You’ve done the official ceremony and had the formal wedding reception of your dreams. It is then time to blow-out with friends and family!
But, how do you take the late-night fun to the next level…
Shake up your evening reception by having an informal contrast to the days event. Any day guests that want to hang around for the evening revelry can do so. Invite your party animal friends from University and any friends who are important to you.
It is probably best to provide food for your evening reception, especially if alcohol is involved. It’ll be a way of thanking your guests for joining you. Think about timings carefully, if you’ve eaten your wedding reception around 2pm your guests will probably need something around 7 or 8pm. If you ate at around 5pm, then maybe you arrange snacks at 11pm.
- Food bar
- Cheese and biscuits
Or how about some midnight snack boxes, complete with a drink, something sweet (maybe a piece of your wedding cake), and something salty (pistachios, salt & pepper popcorn). These can be placed on a side table for guests to help themselves.
Setting the scene
You could alter the decorations (with help from the venue, or maybe some friends) to create an evening atmosphere. Think about using fairy lights, tealights and candles to add a bit of sparkle. Your new theme could be the start of your honeymoon. Jam jars filled with sand and shells, hessian table runners and rope knots for those going to a beach destination. Maybe crystal jewels, snowflake lanterns and fern cones for a skiing or Winter destination.
As the evening tends to be darker fireworks or/and sparklers could be organised. Have a picture-perfect moment with your friends holding sparklers as a guard of honour for you and your spouse.
What kind of entertainment do you and your spouse like? Here’s a few ideas to get you thinking about the kind of entertainment that is possible: –
- Live band
- Casino with roulette and black jack tables
- Cocktail bar
- Mariachi band
- Photo booth
Should your official photographer not be available for the after party, arm your guests with polaroid cameras. Informal photos for a fun night.
ENDING THE AFTER PARTY
Celebrate the end of a perfect night with hangover kits to those who made it to the end. Include items such as: –
- Tic tacs
- Coffee sachet
- Alka Seltzer
- Lip balm
Whatever you choose to do for your after party be sure that it is authentic to you as newlyweds. It is the sentimental details that matter.
Our aim has been to offer suggestions that could be applied to The Falcondale hotel & restaurant, a four-star country house hotel located just outside Lampeter in Mid Wales.
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