Post # 1
We’re having sort of a wedding weekend, most people will be out of town. Probs welcome dinner on Friday, wedding on Saturday evening, and Sunday farewell at the pool (possible breakfast).
My question is: Should I add an activity on Saturday afternoon? Our venue is near several attractions, or we might just plan a light appetizer lunch get together. I’m just wondering if this would stress me out (we’d probably be getting ready at about 3pm for the evening ceremony.) but I’m worried if people will leave our wedding feeling like they didn’t get to hang out enough with us.
Bees who had a wedding weekend: Did you plan an activity on the morning/afternoon of the wedding? If so, was it too busy/stressful?
If you didn’t have an event the morning/afternoon of the wedding, do you wish you did?
Feel free to chime in if you haven’t gotten married yet, but are planning and let me know your thoughts.
This topic was modified 4 years, 11 months ago by lambert63.
Post # 2
I don’t think you have to plan an additional Saturday event. Your guests will probably like some free time to do their own thing for a bit.
Post # 3
Our entire guest list is coming in from out of town. I will not be having an event Saturday before the actual wedding. I personally would rather have that time to myself, and it would be too stressful in my opinion to try to set something up. I also agree guests would probably appreciate the free time to do whatever they please without feeling obligated to attend another event before the wedding. It’s a nice thought, but that seems like it would make for a very long, exhausting day
Post # 4
Is agree. Give you’re guesta some free time and include some attractions on your website or invite insert if you want to share some ideas of what to do with them
Post # 5
lambert63: I would give your guests time to hang out with other friends or explore the area, particularly if it’s a fun city
Post # 6
Okay, thanks everyone! We’re also planning an activity on Friday mid-day for the early birds at a popular attraction, but we don’t imagine this to be a big crowd.
I was thrown off because the APW timeline for wedding weekends suggested that we do a wedding day of event, and my first thought was that it would be too hectic. Figured I’d ask the Bees. Thanks everyone for your input!