Wedding and Day-After Party

posted 9 months ago in Parties
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

To me it seems a bit weird to throw an “after the wedding party” and invite people who weren’t invited to the wedding.  It is also weird to say “all are welcome” when you are specifically not inviting some of the wedding guests.  

Post # 3
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2561 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Why don’t you invite them all to the wedding?

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

taylorelizabeth :  You’ll get comments saying it’s rude to have a reception/celebration and to invite people who weren’t invited to the actual ceremony, I’d just ignore them. It’s not traditional but it’s becoming more common to have smaller weddings followed by a celebration another day.

I would try to invite all of the guests from your wedding to the party also though, since the party is the thank you for coming to the ceremony. 

Ultimately it’s your day, so do what’s right for you. 

I don’t know if I’d use “After the Wedding Party”, I can’t put my finger on why, sorry thats not helpful lol

ETA I think just saying please join us to celebrate the newly weds would be better, I think the mention of a wedding might not be a good idea on an invite like this

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

“You’ll get comments saying it’s rude to have a reception/celebration and to invite people who weren’t invited to the actual ceremony, I’d just ignore them. It’s not traditional but it’s becoming more common to have smaller weddings followed by a celebration another day.”

I agree, although in this case the OP is not having a small family-only wedding followed by a party later on. She’s having 100 people and then having another party the next day. OP, if it were me, I would delay the second party for at least a few months. You will be really tired from your wedding and I think your guests are going to wonder why they didn’t make the cut to your large wedding the previous day and are instead invited to a BYOB party that they might feel compelled to get a gift for. Guests who are invited to any wedding event should be invited to the main show.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

taylorelizabeth :  I agree with mimivac that it’s weird that it’s the next day. If you’re really set on having one, i’d wait a few months. Personally, I would skip the party and use that money to put more into the wedding and invite more people to the wedding. 

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