(Closed) Etiquette on receptions and post-wedding parties?

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

That sounds so much fun! I’m totally envying this more relaxed (and simple? Can I call it that?) approach right now 😛

The only thing I’m not sure about is having the BBQ on a Sunday afternoon. Isn’t that right when the out-of-towners would be wanting to get away and be travelling home? Would it matter to you if they left before it?

Is Saturday lunch/afternoon an option or are will you be getting ready? (Not sure how much you’re going for with dress/hair/make up etc?)

Post # 4
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I think doing it the same weekend might be nice if you think your out-of-towners will want to mingle with in-town people. I’m also really loving this idea!

Post # 6
1455 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I think that as long as you’re far enough out that people haven’t booked flights yet, Sunday LUNCH bbq would work. If it was someone I cared about I would go to both events that weekend!

Post # 8
22 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m in a similar situation!!!!

can’t decide. our venue to host the large event is only available on sunday. so we cant decide if its better to have the small event on saturday evening or sunday after the large event. we are also having a traditional party on friday.


If we have everything on sunday then we would move the traditional party to saturday.

Some of my family think it wouldn’t be good to have a large event the day after the wedding, & think thats aukward. On the other hand having everyhting in one day is kinda long & sunday evening is kinda late for out of towners.


i’ll let you know what we decide & give feedback


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