Excuse our noise backyard wedding flyer for neighbors?

posted 3 years ago in Guests
Post # 2
3400 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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morgandrewtaylor :  don’t have a template, but my suggestion would be to invite the neighbors. if you’re going to be disturbing them, they’re much less cranky if they’re invited.

Post # 3
712 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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catskillsinjune :  and much less likely to call By-law enforcement and have it shut down. I’d be a little pissed if I got a little flyer basically saying “we’re going to make a lot of noise and have a lot of fun, you’re not invited and we don’t care if you’re working the next day at 6am” 

if you’re going to do a flyer at least attach a courtesy pair of ear plugs 

Post # 4
7523 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

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morgandrewtaylor :  what would be the purpose of the flyer? I suggest just sticking within the code of conduct for your city and nixing the flyer.

Post # 5
1128 posts
Bumble bee

I don’t have a template, but if it were my neighbors, I would probably appreciate a call a few days before.  I just think it’s a little more considerate.

Post # 6
1128 posts
Bumble bee

Or I’d just stop by a few days before to give a heads up.  Even if I didn’t know them.  Idk, I think if you put a face or voice to the house making the noise they will be less likely to get upset.

Post # 7
9012 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

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morgandrewtaylor :  I also think you need to be prepared that some people are not going to give a f&%k if you give them a flyer, they will still call the authorities on you. I can see why they would, a wedding is just a party and doesn’t absolve you from following the rules/laws.

Post # 8
70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 1997

I dont have a template, but when my daughter turned sixteen last year she had a small party in our backyard.  A few days beforehand I dropped notes into our neighbour’s letter boxes saying something along the lines of – ‘On the evening of XXX date there will be an outdoor party happening at XXX address.  We apologise in advance for any noise disturbances that may occur at this time’.  As you can probably understand, a group of sixteen year old kids can be pretty noisy but there were no complaints from the neighbours.

Post # 9
2855 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

Wedding or not, you need to abide by sound ordinances in your town. A wedding does not excuse you from any laws and will not stop your neighbors from calling in about disturbances if you get obnoxious. 

Post # 11
7470 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Why not invite the neighbors? That’s the best way to avoid getting a noise complaint.

Post # 12
253 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I don’t know about you Bees, but just because a person lives by me doesn’t make them privy to a special event in my life. And would you feel fine and dandy with some stranger ringing your doorbell and saying ‘Hey I’m getting married next Tuesday, wanna come?’. Talk about awkward!


OP, I do hope you can find a template for your flyer. 

Post # 14
163 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I don’t have a template but maybe include something along the lines of “we have a permit but if the noise is bothering you please contact ———– before making a noise complaint and we will try to adjust.” That gives them a heads up but also shows that you’re being courteous. 

Post # 15
2000 posts
Buzzing bee

I guess I miss the point of the flyer if you aren’t hoping that it will prevent them from calling with a noise complaint. 

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