Post # 1
I would love to have a morning after breakfast, but the budget won’t really stretch for it and I think FH would kill me since we are already putting out so much.
But we have about 30 people coming into town (including his parents) we are all staying at the same hotel and there is a great $20 Sunday Brunch down the street that I think many would want to go to before hitting the road.
So how do I word the invite? I was going to put something in the hotel out of town bags, can i make it like a suggestions and include the price? Or even talk to the place to get a special rate and let people know that there is a special wedding discount?
Or is a pay your way breakfast just a tacky idea and I should scrap the whole thing?
Note: we are already paying for rehearsal dinner and inviting early out of town guest to that
Post # 3
Maybe you could put something like “mention the smith wedding for your special rate for your post wedding breakfast”?
Post # 4
You really can’t invite people if you are not paying. However, you can let people know by word of mouth, “We’re going to be having breakfast at the XYZ restaurant, which has this great special, at XX time on XX day. Anyone who wants is welcome to join us.” That gives people notice that you’re not actually hosting the event.
Post # 6
If you are doing OOT bags, you certainly could put information in about a couple of recommended places for breakfast.
If I were your guest I would appreciate the info about approximate costs or a link to the restaurant’s website if they have one.
If you do negotiate a discount , you can mention it also.
Post # 7
I like all of the ideas mentioned above. If they will be providing a discount, you can easily make a little insert to go in the OOT bags for the hotel guests, to they can decide whether to plan on meeting up for breakfast the next day or taking a pass. I really like the wording that @2dBride: used, it is informative and welcoming without giving the idea that you’re footing the bill for everyone.
Post # 8
Thanks ladies, unfortunately I won’t see many of our guest before the wedding to let them by word of month but I will likely go the route of putting info in the bag
Post # 9
We will be having a dinner like this 2 days before the wedding (not the rehersal dinner). In the welcome letter we have a “schedule of events” and on Thursday it says Optional ‘No Host’ dinner at ….. at 7:00 pm. That way everyone can see each other and us not pick up the bill. Good luck.