I think that this is kind of a fun way for couples on a budget to plan activities that people are welcome to join in on, but don't have to. Since we're getting married on a holiday weekend, and we think people may come into town for the weekend, it would be good to have some stuff planned out to suggest, and potentially join them for.
Starting in September, the Aquarium and Science Center both do Fridays After Five, which is $8 admission to the museum. Guests could choose to go to the Aquarium or the Science Center for almost 1/5th the normal price. Admission includes the imax/shows as well as all exhibits, so it's pretty cool. Obviously not all of our guests could partake in this, but it would be fun for the ones that get to town early.
Friday night after the Aquarium or Science Center, we could invite guests to join us for an evening at a local bar or restaurant. I think guests might even be willing to venture down to Federal Hill where we live and meet us at one of our favorite hangouts. Since not that many people will get to town on Friday, we probably wouldn't have to worry too much about getting a private room.
Saturday morning, after the Wedding 5k, also a non-hosted activity, could bring a nice Harbor Cruise, allowing guests to have some water-based fun. Then the rehearsal lunch for the lucky few, and Saturday afternoon would of course have some free time, since all good school trips allow for free time. We don't want our guests to get too sick of each other!
Saturday night would be the rehearsal for the unlucky few, plus a bar night for the youngsters.
Sunday could involve some kind of suggested light lunch and suggested places for mani-pedis for those that like that sort of thing. Also possibly a listing of local churches for the religious folk. (We wouldn't be joining them for any of this.)
Is this too much to try to plan for people? Would people from out-of-town (not just people who haven't been to Baltimore before, but people who haven't been to the US in at least 10 years) enjoy the suggestions? Should we suggest some DC activities for people that want to go down there?