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Everything You Need to Know About Planning a Wedding After-Party

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The saying goes that after the celebration comes the following party This is the case for a growing number of weddings in the past. A wedding after-party is a celebration that occurs following the reception (and all the formalities of the event) to keep the fun moving and to let loose. Couples are not obliged to host guests at the wedding reception after-party however, it’s difficult to not want. Who would not like to extend one of the most memorable occasions of their life? Even if money is holding you back, or you’re unable to think of planning yet another wedding-related celebration, fret not. If you’re still unsure about the post-party celebration, remember that you don’t need to invest a large amount of money in the cause or put on all the décor options to please guests.

Here’s what you need to be aware of to plan your ideal wedding party after the wedding.

Wedding After-Party Etiquette

From the type of host to the day-of arrangements Here are the solutions to the most frequently asked questions regarding wedding after-party celebrations.

Who will host the wedding’s after-party?

The after-party of the wedding is usually hosted by the same host as the wedding. The cost of the party should fit within those of the cost of the wedding.

When should it begin?

The after-party for the wedding is held the same day of the wedding ceremony, immediately following the reception. It could be a little sluggish through the night into early morning hours the next day, depending on how long the reception lasts and how long the party-goers remain.

Where can you host an after-party?

It’s a matter of the individual’s preference as well as limitations on the venue. The after-party could be held in a location that is distinct from the reception so that guests don’t get unclear about where one ends and the other starts. It could be in the same location however in a different area or a new place. The party could continue in the same space during the reception.

Who will be invited?

Every wedding guest who is attending the reception must be invited to the party afterwards. Remember that guests who are older or who have young children might decide to depart before the celebrations begin.

What is the best way to invite your guests?

If the after-party is in a different location you should inform your nearest and dearest via an extra insert inside your bridal invitations (avoid the announcement on formal invitations) or issue a mass invite. It is possible to take more informal steps, such as the word-of-mouth method if the reception itself turns into an after-party.

How long should the party afterwards be expected to

After-parties usually last for two hours long, But when you’re planning a destination wedding, it might last all night. This is contingent on the number of guests and nobody is more knowledgeable than you. If you have a bunch of partiers on your hands, prepare for a much longer–and rowdier–after-party.

Who pays for alcohol?

Regarding the alcohol If you have notified guests about the event before the time, it is probable to be that hosts would end up paying for the drinks (unless everyone else is going to an establishment). But you may be able to solve this problem with a less expensive method. You can, for instance, establish a time frame and cover the costs of the drinks at the end of the party for an hour, and let the rest for the guests.

Steps to Planning a Wedding After-Party

If you’re planning an after-wedding party Here are seven important items you should add to your list.

Choose a location

The venue will depend on the venue for the reception as well as the number of guests. After having those two things in order determine if a separate venue for your after-party is required. If yes, make the booking now. It’s generally simpler to hold the party in the same place however some venues might have early cutoff hours or noise limitations that can cause a little buzzkill. In this case, you’ll need to locate the closest location to your party, preferably within a 15-minute radius. If not, the party-goers are likely to dwindle away. It’s also about size–the smaller and less intimate the location will be, the more enjoyable. After the venue is booked, leave any party planning for the end. Wait to see what’s allocated from your budget on the items that you’ll need before that, then make use of the remaining funds from the budget for the party afterwards.

Time it right

The time of the party typically is dependent on the entertainment in case the newlyweds decide to host one. Entertainers or bands hire for a predetermined duration (typically 4 hours) and the party would begin right after they have finished. This means that there is no requirement for the entertainers to work overtime which is costly by hiring a cost-effective alternative such as DJ or even your personalized mixtape (that’s at minimum 3 hours in length).

Inform guests of the details

If you’ve chosen a location and a venue, you’ll be able to decide the best method of letting everyone be aware. If the reception flows seamlessly to the party afterwards it shouldn’t be difficult to deal with. Make the event a grand surprise, or let it be up to the wedding guests to get to know. The choices are much more informal for the post-party invitation. If a change of venue is needed, you’ll be required to inform guests. An announcement to the wedding site or an additional addition to a wedding invitation is a fantastic way to get the word out. You could also mail an email, mass text or promote the wedding on the day’s calendar of wedding events or wedding weekend schedule if one exists. If you wish to keep it secret to the maximum extent you can include some specific instructions in the toast to the newlyweds.

Consider decor

After wowing guests at the ceremony as well as the reception The stakes aren’t as high for a wedding reception. At this time the decor doesn’t play as much of a factor. People are just looking to socialize, dance and have a meal after the party. Decorations for the after-party aren’t worth the time or money (read the rule: no flowers are required) However, you can help to improve the mood by altering lights and placing some lounge furniture. Based on what theme you’re going for, could add some essentials for your party to make the atmosphere. The guest’s accessories such as glow sticks, plastic glass or crowns are a great way to be fun, but they aren’t required.

Factors in drinks and food.

Food and drinks are generally part of a package deal in the post-party. Food plays a crucial role in buffering the alcohol that has already been consumed (and continues to consume) and preparing them to allow all the dancing that is to happen. This is the time to introduce tasty, greasy food. A casual and night-time food like fries, pizza sliders, and chicken fingers are always popular favourite dishes that satisfy cravings for snacks perfectly. To save money serve a variety of dips and chips that will aid in the absorption of alcohol. If you’ve made the decision not to pay the bar bill after the party be sure to inform guests in advance of time to allow them to be prepared.

Prepare for photographs.

Take the best photos of an event’s after-party. People feel in a content place and the couple is ready to have a good time and is ready to party. Change the lighting and music and, sometimes, even the style, this can result in some amazing images of pure excitement and fun which you shouldn’t be missing out on. Think about whether you would like to have these moments documented by the photographer or videographer and talk about the plans before setting up the costs. To save money offer guests disposable cameras to capture some stunning photographs from their unique viewpoints.

Have a blast.

It’s going be the most memorable event you’ll organize for yourself. You may be able to truly take advantage of it. Take advantage of your special celebration, and take the party on for as long as you can with any subject matter that gets you happy. We are sure that guests will enjoy celebrating your love for a while. If an after-party for your wedding is not your style You can come up with an alternative for the reception. Your guests will be grateful for any plan of action or direction on how to keep partying regardless of the casualness of the event.

 

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Myself Mr. Atul Gupta is the co-founder of 123WeddingCards. I have years of experience in wedding card designing and have expertise in writing wedding niche blogs. My online portal contains the latest collection of wedding invites with amazing designs. I am passionate about my services. I am a genuine wedding columnist with immense writing skills on wedding related topics, my profound ideas have been signature of many weddings all across the world.

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