(Closed) Is anyone having an after party?

posted 8 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We’re having one!  Our reception ends at 11pm but we have a lot of partiers in the group, so we’re extending the good times ;o)

We’re having it in the hotel bar/lounge where everyone is staying.  It’s really nice, on the top floor, and overlooks the downtown area.  We’re not sponsoring it though.

If that wasn’t an option, we would have it at a local bar.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We had an unofficial after party. We kind of spread it around via word of mouth. It was at the hotel bar, and we didn’t pay for anyone’s drinks. It was just kind of a “come if you can” thing. We expected to party the night away after our reception ended at 10:30 p.m., but honestly, we only lasted until 11:15-ish because we were EXHAUSTED and really needed some time to ourselves.. We had about 15-20 guests come, and they were all there when we left.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

The wedding that I have been to that have an afterparty have been in a hotel suite. The suite has either been at the hotel where the wedding was or if the reception venue does not have rooms then they were at the hotel where the room block was. There has never been anything formal sent out,usually it is just word of mouth that there is a suite that everyone is going to after the wedding.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

I’d like to have one, but I talked to Fiance about it and he’s not really onboard.   That’s ok though, because by the end of the night I’m sure we’ll be exhausted!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We’re going to do an unofficial afterparty at the hotel bar. We’re not paying for people’s drinks or anything like that though. If anything, at that point they should be buying OUR drinks.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

We want to because our wedding is 11am to 5pm… and most everyone is staying over (semi-destination). At first I wanted to have everyone go to a local bar but I might just make it more informal at the hotel bar at 8 or something (they said there is karaoke, i have to confirm but that would be fun..).. that way people can come and go more freely.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Can you just pick a Philly bar and spread the word that anyone who wants to should meet up there post-wedding? One of my friends did that at his wedding and it worked out just fine.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

We’re having one because our reception venue shuts us down at 10 p.m. We found a really cool speakeasy/lounge/bar/restaurant about a mile away that can accommodate us and offered us happy hour food and drink specials. We booked it sight unseen and fell in love when we checked it out last month. We’re not paying for anything.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee

A friend of mine had an after party at a local bar after her wedding. It was the same situation…. almost all of the guests were local and the wedding wasn’t in a hotel. She notified everyone just through word of mouth — told her bridesmaids and parents to spread the word after cake. We all paid for our own drinks and we all had a blast… I mean they just had just paid for an open bar all night…. they didn’t need to pay for THOSE drinks too!!!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Our wedding is at a bed and breakfast and has to end at 10pm. There’s no bar on site, but there are several bars within walking distance so if we’re not too tired we’re definitely going to head over to one!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I wanted to do a private room and make it more official originally.. but the more advise i received i realized people will get tired (as will we…) and i just didnt want to put “work” or “money” into another party.. I am hoping that our friends that are partiers will join us and we will see how the night goes. I would suggest just making it ass relaxed as possible- have the DJ announce at the end “For those that still want to continue to party- Mr. and Mrs. ‘you guys’ would love if you joined them at ‘Joe’s Pub’- you can pick up direction here” have a few cards with directions printed out.  I do not think you should pay for anyone’s drinks! In fact- if I was your friend coming out to the pub with you, I’d be buying YOU GUYS a drink.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

We’re doing ours at the hotel bar too. Unfortunately for us, our reception is in CT & the bars close at 2am & that’s not gonna fly with our crowd. We might rent a room in the hotel for the party to continue – when I know our friends & fam will break out the 30-packs. LOL

How about renting a room in a bar or rest? Friends of ours are doing this at a local pub – it’s something like $40 open bar from 11p-4a when the bar closes.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Hmmm… an after party. Sounds like fun! I wish we would have thought about that. We would have had our ceremony and reception in the same church grounds then went to the an other reception venue and had all of the wedding festivities. 

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