Three days of parties. That's my term for what most people call "the wedding weekend." You know, where you have a bunch of out of town guests and plan something like a rehearsal dinner on Friday night, the wedding on Saturday and brunch on Sunday.
I think we can do better than that...that's very typical. Let's have three days of parties. Our clients do it all the time.
Think about it. Your wedding is probably the only time in your life all of your loved ones are in one place - and they are there to celebrate YOU. Might as well enjoy it all. Here's what three days of parties looks like for many of our clients:
Day 1 - Guest arrival
- Receive fun, whimsical and creative welcome basket upon hotel check in
- If you're in a city, evening cocktail party with heavy passed hors d'oeuvres and a very fun, casual vibe. We've done rooftops, boat charters, restaurant buyouts and more
- If you're somewhere more remote, a casual cookout style event with a bonfire on the beach, s'mores, etc
Day 2 - Tourist stuff and wedding
- If you're in a big city, arrange tickets to a game, tickets to a museum, tickets on some fun and cheesy tour with lunch. We've even had Segway tours.
- If you're somewhere more remote, coordinated group activities (kayaking, games, hikes)
- If you're somewhere like Provincetown, group shopping and dining excursion, possibly a whale watch or Dune Tour
- Everyone freshens up and the couple gets ready for the wedding
- The wedding!
- After party!
Day 3 - Brunch and departures
- Most of your guests will head out on Sunday but send them off with a really sweet brunch with bloody marys and mimosas to aid in recovery - and be sure to be present at the brunch yourself to say goodbye to your guests! Oh, and don't forget to bring leftover wedding cake to brunch!
How are you planning to show your guests a good time?
(Photo by Jag Studios, of a bonfire and s'mores at a private vacation rental on Cape Cod)