(Closed) Anyone planning NOT to “after party”

posted 10 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Are you planning on partying after your reception?
    Most definitely! The party should go on till the morning! : (10 votes)
    11 %
    Maybe for a little while : (19 votes)
    22 %
    No way, I want to enjoy the first night with my new husband! : (51 votes)
    58 %
    Other (write in comments) : (8 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 32
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    we’ll play it by ear!  Probably for at least a little while, but not too long (i know I’ll be exhausted!)

    Post # 33
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We don’t need an afterparty, because our reception doesn’t have an end time. It’s a barn/lodge type place that we get for the whole weekend, so we can party ’til Sunday if we want! Smile

    Post # 34
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Ours went until midnight, it could have gone longer since it was at IL house but the wedding was at 2 pm and people were starting to look tired.  We were also starting to become tired.  Honestly it was nice just to go back to the hotel and relax and get a good nights sleep.  I think it depends on how long the reception is but we saw most people at the rehearsal dinner the night before and then had a 9 hour reception so we were ready just to relax.

    Post # 35
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    @minutiae: Just saw your post – LMAO!!!

    Post # 36
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    Our reception ended at 12, and we would have gone out with our friends afterwards but had a flight to catch at 10:30 in the morning!  So we called it a night.  I do kind of wish we had gone out, since many of our friends now live out of town, it would have been nice to keep partying with everybody.  But c’est la vie.

    Post # 37
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2010 - Signature Events

    I don’t want an after-party—I’ll be so pooped!  But like others have mentioned, I’d love a morning-after brunch with anyone who’s still around.  That’d be our really tame after-party!

    Post # 38
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I think we’ll be playing it by ear that night. We don’t have a lot of out-of-towners, but some of FI’s friends are definately getting a hotel room and like to party until 3AM or later. Some nights, I’m good with it. Other nights, I cash out at 11. Our ceremony is at 1, with a reception from 5-12. That’s a lot of partying as it is. We’re not as young as we used to be. We’ll probably just go have our wedding night fun with each other and pass out.

    Post # 39
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    When I first heard about brides planning after parties I thought it was CRAZAY!   We waited and were going to be ready to get to our hotel room.

    At our wedding, we were totalled beat at midnight when the party ended and glad to get going, but I could totally understand then how people want to spend every last moment celebrating with friends.  We haven’t seen many of our friends and family since our wedding, and it was SO wonderufl to have them all together celebrating with you.

    Post # 40
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

    I’m not a partier. Staying at most weddings until they end is already something I never have the energy to do, and I imagine my own will be a bit more work for me. 😉 When the reception is over, I don’t want to be around anyone but my husband afterwards!

    Post # 41
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    Helper bee

    So I voted other because our reception is going to midnight…I can’t think of anyone who will actually still be up and going to party!  Maybe I’m just too old (30 when married) but after a long day, midnight is IT!

    Post # 42
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    The town we are getting married in rolls up pretty early. Our reception will end at 11:30 and we are staying at a different hotel from most guests. We will be wanting to be alone by that time! 😛

    Post # 43
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I voted other.  We have our reception venue until 2am, (plus another hour for clean up).  Our group of people tend to stay and party it up until the end.  So after that there’s really no need for an afterparty.  The reception will be the party.  It was very important to both of us that our reception really felt like a fun party and not like just a dinner and light dancing.

    Post # 44
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I’m sure we’ll play it by ear, but it’s very likely that we’ll just want to go enjoy the suite and each other after the reception winds down. 

    There will be an after-party, just not one that anyone else is invited to. Kiss

    Post # 45
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    Wow! I’m really in the minority here. There will be no rest for the weary on my wedding night, I know that already. Our crew (fam included) is pretty big on late nights. We’re not rowdy, it’s just that we’re used to staying up into the wee hours. It usually means a few beers, some apps or other simple things to nosh on & maybe a few cousins with guitars and a few Irish songs. We went to a wedding this past weekend where we went to the hotel bar until it closed then hung out in a common area until about 5am. I think by the end of the night there were about 20 of us. I went to bed around 5 but the bride & groom were still there.

    The same has happened at past weddings & I’m guessing it’ll happen at ours. Our reception is in a hotel as well. Reception’s over at 11pm, the bar closes at 2am (booo CT rules) and Fiance is even thinking of renting a conference room for afterward. 

    Post # 46
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    We are having a lot of people come in from out of town and we wanted to be able to spend time with them instead of just leave before the reception is over. We aren’t going on our honeymoon until April (NYE wedding), so we don’t have to leave and go somewhere right away.

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