Your reception has half an hour to go and as you look around the room, you notice your dad nodding off, your grandfather yawning incessantly, your mother checking her watch, your uncle saying goodbye … Looks like your party is winding down for most people except your friends who are still dancing all over the floor and making good use of that open bar! Time for the wedding after party- the perfect solution for those who traveled from far and wide to celebrate your newly married state into the early hours of the morning!
So how do you plan this post wedding bash?
Get the word out!
While you may not want to put the after party information on your invitations, get the word out. Start telling your friends and younger relatives as you are wedding planning. Even if you do not have an exact location, let your guests know that there will be an after party to look forward to. You can even have the DJ announce it at the end of the reception.
Pick a location
A lot of times, hotels have bars that stay open late or they have a party suite that can be opened after hours. Inform the hotel that you would like a location for an after party. Most of the time, they allow you to use their facilities for free. Another idea is to have the party in your own bridal suite! And when you have had enough, you can call it a night on your own terms and in the luxury of your own room! You can also pick an outside venue and have your guests transported in a limo!
Most Important: Designate someone else to take care of the details
You have enough on your hands with planning a wedding! Designate a close friend or relative to be in charge of the after party. They can gather the beverages and have everyone chip in for the cost.
These are just a few simple steps to make sure your party lasts as long as everyone can still keep dancing!