Anyone else having a local after party? What would you even call it?

posted 3 years ago in Parties
Post # 2
84 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Call it the after party πŸ™‚ you can even send invites with a blurb about being able to celebrate in a chilled out fun way that’s more a party but the wedding video will be on show and maybe there’ll be some cake or a photographer? 

It sounds fantastic and laid back πŸ™‚ it also sounds like people will be able to mingle easier than at some weddings. So i guess if people call it a second wedding you could say yeah but with a BBQ instead of a sit down meal and casual outfits and no band or whatever it is to show the person what feel you’re going for. It really does sound very romantic, fun and special πŸ™‚

Post # 3
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I want to do the exact same thing! I’m getting married out of the country, so I plan on having an after party as well. I’m happy to share ideas as I come up with them!

Post # 4
20 posts
  • Wedding: December 2017

Happily Ever After Party πŸ™‚ Β 

Post # 5
3452 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

kaowl :  Perfect

rao4400 :  Sounds like our casual wedding minus the BYOB part. Awesome plan πŸ˜„

Post # 6
39 posts
  • Wedding: August 2017

I absolutely adore the idea of calling it a Happily Ever After Party 

Post # 7
34 posts
  • Wedding: October 2017

When we were in the process of picking a destination for our wedding, we talked about doing the same thing. I am from WV and we met there in college, my fiancé is from MI, his parents now live in TN, and we now live in NYC.  We talked about having a party just like this in WV for my family and our college friends since most cannot come all the way to Hawaii for the wedding. It ultimately was turned into what were calling an engagement party, but the same idea. In a park under a shelter, parents are doing BBQ, and we’re getting a keg or two. I think it’s a great idea! 

Post # 8
507 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I like the “Happily Ever After Party” idea! Just make sure your guests know gifts are not expected since they are not being invited to the wedding. My guess is your friends will still give small gifts, but it is best to leave it to their discretion.

Especially since it is a casual BYOB party! Sounds fun and very relaxing. 

Post # 12
1362 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Banquet Hall/Conference Center

Regarding gifts, it really depends on if they were invited to the original NY wedding and just opted not to come, or you cut all the Texas people out alltogether. If they were invited and couldn’t come, I’d assume most people would bring a gift. If not, then probably not.

I attended something similar to this where the couple took everyone local canoeing and called it a post-wedding “float” and then we went out for ice cream afterwards πŸ™‚

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