(Closed) Do I have to Let the Neighbours Know?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1686 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013


If it’s a small/close neighborhood, I probably would, especially if the parking is tight.

Post # 4
5797 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@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 # 7
2425 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I think out of common courtesty, you should inform them.  Also, check with your HOA rules, you may have to inform them.

Post # 8
2103 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@MrsHenderson2B: Good idea. As long as they don’t take the flyer as an invitation!

Post # 9
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

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
1036 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
46589 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MrsBrightSkies: ditto- the personal touch is always best and will increase understanding and tolerance.

Post # 12
739 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

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
351 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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
284 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Also encourage your guests to share rides! That will cut down on parking strain too.

Post # 15
124 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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!

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