Post # 1
We are getting married in Boston, which is about 2 hours for most of my guests and about 4 for my maid of honor. Our ceremony will be 10 minutes and done by a Justice of the Peace. We really don’t need to rehearse and I don’t want people in the wedding to feel obligated to come up and get a hotel room for the night before.
I’d like whoever is in town to come meet up and grab a “welcome drink” and a casual bite to eat. How can I word this on our wedding website? We don’t have the money to pay for a real rehearsal dinner, nor do we want to exclude people that are coming up the night before.
Post # 3
We had a welcome BBQ, which I spread by word of mouth, text and FB messages (we didn’t have a wedding website). I just said “come by if you’re in town, it’s really casual, stop by any time between 6-10,” I just made it no pressure, but it’s an option if you will be in town.
Post # 4
I’m thinking about doing the same thing because almost all of our guests and wedding party will be traveling. Do you think something like, “We’ll be at X_____ at (time), so if you want to get a drink with us, please stop by.” would work?
Post # 5
We are doing something similar. Rehearsal dinner is thurs night with just wedding party and parents. Friday night we’re hosting a “welcome reception” for anyone who is in town the night before the wedding and wants to come have a drink and some snacks. Dinner will not be provided. THis was our way of welcoming out of towners and showing our appreciation without having to feed the whole group in a formal setting!
So on the website, for Friday night I’ve posted it as “welcome reception” and described it as an open house from 5:30-7:30 where drinks and light snacks will be provided. 🙂
Post # 6
Are most of your guest staying at a particular hotel?
I wouldn’t call it a welcome drink because in my experience welcome drinks/parties have always been hosted.
Do you have space at your Place or a friends to have a low key chips and dip, soda, water and punch welcoming party?
That wouldn’t cost very much.
Another option is if you are having a hotel block for those coming up night before, using one of the hotels lounges or hotel bar. Wording it like “Fi will and I will be hanging out here, please stop by and say Hi.
Post # 7
First, are you having a processional? If so, I would highly recommend rehearsing.
If you really don’t need to rehearse then I think drinks would be nice. I was considering doing something like that. I was going to word it as something like “We’ll be having drinks at ___ bistro from 8-10 PM, so stop by and join us, if you would like”. We’re now planning on doing a barbeque instead but I think the drink idea would be nice.
Post # 8
- Wedding: October 2014 - Disney
We are doing a destination wedding. We will do a card with events in the invitations in a pocket to the right.. This will include a welcome party with jack-o-lantern cutting. We will also list girls night/guys night out, brunch, etc. The ones that we wont cover will be listed with pricing.