Because let’s face it some of us just can’t quit partying, so it’s no wonder that one of the hottest new wedding trends is the after party! These range from all out extravaganzas being carried over in the hotel ballroom to just a casual all night bar crawl. We won’t hold it against you for trying to make this amazing night last as long as you possibly can. But we will give you a few things to consider.
First of all, there really isn’t much of a need for a formal invitation per se. Letting your guests know of the additional festivities by word of mouth seems to be the choice for most couples. It’s easy enough to do really, just think back to being on the playground and let everyone know, meet us after the reception at Carlson’s Pub on Main, pass it on!
Make sure that you extend the invitation to everyone. There is no need to make anyone feel left out. We understand that you don’t necessarily want some of your older guests palling around with you as you party all night, and that’s okay. Just be sure to make sure everyone is aware of what the after party entails. Chances are that once Great Uncle Teddy hears this is a night of dancing the night away at the hottest new club in town he will be more than happy to kindly decline the invitation.
As far as food goes, switch it up a bit. If you had a lovely four course formal dinner and are finishing that up with a bar crawl then by all means munch on sliders and fries. If you decided to rent out a bowling alley eat hot dogs and chili fries. Decided to carry the party over into the ballroom, then how about opting for a sushi bar?
Last but not least, it would be very considerate of you to try to arrange transportation to and from the after party. It is quite possible that some of your guests will have had a good bit to drink at the reception and there will be others who will decide to indulge a bit more at the after party.
It is always popular to try and help ensure your guests safety.
P.S. — When the party does finally come to an end, make sure to remember the After the Reception Checklist of tasks to cover.