # 13
We went with some friends to the hotel bar after the reception ended. Got free drinks from the bartender and got a round of applause from guests as we entered the bar. LOL It was fun! We stayed there maybe an hour. Friends left, we went to our suite! 🙂
Post # 14
We actually booked an after party! Our reception’s over at 11pm. The hotel bar is open until 1am – many of our fam/friends are used to bars being open until 4am, so we booked a conference room for after the bar closes. We’re hoping to have chicken fingers & mozz sticks in chafing dishes for people too.
I’ll probably hang out till I get sleepy & then head to bed. I’m not worried about it being “wedding night” I’d rather spend the time with my friends & family. Plus, I wanna keep that dress on as long as possible!! LOL
Post # 15
We put one of our groomsman in charge of the after-party, which was really everyone just walking to a cabin (mountain wedding) and continuing the fun. My husband and I went for about 15 minutes and then said goodnight. Everyone understood and they had no problem carrying on without us 🙂
Post # 16
i’m planning on having an after party since i will have friends and relatives staying with us (at our house) on our wedding night. i figured i might as well embrace it and plan on having ice cream cake and tacos and watching a dvd or something…