Post # 1
i am having an afternoon wedding, ending at 5pm. i was thinking of doing an afterparty, but i’m not sure if 6pm is too early? Do you guys have any ideas on fun afterparty activities? bowling would be out since i know someone that has done that already. also, another problem i have is that my hall is about 1 hour away from anything fun…
Post # 3
Not sure the time of year or location of your wedding but what about a picnic on the beach or at a park … you could ask a few guests to bring some blanets/towels, some drinks, and some food to snack on. Maybe you could prepare it before and give it to specific reliable people.
What about minigolf? or racecar/bumper cars? or an arcade?
You could also simply call a bar/restaraunt in advance and let them know that you plan to have about 50 (or however many) people there around 6 pm … you’d love a side room if one is available (Ask for it for free! And don’t mention a wedding!! Usually at this time of the day a bar would just be happy for your business – they might ask you to "leave" the room at say 8pm for a paying group, but I’m sure that wont be an issue after so many hours of partying! You all can just move )
I’m not sure if family or friends are in the area but someone might be willing/enjoy hosting an after party at their house for you too!
Post # 4
hey – my wedding ended at 5pm as well and we didn’t plan an afterparty but i kinda regret not doing something. guests kept coming up to me to ask where the afterparty was. as to the time, i think it depends on your guests. if i was going to do something – it seemed later at night was better – it gave ppl an opportunity to change, take a quick nap, etc. i agree with humarock – a local bar is probably the easiest.
Post # 5
I’m in the exact same situation!! My reception will likely end around 5-5:30. We made reservations at a bar nearby, it’s not set in stone yet but we’re thinking about telling people 7:30 or so. The bar is pretty low key so they don’t require a deposit, just a minimum by the end of the night but they are flexible.
People can hang out in the area or go home and change..at first we were worried about losing people but then we thought..the ones that really care will show up. =) Also if you leave a big time gap you can have it someplace far away and they have plenty of time to get there.