Around here, we think that elopements and intimate weddings are just the greatest way to get married. But we are often asked, “what about the party?”
Enter “But the Party,” a blog series where I break down ways to celebrate your marriage with those who didn’t get to see you say I do.
Back in the olden days, it was common for folks to have their ceremony in the courthouse or a church, then go back to the couple’s home for cake and punch. This post is a modern-day spin on that tradition.
Get a warehouse-vibe going at Ambient + Studio. They have a huge space that will accommodate all of your guests’ best (and worst) dance moves.
Since you’re only serving cake and punch, get some cocktail tables and enough furniture for 2-3 lounging areas. Your guests will need a place to rest after all the dancing.
A shit ton of cake. I love the look of mini cakes as opposed to one giant cake. If you want function over form, simply pick up a sheet cake or two from Publix. No one will judge you.
Skipping the flowers and creating a club-like ambiance is more likely to get people in the mood to dance. Several up-lights and some disco balls should do the trick.
Nothing is going to get people up and dancing quite like a bombass DJ. Do not underestimate the power of a quality DJ. You get what you pay for. Since this isn’t your average wedding, consider non-wedding DJs like Champagne Trap in ATL and Ella Ella in ATX.
Celebrate your marriage
Give a toast
Have a slideshow of ceremony and honeymoon photos
Have a piñata.
Wear something that is so sparkly you alone could light up the dance floor.
Provide wearable glow sticks.
Surprise your guests with a late-night pizza delivery.