Post # 1
So, it’s my 2nd wedding, and my fiance’s first. He wanted to have all the family & friends there, which I respect. (I could’ve just as well eloped, but I understand where he is coming from.) That said, we are doing it right, with a pretty big party (150 guests).
Now that we’re both in our mid-30’s, most of our friends and family are older, with young kids of their own. We wanted to have a fun party, where everyone could dance and have a good time. I WANT TO DANCE AND HAVE A GOOD TIME!
I am worried that because we are all older now, people aren’t going to stay out late and “party”. We spent a lot of money on a great DJ, with the hopes he will keep the party going…
What do you think? Does a party not have an “age limit”?
Post # 3
@angelalsmith3: My Grandfather is 92 years old, he can still drink me under the table and dance like the devil….if you wanna get down, age has nothing to do with it, the party comes from inside honey!
Post # 4
@Nona99: I love it! I literally laughed out loud. Both our families like to have a good time and drink, so I am hoping to keep a crowd.
Post # 5
they will go wild:) your guest will be staying in a hotel with their kids left with a child minder…they will have a ball at your wedding so dont worry
Post # 6
I’m 33 and my husband was 37 when we got married this past April. We didn’t get to bed until around 5:00am on our wedding night. I think the open bar had more to do with it than age lol.
Post # 7
Good booze, a good dj, and a sitter for the kids should take care of it!
Post # 8
Thanks, ladies! You’re making me feel so much better.
I had visions of everyone leaving at 9, and us left alone on the dance floor.
Post # 9
i am 31 (32 at wedding), FI is 35. i plan to party all night long. we have friends and cousins ranging from mid mid 20’s to mid 40’s and while most of us are not partiers on a typical saturday night, we all love good wedding parties. and plan to dance the night away.
let the old fogies go to bed early….
Post # 10
I don’t think it’s an age thing as much as a social circle sort of thing. I’m 34 and my friends with kids are all getting baby sitters or having their kids stay with family/friends so they can party all night. My family with kids are doing the same thing, all kids having sleepovers with friends so they can drink and party as much as they want to.
Post # 11
I think at every wedding there are a few couples who leave early, but most people stay for the whole thing. And dance 🙂
Post # 12
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
I guess I’m going against the grain on this one. We are in our 30s, we have a kid, and we’ll be in bed by 11 at the latest. Sorry, but we just don’t hang anymore. When my girls and I head out for dinner, we’re paying the check no later than 9:30pm so we can all drive home and get some sleep before the kiddos wake in the morning. It’s just how it goes. OP, don’t take it personally if yopur friends go home early. It’s not because your party sucks. It’s just because their life and schedules are different than yours.
FWIW, we kicked out our childless friends at 11:30pm because Mr. LK and I were exhausted and needed to get some sleep on our wedding night. All of our family and our friends with kids had left by 10pm.
Post # 13
@angelalsmith3: I agree with others who say that kids & social circle may be the deciding factor on when folks leave.
My BF will be 41 when we get married, as are alot of his friends should they attend….and I *promise* someone will pass out into the pool :-p They don’t drink alot but when they do, they live it up. I’d say half of them have families and will get a sitter and the other half are still bachelors/bachelorettes 🙂
Post # 14
Our wedding ended a little bit early, DH and I are both in our 30’s, not because we didn’t want to party. Mostly because most of our guest list were a much older crowd. I would have loved to have partied all night, but alas I was pregnant and couldn’t drink and was to wore out to do much more than dance here and there. My DH partied hard lol though.
Post # 15
@housebee: +1 for me! It wasdefinitely after 5am before the party stopped for us. Great craic on the dance floor too :-)))
Post # 16
It’s nice to hear some other 30’s brides want to live it up, dance, and party, as much as me. I can’t wait to have a good time on my wedding night, and hopefully, share it with a few other night owls.