- 7 years ago
I have been agonizing over my reception ever since I chose my venue. I am getting a super deal on my ceremony/reception venue at the beach, however there are so many rules/restrictions that were leaving me facing huge sacrifices. First of all, music is extremely important in my life. I’ve got playlists all picked out for the event. However, the restaurant will not allow me to bring in any music whatsoever. We are not allowed to use sparklers. The private dining room is rather small and space is limited. I was basically going to have to skip the whole bouquet/garter toss, first dances, mingling, sparkler exit, paper lantern release, etc.
Then, I came up with an amazing idea. Future Father-In-Law and Future Mother-In-Law decided they want to rent a beachfront house for the entire week surrounding our wedding. I proposed that we could all go to their beach house after the restaurant reception and have an after party there with music, all the necessary dancing, drinking, etc. They also loved the idea.
So now, my wedding will be on the beach, reception dinner/cake at the restuarant, then an after party will be held at a beach house so that I won’t have to miss out on important things I wanted! I am so excited! We get two complementary nights at a hotel in our wedding package, so after those two days are up, we’re going to go stay at Future Father-In-Law and FMIL’s beach house for the rest of the week, so we’ll get a longer honeymoon too =]
I was wondering how many of you are planning an after party? Did anyone already have an after party? Any advice?