(Closed) Is this tacky?

posted 5 years ago in Destination Weddings
  • poll: What should we do post-wedding?
    Rent the party bus and go downtown : (39 votes)
    56 %
    Casually invite anyone who wants to go down to the bars (and cover the tabs) : (21 votes)
    30 %
    End the wedding at 5 and call it a day : (10 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
    857 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I’m not crazy about it. Why not just call it over at 5, then let everyone know you’re heading downtown to (x) bar? 

    Post # 4
    58 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @TuckStar:  I love the idea, especially if it matches your personalities. For such a small group of people i think it will work. However, you may want to consider the age group of your invitees. Not sure if grandma or grandpa will understand the reason for a stripper pole…lol

    Post # 5
    2361 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    sounds fun to me!

    Post # 6
    1460 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’m not sure if family tensions and barhopping go well together.  LOL 

    I agree with the PP who said call it quits at 5:00.  You could always go out with friends to celebrate afterward.

    Post # 8
    3887 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I think it’s a little awkward for a wedding reception or post-wedding event.  The best part of the reception is always spending time with other guests, seeing old friends and making new ones. If you took everyone to a super crowded downtown area where you weren’t likely to get a table to sit together, then that kind of defeats the purpose of having that type of event, plus it just feels a little weird to share such an intimate event with all those strangers. 

    Would you consider a pre-ceremony party like a brunch for the whole group?  Then everyone goes their separate ways and does their own thing at 5.

    Also if you post the destination city I am sure you will get some more interesting ideas from the locals there.

    Post # 9
    882 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Can you rent out a back room at a bar or something so people don’t have to sit down and dine together and have passed hors d’oeuvres and/or little stations and get a drink special/pick up the tab? You could have them stream in music or pop in a ipod? That way you everyone can be together and have the option of heading into the main bar if it gets too intense. I’d be afraid that everyone would get split up too much with the bar hopping, especially since you said it’s so crowded. where are you having your DW? Maybe some bees will know of some places that have a private party room there.

    Post # 11
    9145 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    @RockStar33:  Ditto.  If the friends and family are onboard with it, I think it will go over well.  Test it out on a few people you plan on inviting.

    Post # 12
    1460 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I didn’t know you were in NYC?  Maybe you could all go to an eclectic bar afterward.  For instance, in Baltimore there is a place called Illusions that is a bar with a magician.  I’m not saying to find a magic bar but something different like that would be fun maybe.  🙂

    P.S.  I hate magic…it’s weird.  LOL

    Post # 13
    2750 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I didn’t vote.  I think dinner still might be the best bet. If you are afraid of it being too “stuffy”, maybe choose a more laid back restaurant?  And AFTER dinner, hit the town?

    Post # 15
    7986 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Couldn’t you make reservations at a restaurant that doesn’t require a minimum? I think if you want to continue the party you should at least have some option for dinner other than apps…

    Post # 16
    882 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @TuckStar Not from Nashville, but my bachelorette was there. How about the balcony or the raised platform area at The Stage—maybe they can reserve it for you, like a VIP section and you can run a tab all night. Also the Wildhorse Salon HAS to have a back room somewhere. 

    My MOH reservered the back room at Benchmark (it’s right on 2nd) and we had heavy apps and drinks before we went all-out, they do have live music too. They were very nice and prices were beyond reasonable. 


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