Especially when you’re wedding is out of town, it can be really lovely to organise a post-wedding brunch for the day after the wedding. It’s a good way to say a final thank you and goodbye to your closest guests, before departing on your awaited honeymoon. Here are a few things to consider during the planning!
1. Who to invite
Typically, a post-wedding brunch is held for the couple’s close family and any guests who travelled a fair way to make it to your special day. But it’s up to you! We recommend keeping the numbers down, to avoid a second wedding in the making.
2. Who should pay
Traditionally, the parents of the bride. However, it’s a nice gesture for the couple to pay (if the budget permits).
3. Where to have it
We recommend that you hold the brunch around where you had been staying the night before. If you can have it at the hotel, that’s ideal. This way yourself and all of the guests can roll out of bed after a long night of dancing, and enjoy a lovely brunch with the newlyweds.
4. How do we invite our guests
The simplest way, if it’s planned in advance, is to slip a little card in with the wedding invitation. This way the guests who will be attending can arrange their next-day plans to suit.
5. It doesn’t need to be extravagant
Like we mentioned earlier, you don’t want it to become another wedding! Keep it simple but nice, and within budget. You can reuse some of the flowers from the wedding reception to dress up the tables, but that’s as much as it needs