Magnificent Moments Weddings

Trends We Love | The After Party

Live music provided by Ike and Martin was the perfect touch for a fall wedding reception coordinated by Magnificent Moments Weddings

We here at Magnificent Moments Weddings are a sucker for a party, I mean it’s what we do!  Your wedding is arguably one of the biggest parties you will ever throw in your life. All good things though must come to an end.  But a new idea that is currently popping up all over Charlotte, just may solve this problem and extend the fun just a little longer. That is why we are currently in love with the newest trend in weddings: The After Party.

Chris & Claire

Photography by Sharon Ashley Photography

What Is An After Party

An after-party is just as it sounds, a party that comes after your reception.  Many venues have rental time limits that end receptions around 10 or 11 pm. For many brides who want to continue the fun, these early end times can be limiting.  So some choose to invite their guests to join them at a nearby bar or club to share some more drinks, dancing, and, of course, fun.

How to host an After Party

First, pick a location preferably somewhere near your reception.  If you are hosting your wedding in Uptown Charlotte, there are many places within walking distance, if your wedding is outside the city, consider renting transportation to shuttle guests. Reach out to the bar or club you’ve chosen to make sure they can accommodate your guests.  Then, simply let your guests know where to go. You can add the information to your wedding website and have your band or DJ announce as the night concludes.  Now it is time to have some more fun!

Great Uptown Charlotte After Party Spots

We have had many brides hosts these fun after events, mostly in the uptown area.  Here are some great spots to consider if you plan to host your own After Party.

          • Ri Ra
          • Fitzgeralds
          • Merchant and Trade
          • Valhalla
          • Ink n Ivy


Bride is all smiles on the dance floor during her wedding with music provided by Split Second Sound

Photography by Anchor and Veil Photography

Want more great ideas to make your wedding uniquely you?  Check out some of our other Trends We Love Features including; statement suits, accent walls, and private last dances.  And be sure to reach out to Magnificent Moments Weddings, we would love to help plan your big day!

Happy Planning!


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