Did you read our post last week about the post-toast? Great, welcome back. An afterglow is not to be confused with a post-toast. Let us explain…
An afterglow is that warm fuzzy feeling after… well, never mind. We mean it in the cleanest term of an after-party following the wedding reception. This party is for the late-nighters that don’t call it a night after the bars close at 2am. This one is for the all-nighters.
Practicality speaking here’s how to pull off the awesome-est after-glow ever… first, ask your reception venue and caterer before signing the contract to make sure they’re on board. Have this time written in the contract after the reception ends. Then, plan to your hearts content. Think: fun, lounge-style, bar seating with late-night passed snacks. Think: Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit, Taquitos, Sweet Potato Fries, Potato Chip Bar, Crab Cake Sliders, and donut wall from our friends at Funky Town Donuts. Think: DJ if you had a band at the reception. Think creatively about the place to host your after-glow. This could be in the pre-function space where the cocktail hour was held or you can secretly transform the patio or terrace at your venue.
Getting the word out: You could send a separate small “psst” invite to some of your guests or just let the evening evolve into the whispers of a secret party after the reception with a very exclusive feeling.
How many well-planned after-glow parties have you been to? None, you say. Hello – we’re here to help. Follow us on Facebook @SarabethEvents or Instagram @SarabethEvents.
Sarabeth Events Team