(Closed) after the reception?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
4382 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

If you want to spend more time with your friends and in your wedding dress, but don’t have the money to pay for a post reception party, you should probably book another reception. I can’t imagine bar-hopping in a wedding dress. :p

Or, perhaps someone could throw you an afterparty rather than a shower? I know I have about 20384 family friends clamoring to throw me a party, but I’m using those also as a day-after brunch, etc. 🙂

Post # 4
4466 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I agree with fiftyfootbride.  I’d start looking for a place where you can have an evening reception.  Especially if it’s still going to be within your budget.

Post # 5
131 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - Battery Gardens


I had a daytime wedding that ended at 4pm. We met up with many of our younger guests at a bar/lounge later that evening where we had asked for a section of the bar for our group. We were not only able to spend a bit more time with our friends who wanted to come but also got to relax in between. Everyone also paid for their own drinks. Many people came in part because they were making a weekend out of our wedding, so I don’t know if that makes a difference. I’ve also heard of evening home bbqs and get togethers as well.

I don’t think you necessarily need to pay for another reception. Is there a fun casual place thet you can find to have people meet afterwards?

I believe Mrs. Pinot Noir did the same thing as I did for her wedding since she also had a daytime wedding.

Post # 6
1205 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I had a friend who went to the hotel bar after the wedding with some friends and stayed in her gown.

I think Swan’s idea is perfect, too, and also an excuse to get a second outfit for the afterparty!

Post # 7
2634 posts
Sugar bee

Mrs.Swan has an excellent idea, as does fiftyfootbride.  You don’t NEED to have an evening reception.

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