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Mrs_Jenkins, on December 20, 2017 at 5:04 PM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 20
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So, being on a budget, I found the perfect venue, and I am obsessed. & As far as pricing goes, the earlier in the day is more cost effective for us. We have family coming in from out of state so we are planning a Saturday Morning wedding. If all goes according to plan we will be done by 4pm, and I don't know if I should plan an outing after? I mean I think everyone will be exhausted from all the work that goes into having this huge emotional day.... But I feel like ending it at 4 is a bit early?

Should I plan for something low key for anyone who wants to go maybe see downtown afterwards, and maybe grab some drinks? I am lost. I really wouldn't want to end my wedding day that early, since people are traveling from out of state/town to come to this wedding.

What would you do??

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Latest activity by Mrs_Jenkins, on December 22, 2017 at 12:20 PM
  • Mrs.W.
    VIP June 2018
    Mrs.W. ·
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    Personally, after spending time at your wedding, I wouldn't really be interested in doing more.

    What time would you be started? How long do you plan on it being in total?

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  • Mrs_Jenkins
    Devoted June 2018
    Mrs_Jenkins ·
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    I mean I wouldn't if it was a friend, but knowing his family..they like to go out, and they will want to do some sight seeing. I plan on starting at about 11:30, and the reception ending by 3:30.

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  • Sunshine
    Super January 2019
    Sunshine ·
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    A friend had a brunch style wedding that ended around 3 or 4. Bride and groom went home after and took a nice long nap. They had an open invite to anyone who wanted to go out to dinner and to the bar around 8, but this was also on a Saturday.


    I think you should recommend a bar to anyone who might want to hang out after the wedding but don't commit to doing anything. You'll be exhausted, trust me.

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  • rica
    VIP September 2018
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    I don't think you need to feel obligated to. A wedding is a wedding no matter the time of day. That being said, it might be fun to casually go out for drinks after.

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  • Mrs_Jenkins
    Devoted June 2018
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    This is smart!!! I just know his brothers lol and hes got friends coming in he hasn't seen in years! So I think it would be smart to leave an open invitation to those who want to.

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  • Natalie
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    Natalie ·
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    My husband and I are usually down to go to the afterparty. With your wedding ending so early, it'd be a lot more doable. Give people time to change into something more comfortable if they'd prefer. At our wedding, we just announced the afterparty details after the last dance, but we have friends who have put the details on their wedding website or sent out emails beforehand. It's always nice to spend time with the couple in a less structured setting.
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  • Mrs_Jenkins
    Devoted June 2018
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    I think I might just do that! Maybe have a meeting point to go and hang out somewhere and a much more casual setting!

    Thank you!

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  • Mrsbdg
    Champion August 2017
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    We spent our entire wedding weekend with OOT/OOC guests! We had every day scheduled with guests and had breakfast, lunch, coffee, dinner, and late night drinks/dancing with our guests Saturday and Sunday. It was probably the biggest plus to having a Friday wedding!

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  • starsinwaves
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    starsinwaves ·
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    My friends did this and we all just went back to the hotel bar afterward. They let them know we would be coming, but didn’t need to actually plan anything.
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  • Orchids
    Master March 2018
    Orchids ·
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    I like the idea of a nap followed by late dinner/drinks. Socializing tires me out like crazy and I know I'm going to be fried after our day.

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  • Mrs_Jenkins
    Devoted June 2018
    Mrs_Jenkins ·
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    You guys made me feel so much better about this! I wasn't sure what to do!!! Thank you Smiley smile

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  • Jennifer
    Master September 2018
    Jennifer ·
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    I would def be down for an after party! I like the nap idea and then starting again at 8pm!

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  • FutureMrsKC
    Master January 2019
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    My friend just had a morning wedding two weeks ago and it was gorgeous! They got married at 11am and had a brunch reception. It ended around 4 and everyone was totally cool with it. I think they took their parents to a nice thank you dinner that night before going on their honeymoon but they didn't plan an after party for anyone else. Depending how close we are with the bride/groom I'm not sure my FH and I would go out later that night for drinks and such after the whole day out, but if we traveled for your wedding, we would.

    We are doing something similar after our rehearsal dinner. We are inviting all OOT guests to meet us at a bar for a casual drink before we part ways for the big day. We want to spend time with them, but a private rehearsal dinner with bridal party and family fit our budget better.

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  • Mrs_Jenkins
    Devoted June 2018
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    Yeah if it wasn't for our budget I'd totally do an evening or even an all day venue rental, but it's too much and we can't afford it! Such is life, lol

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  • MoweryMe
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    MoweryMe ·
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    We had an 11 o’clock wedding that ended at 4:00. Many people had long drives back home or the ones who were local had other Saturday commitments that they were able to go do. Nobody seemed “down” that the festivities ended early in the day.
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  • ArianaB
    Expert April 2019
    ArianaB ·
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    I think it's a great idea to continue. You can make it causal in the sense of not strictly planning it. Maybe let your guests know in conversation you are thinking about it and see the feedback you get. Personally if I was traveling from out of state and spending the night , I would want a little time to change and freshen up and then would go. If I was local, I would probably want to do the same thing. If I had to drive more than an hour or 2 home after wedding, I would just go.
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  • mleppsbride18
    Savvy March 2018
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    I am in the same boat! Having a brunch wedding, reception ending at 4, and I had no idea what to do after! We are renting a house to stay in for FH & I, FH best man (& his gf) who are coming in from Ohio and my cousin (& her FH) who are coming in from Alabama for the wedding, so we were thinking about an after party/get together near there! I love the idea of a nap between though!

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  • Aly
    Expert June 2018
    Aly ·
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    I would provide my guests staying at the hotel with a list of places you'd recommend if they are looking for someplace to check out.

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  • Mrs_Jenkins
    Devoted June 2018
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    I think I will just put it on the wedding website, and see if any ones interested. about 2/3 of the guest will be from out of town and most of them are family so I know we will want to do this! Smiley smile lol

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