Post # 1
I would like to plan a bridal luncheon (or “bridesmaid luncheon”) as a thank you to my bridesmaids. Has anyone done one of these before? I need some ideas for themes, games, and any other tips you have! The only thing I have right now is that I am going to host it at my parent’s home the day before wedding.
Post # 4
I dont think typically these things are “themed” with games, but you can do whatever you want.
Do you want to make it yourself and have it at home or at a restaurant?
I went to a thank you luncheon for my friend and it was just a lunch with us girls the day before the wedding before manicure and pedicures.
Post # 5
I had this for my first wedding, and then I also hosted one for my best friend when she got married…I don’t know (although I should) if it’s a Southern thing that the bride doesn’t usually host them herself, but a female family member (mom/aunt) or a bridesmaid would host the luncheon in the bride’s honor or on her behalf.
But I digress. Anyway, both luncheons that I’ve been privy to were pretty tame. Both were “teas” with a little more food served than a regular afternoon tea. I always thought of them as more of an opportunity for the bride to hand out gifts to the bridesmaids and personally thank everyone, etc. We didn’t do games or anything like that…but we enjoyed the luncheons very much! It helps if you’re a fan of afternoon tea with your favorite female family members and girlfriends, though. 🙂
Post # 6
@tarheelgrad98: This bridal luncheon is not for me, it is for my bridesmaids. Both etiquette books I have indicate that it may be hosted by myself and my mother, which is what we are doing. This is different from the bridal luncheon that is honor of the bride herself.