A wedding welcome party is a casual pre-wedding event that kicks off the wedding festivities. It’s a perfect way to welcome out-of-town guests and bring everyone together before the big day. The welcome party can be a replacement for a traditional rehearsal dinner or an additional, separate event held before or after the rehearsal dinner.
This event typically involves light bites, cocktails and some ice-breaking activities. Get ready for corn hole, jumbo Jenga, bocce or maybe even a scavenger hunt. Use your welcome party as a time to have some lighthearted fun and set the tone for the weekend.
The welcome party is a perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with your out-of-town guests. There will be people who traveled in especially for the occasion, so make sure to invite all of your non-local loved ones! Use this party to break the ice and say “thank you” for making the trip.
One or two nights before the wedding.
Consider hosting the welcome party at a hotel bar (bonus if it’s the hotel where your guests are staying), private room at your favorite restaurant, picturesque public park or even in your own backyard for a casual cook-out.
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