Post # 1
We are having a smallish (70 guests) party/reception at our house in a city. We live in a town house on a Cresent where there are about 40 other townhouses on our Street. We are being married June 23, so I am sure some of the guests will be outside. So i was wondering should i let the neighbours know that we are getting married and to expect increased traffic and noise for that day?
Post # 3
If it’s a small/close neighborhood, I probably would, especially if the parking is tight.
Post # 4
Yes, I would let them know. Otherwise, when your guests take up all the parking and the party gets loud someone is going to call the cops to complain.
Post # 5
@MrsHenderson2B: Definitely, although I would likely just tell your most immediate neighbours since it will impact them the most (noise through the walls, parking, etc).
Post # 6
Thanks.. We have a set of mailboxes at the end of the street and I was thinking that i would either a: place a flyer on the mail box letting people know what is going on or b: see if i can put a flyer in everyones mail box
Post # 7
I think out of common courtesty, you should inform them. Also, check with your HOA rules, you may have to inform them.
Post # 8
@MrsHenderson2B: Good idea. As long as they don’t take the flyer as an invitation!
Post # 9
I was thinking the same thing RayRay. I would make sure you tell them in person rather than give them any form of paper as they may take that as an invitation for themselves to come!
Post # 10
I think that it is common courtesy to let them know, but the flyer may be misinterpreted as an invite. I would just take an hour one afternoon prior (maybe a couple of weeks ahead of time or even the weekend before), and let them know that you are having a party to celebrate your wedding, and you wanted to give them a heads up that there will be an increase in need for parking that day, and possibly some noise.
Post # 11
@MrsBrightSkies: ditto- the personal touch is always best and will increase understanding and tolerance.
Post # 12
If you don’t want them to call the cops, yes you should let them know! Also, as a courtesty to your neighbors, you may want to consider a shuttle of some sort (if you haven’t already) to ease the strain on parking.
Post # 13
PLEASE let your neighbors know beforehand. Go door to door and let them know what time you expect guests to stay, that you’ll make sure to keep the noise appropriate (police can be called otherwise) and that you’ll leave parking spots open on the street for other neighbor guests during the day. Kindness and forethought go a LONG way in keeping good neighbor relationships.
Also, let your city know. I know in my city if you have a decent sized party and use street parking (suburbs or in-city) you need to let them know beforehand. You may have to buy a parking permit as well. It’s best to check with your city to see if anything needs to be figured out beforehand.
Post # 14
Also encourage your guests to share rides! That will cut down on parking strain too.
Post # 15
yes, if they aren’t home or you don’t know them, i would distribute a notice in their mailboxes. it is only common courtesy…70 pple is actually pretty large and can make lots of noise!