(Closed) Afternoon Wedding/After Party

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We were actually considering this since we don’t want to be overwhelmed by a large guest list (as both sides of the family are absolutely huge) but we didn’t want our friends to be left out, and figured that an ‘after party’ type event would be better geared towards a younger crowd & etc.

As far as ettiquette goes, I am not entirely sure where this would fall, but a lot of people have their regular ceremony+dinner+dancing & then have an after party as well and it seems to be generally accepted.

Maybe you could run the idea past your family/bridesmaids etc and gauge the reactions, just be sure to let them know that you’re only thinking about it at this point and that nothing is set in stone as to avoid over-excitment or offense taken to the notion.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I think it’s okish..but you have to be careful not to come across too cheap to your guests who will no doubt bring you a gift and want to celebrate with you.  I think it’s ok to have open bar, dj and plenty of cocktail food but try to let your guests know that this is the arrangement. (Some older people don’t like standing, others may be hungry if expecting a dinner, etc.) 

I’d be more inclined to do a family luncheon the day after or another day to avoid other guests feeling like an after-thought. 

I think overall though it’s ok to do it your way.  good luck hun 🙂

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