Move over traditional weddings, wedding weekends are taking over! Wedding weekends are becoming increasingly popular so let’s talk about all things wedding weekend. A wedding weekend typically refers to a series of events and activities that take place over the course of a 3- or 4-day weekend celebration of a wedding. These events may include a welcome party, rehearsal dinner, bridal brunch, ceremony, reception, and farewell brunch. This also allows for a more personalized and unique experience while spending more time together with loved ones and creating memories leading up to the big day!
How to Plan a Wedding Weekend
From the welcome party to the farewell brunch, here is everything you need to know on how to plan a wedding weekend. So, let’s keep the festivities rolling and yourself stress free with all things wedding weekend party pointers!
A welcome party is a great way greet everyone in a relaxed no pressure environment. Whether your guest are from out of town or. It is a great way to thank them for coming and to give them an opportunity to meet and mingle with each other before the wedding day.
Here are some tips for hosting
1.Choose the right venue: The venue for your welcome party can be anything from a casual backyard BBQ to a more formal reception hall. Choose a venue that fits your style and is convenient for your guests
2.Keep it simple: A welcome party is meant to be a casual, relaxed event. Don’t worry about making it too elaborate or formal. Finger foods and cocktails are a great way to keep things simple and easy.
3.Plan activities: Activities can help break the ice and get guests mingling. Games, photo booths, or even karaoke can be a great way to get guests interacting and having fun.
A day or two before the wedding & typically following the ceremony rehearsal is this celebratory and often intimate dinner. Filled with toasts, roasts, love and laughter and not to mention that everyone is brimming with anticipation on the eve of the wedding. Now the rehearsal dinner is typically reserved for the wedding party and close family members .
Some wedding attendees may not be ready to call it a night. This is where the after party comes into play. Some locations you can send the party goers to would be a bar, restaurant, or if you are in Vegas a nightclub! Now its completely up to you whether you want to join in on the fun but this also allows the older guest/relatives to go home and lets your venue’s staff to start breaking down.
A post wedding brunch is a great way to wind down and say your final goodbyes. When planning your farewell brunch keep in mind of hotel checkout times, you don’t want the out-of-town guest to be anxious to get on the road! This brunch is usually for the couple’s families and any guest who are still in town and like most parties this brunch can be held wherever suits your mood, basically anything goes! You can even take it a step further and give your brunch a theme inspired by your honeymoon destination!
If you are planning a wedding weekend and have no idea where to start, we are here to help! Also don’t forget to check out our most recent feature in Redfin! We talk about all the fun places to check out while in town in Sin City! From the welcome party to the farewell brunch and everything in-between. Lets make your wedding weekend one to remember! Contact us here!