Post # 1
Hey Bees! We are just about ready to book our venue for our engagement party in April.. we are splurging a little bit in order to have extra time at the venue so we have exclusive hire from from midday to 11pm.
We have two options – to do a an afternoon (think from maybe 2 to 6) party with food, drinks, and just general social stuff.. or throw an actual party in the evening. If we did the evening we’d hire a photobooth (or another form of entertainment), have music lined up, do heavier food etc
This is on a Saturday, as a guest what vibe would you be more excited for? If it makes any difference, the vast majority of guests will be under 30.
Post # 2
An evening party. I find afternoon parties to be an inconvenience for some reason. I don’t really know why, but I just do. Maybe it’s because I wake up later on the weekends, so I feel like I don’t have much down time in the morning before I have to start getting ready.
Post # 4
I personally prefer afternoon things, but I’m fairly low-key and don’t necessarily care about a party “vibe”, but I know most of my friends prefer evening. Not that they want a party atmosphere, just most of my friends get annoyed that afternoon parties cut into their day and getting stuff done. They prefer to have their day uninterrupted and then go out because weekends are short enough as it is.
Post # 5
While I personally would prefer a party during the day, I feel like the majority of people would prefer to have a party at night time because it is more exciting/fun typically.
Post # 7
I’d go low-key with the afternoon event. Your evening party sounds like a wedding reception on its own. I just don’t see the point.
Post # 8
The night one sounds fun but more work and more expensive. The afternoon one may give you a better chance to catchup with everyone without too much going on. Congratulations 🙂
Post # 10
evening party sounds more fun. THe afternoon party time slot sounds more like for showers.
Post # 11
Afternoon would be more casual. Evening would be more formal or elaborate. Both are nice. I think people tend to have evening parties like this, but an afternoon event would be just fine too.
Post # 12
For an engagement party, as a guest I’d prefer the afternoon since it would leave the evening open. But either one is fine. A photobooth seems like overkill for the occasion.
Post # 13
I agree with you but that’s the norm for our social circle.. the engagement is a mini reception almost
Post # 15
I love day parties. I wish there were more of them to enjoy. You can go and get your party on and then have your evening to continue celebrating or wind down as you prefer.