Post-wedding brunch

posted 3 years ago in Parties
  • poll: What do you think of this e-vite/wording?
    Not good -tacky : (3 votes)
    19 %
    Good - clear and inviting : (13 votes)
    81 %
  • Post # 3
    453 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    We are doing the same thing. Most people are from out of town and wedding is over an hour from our house, so we will be staying in the same hotel wedding night. I’m spreading the word about a no host brunch the next morning and plan on putting a note in each welcome bag for those staying with the pricing among other things. Hotel said I can give them an approximate head count the day before but as of now they have it noted to block out a portion of the restaurant. 

    Post # 2
    5160 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I think it sounds great.  With a totally optional event like this I don’t think you should have any concerns about not hosting.  Many people will probably just be happy to get a little more time with you.  And if they prefer not to come, it’s no biggie.

    Post # 4
    889 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I’d be completely fine as a guest with that wording! 🙂

    Post # 6
    11469 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    I think it gets the point across without the typical etiquette issues. We did a post wedding bbq at my in-law’s house with out of town guests and that was really fun.

    As the restaurant wants a specific head count do you know if you will be billed in the case of no-shows?

    Post # 5
    83 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 2000

    This has become a tradition in our family. DH has exes so there are steps and exes at every function. We actually all get along so it is nice to have one last chance to socialize.

    Post # 8
    8680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I think what you have is worded fine. We used something like,

    Fare-Well Brunch

    Saturday, November 1, 2014


    All guests are welcome to attend, however, this is not a catered event and all guests will be responsible for their own meals.

    Post # 9
    10886 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I oersonally still would find it odd to receive what appears to be an invitation to an event that is not being hosted.

    Instead, I would suggest a simple e-mail (without the invitation-like graphic) with wording such as:

    “Dear _________________,

    If you’re looking for a great, local restaurant at which to have brunch the day after our wedding, we are happy to recommend NameofEstablishmentHere.  We also plan to dine there that day prior to heading off on our honeymoon.

    The cost of the brunch is $XX per person.  To help our friends and family avoid potentially long wait times at the restaurant, we plan to make a single, large-group reservation for 11 a.m.  Please let us know if you would like us to add your name(s) to the list.

    We can’t wait to see you at the wedding!

    Bride and Groom

    Post # 10
    10886 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I was trying to edit the typo (personally, instead of “oersonally”) in my prior comment and also to add a placeholder for the date of your event into my suggested language.  However, either my internet service or the WB site wouldn’t load my text into the edit box.  So, I’m posting these corrections separately.

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