(Closed) Extended reception vs afterparty (spinoff of ‘when do you leave the reception?’)

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Our ceremony was at 6:30 and we had the location until midnight.  Honestly, that was long enough for me.  I was tired and wanted to go home.  I wouldn’t have wanted to party past midnight.

Oh, By The Way, my day started at 8 am for makeup.

Post # 4
Member
6661 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think I’m going to want it to end! We are starting hair at 9am, ceremony is at 5 and reception ends at 11. My Mom arranged for an after party until 1am, but Fiance and I may not go because I know I’ll be exhausted!

Post # 5
Member
384 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We’re doing a tented reception for this very reason.  The current plan is that we’ll do the traditional reception stuff between 6 or 7 and 9 or 10.  Then when all that’s out of the way and the older folks start to leave we’ll change up the music (and maybe the clothes) and start the field/after party part of the night.  If we want to leave we will, but if we want to keep partying we have that option too.

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