Post # 1
<br />So I have been thinking about an “after party” and I am torn on how to handle it. <br /><br />Our wedding is going to be on a Sunday. I am thinking of having it end around 10pm…maybe 11pm (it is a holiday weekend and some people might be staying another day or leaving that Monday…not sure) … but I know friends and such who are coming up will be totally up for partying longer and I want to feel like a good hostess.
Our wedding will have a full dinner and dessert. Hard alcohol for 3 hours and beer and wine all night. (venue rules)<br /><br />What would you do to continue the party?
This topic was modified 3 years, 10 months ago by PunkRockPrincess. Reason: Edited to remove those silly break symbols
Post # 2
PunkRockPrincess: I would just let everyone know what bar or club you will be at and let everyone take care of their own expenses.
There is no expectation that you will cover the costs. This is much less work for the two of you. By this time you will be happy to relax and have no reponsibilities.
Post # 3
PunkRockPrincess: it really depends on your budget i’d say… the “large suite” option sounds like the least preferable to me … some people will just probably be too loud, so I don’t think that’s a good party options, don’t want to get kicked out / asked to be quiet by the hotel staff, do you?
i think a bar / lounge is great; if you’re willing to pay, awesome, but i don’t think it will be expected.
Post # 4
We are doing that same thing at the hotel bar, as our venue will only let us be there until 8pm. We are staying at the same hotel we have room blocks for and they were happy to accomodate an area set aside for us for the “after party”. We are just spreading it by word of mouth and noted on our wedding website for those that want to join us. Just find a place and call ahead to see if they can block off a space for you.
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2014 - Disney
We are going to do an after party at a piano bar at the Boardwalk in at Disney. Our reception is dry but ends around 10pm. We will not be paying for the after party but it allows the drinkers to do so in an environment that will not have children. I believe traditionally the guests pay their own way for the after party and for the bride/groom as well. I’m not worried if they pay for us though since we will probably have only 1-2 drinks.
Post # 6
PunkRockPrincess: We are planning to rent out a small wine bar near our venue for the after party or at the very least reserving a few tables. We’ll initially order several bottles of champagne (5-10 tops) either way but then have guests pay for additional drinks.
Post # 7
futuremrs.toothfairy: Sounds fantastic! I love wine bars.
sharksgrl99: You inspired me to look at the nearby hotels that we are also looking at reserving blocks at for our out of town guests and BAM! I found 2 AWESOME bars that I did not even know about. I just sent emails to the sales coordinators about block rooms and after party options. Thank you for giving me this fantastic idea!
and thank you to EVERYONE for your replies. Now I feel good about going some place and not needing to host everything.
Post # 8
PunkRockPrincess: I actually let my Maid/Matron of Honor plan the “after-party” which retrospectively, I’m glad about, because we didn’t even go. My husband and I were so exhausted (our reception ended at midnight) that we went home! I felt bad about it, but I couldn’t even fathom the idea of spending another 2 hours being social. Everyone else had fun though!
Post # 9
PunkRockPrincess: You are so welcome. That way people don’t drink and drive either if they are staying there. Ours also has a restaurant that we will be having a no host brunch the next day, they were more than happy to block off a side area for us there as well.