Post # 1
We are getting married June 28. (Thursday) Our daughters birthday is also in June.
We were not able to have a 1st birthday party for her last year (Although everything was purchased decor/invitation wise.) I hate to see these items put away and would love to put them to use!
We were thinking of having her birthday party on June 30th (Saturday) 2 days after OUR WEDDING! The only reason we are considering the party the same weekend is because our Out of Town guests are very important family members who we realllly want attending, (BIL and family as well as her godparents).I have no doubt family will be there as everyone is local and Out of Town guests will already be in the area.
Her party wont be anything that requires serious planning, if anything just close family at our favorite Frozen Custard/ Sandwich Shop.They have a cute little garden in the back that accomodates parties. I think it would be nice to have a nice relaxing evening the day before Out of Town guests head home. Frozen custard, a fruit and sandwich type buffet spread, a small cake.
How do I go about this? Do I send out invites a few weeks after our wedding invites?
Any advice? 🙁
Post # 3
Ok well when you set your wedding date, you knew it was 2 days before her birthday, right? So this is a dilemma of your own creation.
What about a day- after brunch or lunch? Since you want Out of Town guests to be able to attend, that would be convenient.
If you want it on the Saturday, I would start spreading it by word of mouth now so that Out of Town guests plan on staying through the weekend. Then send invites when it’s closer.
Post # 4
@PinkPinstripes: Her birthday is the week prior, but yes I knew they were very close and I booked my date close to her birthday. I was considering having her birthday party a few weeks before but I would like for her godparents and her only 2 cousins to be there. They are all out of town and will be here for the wedding. Im just so confused as to whether its worth stressing and placing them 2 days apart or if I should plan without the out of town guests and have her party a few weeks earlier.. Hope that makes sense.
Post # 5
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
Since it doesn’t seem that you’re inviting that many people to the birthday party (3 you wouldn’t otherwise??), send them immediately after the invites, so people can take that into consideration when they make their travel plans.
Post # 6
It sounds like having it at the custard place would be pretty low stress, and wouldn’t require a lot of work from you. That is actually the only way I would throw a party two days after my wedding. I would call the Out of Town guests and and give them a heads up and send the actual invite a little bit after the wedding invite.