7 Wedding Weekend Events That Will Make the Fun Last ...


Your big day is sure to go by in a flash, but by adding in a couple other fun wedding weekend events, you can help extend the excitement both before and after it’s time to make your way down the aisle.

Ready to get the party started?

From welcome parties to group excursions, here are seven wedding weekend events guaranteed to make the celebration last at least a little bit longer.

1. Welcome Party

Whether you’re having a destination wedding or even just anticipating a number of out-of-town guests, a welcome party is the perfect way to greet everyone while kicking off what is perhaps the first of several fun wedding weekend events you’ve got lined up.

Worried about the extra expense?

A welcome party doesn’t have to be elaborate and can entail anything from a simple cocktail hour at a local bar to an appetizer meet-and-greet at your hotel.

2. Rehearsal Dinner

Another classic wedding weekend event, the rehearsal dinner allows you to enjoy a pre-wedding celebration with your wedding party and close family members.

Just as is true of your welcome party, remember that the rehearsal dinner doesn’t have to be an expensive affair, with couples going for everything from pizza parties to backyard BBQs.

Some couples even choose to have a more inclusive welcome party in place of a rehearsal dinner, which is perfectly fine, too.

3. Manicures & Pedicures

Unwind and enjoy a little extra time with your bridesmaids by scheduling a manicure and pedicure outing the day before the wedding.2

If it's allowed, bring along a bottle of champagne, and you’ll definitely leave feeling relaxed and ready to get the celebration underway!

4. Bridesmaids’ Luncheon

Wondering what to do after getting manicures and pedicures?

Why not host a bridesmaids’ luncheon as a special thank you for all of the girls’ love and support?

This is also a great time to give them their bridesmaid gifts prior to the wedding, so don’t forget to bring them along.

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