You’ve said “I Do” and danced the night away with family and friends. If you’re not jumping on a plane the next morning for you honeymoon, then a post wedding brunch is a great way to spend one more day with your guests to thank them for celebrating a very special night with you.
Here are some tips on how to plan the perfect post wedding brunch.
Who should you invite?
The post wedding brunch is meant to say thank you to your wedding party, family and out of town guests before they journey back home. Some people travel great distances to celebrate with you so help them enjoy their trip and allow them to see you as much as possible.
That’s not all though. At your post wedding brunch, you make the rules, so if there are close friends, co-workers, or anyone else that you prefer to have there with you, feel free to invite them along as well. You can even include children and pets at this event depending on the venue you choose to host your post wedding brunch.
That brings me to the next point.
Where should you have your post wedding brunch?
This all depends on the wedding location. If you have traveled a long distance yourself to a destination, then the most logical choice is to use the hotel or wedding venue as te location for your post wedding brunch.
If you chose to have your nuptials close to home, then something cozy like a family members back yard, a local restaurant, or a place special to you and your new husband should work out perfectly for your post wedding brunch. As long as everyone is together, that’s all that really matters. Make it special to you and your husband and make sure your guests can talk, relax and enjoy one last meal with you before they go home.
What should you serve at your post wedding brunch?
Depending on what venue you choose to host your brunch, you can have multiple options for your last wedding weekend meal. If you are going to a local brunch spot, then try choosing a pre-set menu as an option for this occasion. If throwing your post wedding brunch in someone home, food stations are always a great idea. Try a combination of an omelet station, crepes, maybe some sea food, and comfort foods. Don’t forget the dessert and either a Bloody Mary bar, mimosa bar, or both. Mini foods are also a favorite among party guests, so call a local caterer and have them create appetizer size portions of chicken and waffles, yogurt parfaits or other favorite brunch foods.
Where ever you decide to have your post wedding brunch and whatever you decide to serve, make sure that before your guests leave, you say a few words to thank them for sharing this special weekend and all of these special memories with you and your new husband.