- 3 years ago
- Wedding: December 2014 - The Villa
Ok so, as I’m sure everyone knows by now… I’m getting married on New Years Eve. (YAY! 170 days to go!) Anywho… b/c we are a young couple (late 20s) our friends are generally either at our house or at a club partying in DC til the wee hours of the morning (like 5 or 6) on New Years Eve. The way I see it is FI and I are already taking up people’s celebratory holiday in hopes that they come celebrate w/ us… for the older crowd, no prob. We’ll stay through midnight til 1 am. They get their countdown on and hit the sack. But for the younger crowd (especially my bridal party) I was thinking that at 1 am on NYE they may be feeling like the night is still young, and want to continue the party elsewhere. Except who wants to pay the exorbitant prices charged in DC on NYE after the ball has dropped.
So I decided to throw a wedding after party… my intention is to pay the entry fee in to a club (plus bottle service) for my bridal party and a few tag-along guests. I’m also going to provide transportation (in the form of a party bus) from the wedding site/hotel to the club and back. My question(s) for the bee are
a) How many tag-along guests would it reasonable to assume I should pay for? Our guest count is split pretty evenly 81 young folk vs. 87 older folk. So of that 81 that are young, 17 are in my bridal party. So that’s about 20%… I’m thinking about paying for 43 people which would be for our closest friends and those coming from out of town. Does that seem fair? Is it too many? Maybe I should just be paying for the BP’s +1s? I’m sure I could negotiate a lower entry fee with the club for those who don’t make that “list” but still want to go into the city to party.
b) How do I spread the word about the ‘official-unofficial’ party w/o putting it on my wedding website? Or paying for too many people?
Thanks for your help!
- This topic was modified 3 years ago by NYE2014.