Written by Kon-Tiki Taco
If your wedding is a smash, plan an after-bash. Today’s happy couples want their friends and family to mingle more casually after the reception.
A relatively new trend in weddings is the after-party. And the best way to describe what it’s all about is it’s the alter ego of the formal reception earlier in the day.
Why even feel obligated to add one more layer to your extravaganza? Well, you aren’t required to do this. But after-parties organically have risen up by the party-hardiest for time immemorial. Sometimes feelings were hurt when some ended up having memorable (i.e., wild, epic, Hangover 2-level) times that only a portion of guests knew about. Hence, a formally-organized informal post-reception event is now more typical than ever before.
Taco themed after-parties can serve this function well. Plus, which wedding guests don’t want a few tortilla-wrapped bundles of taste after a few turns on the dance floor? Add a mobile margarita bar and the night’s a wrap! Wedding taco caterers are the perfect choice! Here’s a checklist on why your Cousin Chad just might bring in a taco catering company to make this event happen:
Definitely more casual – Whether it’s a loosened tie or a full-out change to jeans and fan-jerseys, the idea is for people to feel more relaxed. Hence, the taco caterers with the hand-held, jerk-chicken taco.
Food is a must – Did we mention a taco station or two should be on hand? If the main reception feast was at least two or three hours ago, your guests will be hungry. Give them something savory that satisfies the tiniest bridesmaid through Uncle Bart, the guy who was a linebacker in college in the 1990s.
Open bar optional but not required – Your choice of venue might be a funky club or poolroom, and of course some version of beverage service will be necessary. If your reception had an open bar your guests might not mind paying their own way for the late-night libations, but some venues might allow you to bring in a margarita bar. Could anyone ever complained about that?
Invite everyone, regardless – Yup, even your grandmother should be invited to come. And perhaps she will. That’s why having universally appealing offerings of food and drinks are good ideas. Ask a taco catering company about their experience serving carnivores and vegans alike.
Another reason is that out-of-town guests may want to experience more than just your reception venue in their short stay. This can be the chance for them to go across town to that funky bar, boutique hotel or your cousin’s awesome lakeside house.
So if your wedding is on-trend, you would be smart to plan this après-reception with a little bit of thought – and be clear with guests as to the time and location, perhaps with an insert into the invitation or a post on your wedding planner website.