Post # 1
Since I am having a wedding right in the middle of memorial day weekend and we have a lot of out-of-town guests coming for the wedding, I feel as though I need to occupy people with a jam-packed weekend. The wedding is in the NJ/NYC area so there is plenty to do, but I still feel as though I should have something set up for everyone. What are you planning? Are you making sure your guests have something to do throughout the holiday weekend or letting them figure it out on their own?
Post # 3
I am getting married Labor day weekend and I have thought about this myself. We are inviting all the out of towners to our rehearsal dinner on Friday night, prior to that they are on their own. The wedding is Saturday so I think they will be busy. Sunday I am having a brunch and inviting our out of towners. I also considered putting together a “care package” with some goodies and a list of local attractions I enjoy…… this can be pretty inexpensive and be a nice gesture to your guests who are not so familiar with the area!
Post # 4
Hey date twin!!
I’m in the same boat, lots of out of towners. I’m thinking of having Out of Town bags with “things to do”. We’ll probably have 2 or 3 organzied activties. We’re having a “Welcome to Bristol” event Friday night at a pub on the waterfront and we’re inviting all of our Out of Town to our rehearsal dinner on Saturday night. Thinking of organizing a tour of the Newport Mansions for Saturday if enough guests are interested. Besides those events, and the wedding, many of our Out of Town guests have never been to New England and will probably enjoy the time to explore the area on their own instead of having a planned itinerary.
Post # 5
We are actually getting married on Tuesday, the 31st because both my grandparents and parents got married on that day. It may seem tacky to some people, but I feel it is personal, unique and it saves a lot of money. Since it is memorial weekend and having some out of town guests, I was thinking about actually having the shower on Saturday and maybe the bachelor/ette party that night or on Sunday so the guests do not have to come into town twice.
I don’t think you would have to plan something for all nights or days, but giving them ideas would be very thoughtful. Maybe you could have one special night, but other than that it may get old to some people having a lot of stuff planned.
Post # 6
Wow you guys are really on the ball! We are getting married on Sunday, and Fiance has lots of Out of Town guests coming in (hopefully, but we haven’t yet receieved their rsvp’s). Future Mother-In-Law has plans for those people (mostly her family). She has taken off a couple weeks along with Future Father-In-Law, and they are hosting for everyone. My side is all in town, so I didn’t go to crazy with planning an entire weekend. We will have our rehersal dinner on Friday. On Saturday the girls and I are going to do some spa fun stuff, and just relax. They are planning to do a sleep over with me Sat night. Fiance is going to spend the night in a hotel with his groomsmen. After the wedding we are checking out of our hotel, going to pick up our gifts and dog (both at our parents houses), and then coming home to pack for our honeymoon because we are leaving Tuesday morning. Hopefully all will go as planned!
Post # 7
WE are getting married on Sunday of Memorial Day weekend and have a couple activties for people but we are also giving them Out of Town bags with ideas of what else to do. On Saturday night we are having casual welcome dinner for everyone (we dont have a bridal party so there is no rehearsal dinner) and smores bonfire at night. I should mention that we rented out an inn with two pools (hopefully warm enough in VT to use them!), jacuzzi, tennis, bocci ball, volleyball….not to mention the location attractions like Ben & Jerrys! 🙂 I am confident our guests will have a good time! We are having a printed agenda with information for the guests in the Out of Town bags.
Yeah Memorial Day Brides!!!!