(Closed) Ceremony only?

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
2116 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

In my opinion, I think it would be nice to at least have some little desserts or snacks and juice/pop/milk with your guests before the bar hopping. That way, you can celebrate with all of your guests and then do the fun bar thing with the guests who want to bar hop with you 🙂

Post # 4
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Kingytobe makes a very good point. Your older relatives are likely going to feel kind of cheated if they don’t get to greet you and spend a little time with you. Maybe you should consider a cake and punch reception for just a couple hours before you go bar hopping. 

Post # 5
502 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I agree with pp. Of course it depends on what you and your guests enjoy. I know a lot of my family wouldn’t really care for a bar-hopping night and I see them as an important aspect of the celebration. Also, drunk groom or drunk bride is much more appropriate for the Bachelor(ette) party that the wedding. I would probably do something like a bar-hopping engagement party, and then have a more easy-for-all-ages wedding celebration. 

Post # 7
624 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@sweetlikcake: Im sure they will all make an exception on your wedding day. Dont assume people will just wanna leave, if $$ is your concern, then doing a bbq back home is always a good idea. But leaving after a ceremony will be TOO short.

Post # 9
1872 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Why not separate the two events? 

I would elope (or go to JOP) have a great honeymoon or romantic wedding night with just the two of you and then invite all your friends out to your favorite bar to celebrate a few weeks later. 

I think people tend to expect that if you invite them to the ceremony, that there’s going to be SOME kind of celebration afterwards, even if it’s only cake and punch. A bar-hopping excursion immediately after (presumably during which the guests would be paying for their own drinks) kind of calls attention to the fact of what you are not providing and paying for.

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