(Closed) What to do after brunch wedding or JOP elopement?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 2
4594 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

So I can’t speak with much authority as I haven’t been there but I do love that US weddings are shorter. In the UK they are 8-12 hour days. I think being “on duty” for that long might drive me a bit nuts.

If I was fortunate enough to have a brunch wedding I’d embrace the exit “going away” outfit and go for a special dinner just the two of us. Maybe a theatre show (I’m a theatre person). And it would give us the opportunity to travel to our honeymoon too. Lots of ideas really. Not a proper plan. But I don’t think there are any hard and fast rules.

Post # 3
77 posts
Worker bee

We had a brunch wedding. Afterwards we had drinks and hung out with immediate family at the hotel and had pizza for dinner in our hotel room. We had a flight at the crack of dawn and the day was exhausting so there is no way we would have wanted to do anything big.

Post # 4
4259 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

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chaiteachick :  My wedding was in the morning, then we did an hour of photos and had a brunch reception. It was immediate family and a couple friends so about 20 people total. It was a destination wedding in Manhattan and after brunch, some headed home and some of us went back to our hotels for a nap and then met up later for dinner and sight seeing. It was an early morning for us (up at 3:30am) so that nap was necessary! lol

Are there any cool landmarks or attractions in the area that it might be nice to explore with your guests? Maybe have a dinner or happy hour later if it makes sense for your guests (depending if they travelled to be there and have a place to stay in between). You don’t necessarily need to do anything after your reception, though! 

Post # 6
1385 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Go out to eat with your new hubby. We had a brunchy wedding and immediately left and drove 3 hours to a resort where we stayed 2 days before flying out on our honeymoon. The plan was to get dinner at the nice resort restaurant but we ended up not having the time. So we ate Mcdonalds! Lol as silly as it sounds, it was still fun. I had changed into a white shorter dress after our reception but obviously my hair & makeup was still done when we went in & ate. It wasn’t expensive but it was good memories because it was the day we got married! Go eat somewhere together, just the two of you, doesn’t have to be super expensive. Also, just have some time to yourselves. Take a nice bubblebath together, have some really good wedding night sex, whatever.

Post # 7
609 posts
Busy bee

My tentative plan is get married at the courthouse with just my daughter, take pics, probably go to dinner, and then he and I head over to the nearest big city, hotel for the night, and then fly away on honeymoon! However that’s just my abstract idea for now. 

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