(Closed) Should we have an after party?

posted 7 years ago in Parties
  • poll: Have an after party after the wedding?
    Yes : (9 votes)
    41 %
    No : (13 votes)
    59 %
    Other (post below) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I would opt for the hotel room.  We stayed at our reception until after midnight, but we were beat by the time we got to the hotel.  I hardly slept the night before because I was still worried about ceremony details, and wouldn’t have wanted to host something else.

    If others want an after party and you still have energy, can you just opt to tag along with them?   Some of mine went to the local bar for the first time in years after our dance ended.

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Our wedding was from 7-12 and there is no way I would have wanted or had the energy to go out more after that. Spend time with your friends the next day if possible.

    Post # 4
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    you  will be wayyyyy too tired to continue partying that night. You probably won’t sleep well the night before after a hectic week leading up to the wedding, then you’ll be up early getting ready/dealing with last minute crises, then you’ll have the big emotional ceremony, and all the talking/dancing/eating/drinking.

    You’re going to be *exhausted*. Go back to the hotel and enjoy the last few minutes of your wedding day with your husband!!

    Post # 5
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    Busy Beekeeper

    I would mention a possible game plan to your bridal party, but not make it an official event.

    After a full day of picture taking and getting ready, not everyone may want to join… but, it would be a nice to have some sort of rough game plan, if you wanted to do something afterwards.

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Our wedding was from 7-12 and there is no way I would have wanted or had the energy to go out more after that. Spend time with your friends the next day if possible.

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I’d say don’t plan anythnig ahead of time. If you feel like continuing the party after your wedding ends it should be pretty easy for you to spread the word to your family and friends because they’ll all be in one place, but don’t lock yourself into an agreement! We had planned at all meeting at the hotel bar after the reception ended, but by that time my husband and I were 100% dead on our feet. We went straight up to our hotel and crashed.

    Post # 8
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    Honey bee

    I would suggest a breakfast- non hosted. So everyone could go to the same place and you can see them there.

    Post # 9
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Depends on how you feel! One of my bridesmaids had an after party. The reception ended at 10 and they were out until 4am bar hopping in their wedding attire. It was fun. It wasn’t planned though.

    Post # 10
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I loved our afterparty!  Our reception was from 6pm-1am, and we had reserved a room at the hotel for any time after 1.  It was so nice to change into comfy clothes and hang out with our good friends who had traveled so far to share the day with us.  Yes, you might be tired, but like you said, you can sleep on Saturday.  If you’re worried about being tired, maybe reserve space at your hotel.  You can sneak out early, and your room will be close by.  I say do it!

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I had wanted an after party but Darling Husband didn’t.  Well, when last call rolled atound at 10 PM everyone was having so much fun drinking and dancing that he agreed to continue the party elsewhere!  So we just went to a bar with a group of people and it was a blast. 

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    We will be getting married on a Friday at 7 PM, having a small simple reception afterwards and then we are having a pig/roast barbeque the next day.

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