Post # 1
We’ve decided to host an informal after party in our honeymoon suite at night following our daytime ceremony. Does anyone have any last minute tips for this?
We plan on bringing leftover alcohol and meals from our reception site, plastic cups, a couple packs of beer, a cooler, and Catchphrase. The bedroom area of the suite has french doors if I remember correctly, so I’ll probably close that off so the party stays in the living room and dining area of the suite.
We’ve started spreading the word and we’ll continue doing so at the rehearsal, etc. I’ve been telling people the party will start around 8:30 so we can have a few hours to ourselves after the luncheon reception.
What else should we be thinking of? Anything else to bring? It’s mostly a small gathering to catch up with friends who traveled from out of town and a few of my good friends that live in town.
Post # 3
We’re doing the same thing except that ours is an evening wedding and the party will start at midnight. In addition to all the drinks. we’ll probably stock up on snacks and munchie food. Boombox or other music-playing device?
Post # 4
We’re doing an afterparty at our house. I’m ordering a bunch of pizza for folks and buying cheap beer, water and sodas. We’re having a morning ceremony followed by a really mellow luncheon. The afterparty is the PARTY for us… I hope it’s fun. If your planning on having your party in your suite, I would recommend having some snacks on hand, that’s all I can really think of right now!
Post # 5
Thanks guys, we have talked about ordering a bunch of pizza. That’s a very likely possibility, but I guess I kind of want to see how much left overs we have from our restaurant.
Post # 6
if you’re having disposable cameras at the reception, bring them along to the after-party (they are never fully used up) and have people use them there.
Post # 7
Friends, drinks, games, and music is a winning combo! You mentioned a daytime wedding – depending on the time of the last meal, you may want to plan for food as well. We had a late night after party which ended up being a great way to continue the celebration/unwind/spend even more time with our nearest and dearest. 🙂 Our 90 year old grandmother even stayed up for the fun.