(Closed) Too Many Parties?

posted 6 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
1019 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think it sounds like fun πŸ™‚

Post # 5
1019 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Dancensations:  Omg! haha,that’s kind of funny… let’s hope I get some better posts going, don’t need to become a celebrity over psycho Mother-In-Law drama!

I really like how you broke it up. the ONE thing I might have done differently would have been to lessen the space/time between activities… but I LOVE that you are doing the football thing on the Sunday (I don’t even like football and I think that’s cool lol) and I LOVE the welcome party… and the brunch/wedding… AND the after party..

okay I just love the whole thing.  on the one hand, they’ll have plenty of time to rest in between, on the other hand, some people may honestly end up being lazy. I think you’ll be having too much fun to notice if a few people skip out on some activities though, and to be honest- it’ll be their loss!

Post # 6
5958 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

First off, kudos on making the weekend of your wedding a really rockin time!  I guess it’s all about perspective as far as what people think, which you shouldn’t really care about anyway, people are capable of making their own decisions about what they do and don’t do….either they’ll come or they won’t….some people are going to dig it, some are going to crab about it…

I honestly couldn’t say what I would think, because for me it would depend on several factors, if I was super close to someone and we hung out all the time, this would be a badass wedding of epic proportions!

If I wasn’t really that close to the couple, and I got there and saw all of this stuff,  I would feel a little overwhelmed, BUT if I went to the first thing, and it was awesome, I would be game for the rest….and I certainly wouldn’t say anything to either of you about that…you are gracious enough to host all of these things for your guests and that is lovely!

Post # 7
3943 posts
Honey bee

I think it all sounds like really nice ideas. If we had extra money in the budget I would have LOVED to have another pre or post wedding get together for our out of towners.

Having said that, I’m not sure how many events I would go to if I was a guest. For example, when I travel home for Thanksgiving I really try to squeeze in as much family time as possible. Also, if I’m not super close to the couple I’m not sure I would attend everything. The football thing and the hotel suite seem like it would be just family and close friends.

I bet it will be a great weekend though πŸ™‚ 

Post # 8
2523 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

So, I’m crashing your wedding weekend.

No, no, don’t get up.

I’ll come to YOU.

It’s the least I can do.


Post # 10
2523 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@Dancensations:  I think 100 people is a lot of people for an intimate after party. I think it will be a great time, honestly, and I think the band will be pleased, too. If you’re really insecure about the amount of people, then you can invite more people, but if the people you invited are really that close to you, I don’t see why they wouldn’t show up. I think they will want to continue to party after the brunch wedding!

Post # 11
853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

All your events sound awesome! But… Thanksgiving is so important to me that I probably wouldn’t be there until Saturday morning. Of course I would be excited for your wedding, but I’d still be a little… what’s the right word… put off? by not spending that holiday week / weekend with my family! 

I haven’t read the other Thanksgiving post you mentioned, so I have no idea what happened there. I don’t mean to lay on the guilt, but it really is a choice between a family weekend and your wedding. To me, family trumps all. That would be a no-brainer.

With that in mind, your after party sounds great. If there’s at least a couple hours’ time between the reception and the after party for a nap, some food, and maybe some recovery / “me” time, I’d totally be there!

Post # 12
13014 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think it all sounds so awesome.  But here are my thoughts:

(1) Black Friday.  I don’t miss it, and will probably be asleep through your welcome dinner

(2) Bloody Marys – I’m there, I’m throwing them back.  AWESOME choice

(3) After Party… I’d be more concerned about what to do for the 5 hour gap.  I wouldn’t hang out in the hospitality suite (guessing it’ll be cramped), go home, change, and probably get cozy and not want to get up again. 

(4) Love cookouts.  This part sounds awesome.

So, I guess it depends on your guests.  Thanksgiving is a huge deal to me and it would take a lot to get me to miss it, and giving up the entire long weekend for someone’s wedding is really asking a lot.  I could see some of your guests being overwhelmed with all of the choices. 

Post # 13
2781 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Dancensations:  I would totally enjoy that entire weekend! You will of course have guests that feel obligated to attend and grumble about it, just as you will have guests that pick and choose what to attend and guests that will love the whole idea. 

You can’t please everyone.

Post # 15
1406 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I would NOT have a problem with a Thanksgiving wedding at all…I’ve known several people who did it (I almost did) and it worked out great for their families.

I like to shop Black Friday deals but I could still go home and nap before your rehearsal dinner than night.

The big gap on Saturday “might” cause a lower turnout but I guess it depends on your invitees and what they like to do.

I love the Sunday idea…I’m all about cookouts, etc. 

Also just to throw it out there….some friends may want to spend time with their own families that weekend so I can see them not going to every event however, I think it’s awesome that you have given your guests so many opportunities to spend time with you. 

Post # 16
78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I wish I could attend your wedding weekend, it sounds AMAZING!!

I think you should highlight on the invites exactly what will be happening, like for the after party make sure to let people know there will be an open bar and 90’s cover band, I know that would make me much more likely to come. Also, I’d invite coworkers and other people not invited to the wedding if your worried you won’t meet the minimum 100.

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