Post # 1
My FI and I are leaving for our honeymoon at 6am the day after our wedding. If we don’t leave at 6am, the next flight out wouldn’t get us there until 10pm that evening. Rather than waste a whole day of fun in the sun in St. Lucia, we decided to bite the bullet and take the early flight. After revealing our plans to our families (and after booking the flights) my mom expressed sadness about not being able to have a send-off brunch. I didn’t even think of this! Is anyone else having a send-off brunch?
Post # 3
We had a morning after brunch with some relatives that were in town! It wasn’t anything formal though – it was just at a diner. 🙂
Post # 4
My parents and family that was in town and staying at the hotel had an informal brunch together the morning after we met up with everyone downstairs when we woke up and went to breakfast so we still got to see everyone and say good bye it was very informal though.
Post # 5
We did a day after brunch! It was definitely worth it. We were able to spend so much time with our guest and catching up with them, much more so than at the wedding. It was nothing formal just some food tossed on a table and lots of mingling.
Post # 6
We ppurposefully didn’t leave for our honeymoon until Monday morning, specifically so that we could have a morning after brunch with our guests. It was super fun to see everyone the day after the wedding, and catch up on all of the fun everyone had the night before. We were able to relax, look at eveyone’s pictures (on their cameras) from the wedding, and catch up with all of our out of town guests.
If someone wants to throw you a morning after brunch, go for it! If I were in your spot, I’d push back the honeymoon a day and catch the earliest flight possible on Monday morning 🙂
Post # 7
If leaving early is important to you, maybe you could have your parents or friends enjoy a brunch without you? You could make a reservation at a restaurant and they could all meet there for brunch and enjoy each other’s company without you two.
Post # 8
we’re leaving Sunday night so we can attend our morning after brunch. I always love going to brunches after weddings so I’m looking forward to ours. It’s a nice time to catch up with everyone in a quieter setting.
Post # 9
We’re having a brunch, but only b/c we aren’t having a honeymoon — hence, nowhere to be and all day to get there. 🙂
In the end, it’s your call. It’s a relatively new thing (the brunch) so most people won’t think anything of not having one (unless you’ve having a destination wedding or something, in which case, if people spent a few thousand dollars to travel a few thousand miles, I could understand them being put off by it).
Post # 10
We’re leaving Sunday evening so my parents can throw us a Farewell Brunch. But our flight is a red eye to Europe (which was cheaper) so this worked out in our favor anyway. Your parents can certainly still host a brunch without you but with all their friends and family.
Post # 11
We’re doing the day-after brunch thing, too. We don’t leave for our honeymoon until much later, so we have plenty of time. The brunch is going to be really informal- bagels and such at my parents’ house. But I’m really excited to have a laid-back chance to visit with some of my closest family and friends. With 225+ guests at the wedding, I know we won’t get much time to talk to them the night before.
Post # 12
I had one, but I wasn’t leaving until 2 days after the wedding (married Saturday, left Monday). It totally wasn’t worth missing a honeymoon day! Don’t change your plans. Just let your friends and family get together for brunch without you!
Post # 13
Our wedding is Saturday and we won’t leave for our honeymoon til Monday so will have time. If you have the time to do it, I think its great fun to rehash the evenings festivities with friends and to thank guests who came. If you don’t have time, I don’t think it is a big deal at all!
Post # 14
We are having a brunch and are excited for it. But when my brother got married, it was the same as you, they had to leave ASAP…. so the brunch went on without them. During the planning, they were bummed about not being there, but once it was actually there, they were just thrilled to be on their honeymoon and didnt feel like they were missing out.
Post # 15
We are doing the brunch as well. We are getting married on a Saturday and our flight to the DR doesnt leave until Tuesay at 12:55am (so Monday night to me!). My FI’s parents are throwing it, they have done it for his other two brothers and it was alot of fun. It will be close family, people in the bridal party and out of town guests. Im looking forward to it, I want to do a bloody mary bar with personalized bloody mary mixes from theknot shop!
Post # 16
When I got married the first time, my parents hosted a farewell brunch…for everyone else! My (now ex-husbands) family came over to my parents house and all of the other family who was in town came over too-didn’t matter that we weren’t there. I guess that is kind of wierd that I posted that about my ex-husband, but your post made me think of it. From what I heard, everyone had a great time and it was a nice way to say goodbye to family that may not see each other anytime again soon.