Speak to any married couple you know, and they’ll probably tell you that their wedding day went by in a flash. If you want to keep your celebrations going that little bit longer, why not check out our wedding after party ideas? Whether you’re total party animals at heart and want to continue dancing into the night, love the idea of a chilled out night-cap after your wedding reception or want to extend the festivities into the next day, we’ve got something to inspire you.
Here are the most awesome wedding after party ideas.
On the night wedding after party ideas
We struggle to think of a more magical wedding after party idea than a fireworks display in the grounds of your venue. Have your wedding DJ or master of ceremonies tell everyone to gather outside before surprising them with a spectacular display. Add sparklers for an extra fun element and a beautiful wedding photo opportunity.
If your venue requires you to cut the music earlier on due to its location or local regulations, why not create an after wedding disco screening space? Guests can cosy up with a drink, rest their dancing feet and chill out in front of a movie. Make it one of your favourite movies as a couple, for an extra personal touch.
If you’ve got exclusive use of your wedding venue, chances are there are plenty of spaces on-site for you to utilise. Why not invite guests to join you in a drawing room, library or separate tipi for a chilled-out night-cap? It’s a great chance for you to finally sit down and catch up with guests after a hectic day or simply enjoy a drink with your new spouse.
While you may be all danced out, you may not be ready to cut the music completely at the end of the night. Change up the tempo and hire a jazz band to perform some end of the night tunes for you and your guests as you sip the last of the big day bubbles.
If your guests are in the mood to sing and perform, Karaoke is a fun way to turn the spotlight onto them for the balance of the evening. Hire a DJ that can provide the service or make a reservation at a Karaoke bar.
If you’re getting married in a city centre location or are within easy reach of a nearby town or city, you could always head out to a club post-wedding. Put the idea out there ahead of the day and see who might be up for continuing the celebrations elsewhere and then book a VIP table.
Just like at the end of a regular night out, you’ll probably be feeling peckish and ready for something a little bit naughty and delicious when the dancing is over! Why not hire a street food van or two? You can enjoy pizza, burgers, hot dogs or anything you fancy as you chat to your guests at the end of the night.
Stand up comedian
Why not take the weight off your feet and sit down to a comedy show at the end of the evening? Hiring a comedian is a unique and unexpected wedding after party idea that guests will love.
If you’re getting hitched in the city, taking guests on a tour around the bright lights with some quality tunes is a great way to end the night! Serve up drinks and get the disco lights going, too.
Day after wedding after party ideas
If you fancy going straight to bed after your wedding disco (we totally wouldn’t blame you) then why not invite guests to reconvene the following morning for post-wedding brunch? Whether you arrange it with the venue or head to a local café, it’s a great chance to catch-up with guests, feed those hangovers and say your goodbyes before you head off on your honeymoon.
The good old British Sunday lunch has been bringing families together for decades, so it’s a total winner for post-wedding get togethers. Ask your venue if they’re able to organise it or head to the best local pub.
After months of wedding planning, a busy build-up and a full-on day, a spa day could be just the thing you need. Treat your bridal party or your closest family members to a relaxing wedding after party at your local health and wellness centre. Enjoy treatments, a dip in the pool and a spot of lunch – bliss!
We think an after party is a must for a wedding abroad, guests will likely be sticking around a little while longer to enjoy the destination, so putting on plenty for them to do is a great idea. Make the most of the weather in sunnier climes with a picnic on the beach or in the grounds of your venue. Make sure to pack plenty of local produce to give guests a true taste of the area!
If you’re an active kind of couple, a refreshing walk around a local beauty spot could be a great idea for you. If you’re getting hitched in a rural location, ask your venue for hike suggestions, they may even have grounds of their own for you to explore.
Who doesn’t love little tiny sandwiches, scones and tea? Booking afternoon tea at your venue or a nearby hotel is a sure winner with your wedding guests, especially older relatives who may not have been able to stick around for the night time wedding antics.
Find local suppliers for your wedding after party festivities on WeddingWire »