There’s no doubt that weddings are a great tradition. There’s the grandeur of the ceremony and glamour of the reception, not to mention being surrounded by close family and friends. Sometimes, a bride and groom need to let loose and celebrate their union in the most untraditional way possible. Follow this guide and party on!
If your wedding guests are flying out to attend your wedding, make sure you pick a location that is accessible to them. If not a nearby bar, it can be your hotel suite. You can also have it at a different section of your wedding venue. If you do decide to go to a far location, make sure you arrange transportation for your guests as some will have had too much to drink.
This is where you should go all out and let your personality come through. Stay away from anything even remotely related to weddings; that means no white, no pastels, no chandeliers or anything else you will have at your wedding. You can decorate the venue based on your honeymoon destination or a place that is of sentimental value to you and your spouse.
Food & Drinks
All your party buddies have to be fed. Provide them with your favorite midnight snacks, such as burgers, pizza, fries, etc. Alternatively, if you’re partying through the night, you might consider serving breakfast food. Who wouldn’t want pancakes at 3 a.m.? You can also have an open bar or serve your guests a signature drink, made especially for the occasion.
You and your guests should be comfortable, yet stylish. You will need to let your guests know what the dress code is because you wouldn’t want anyone showing up in sweatpants. However, if you do ask your guests to change outfits, you should make sure that the venue is close so that they can head to their rooms first.
Anything that is a change of pace from the wedding is great. If you’ll have a jazz band at the reception, go for a DJ to really get your guests in the party mood. Make sure you have a full entertainment system by adding speakers and screens. If you can afford it, hire dancers that put on unique performances, such as LED dance shows.