(Closed) Brunch after civil ceremony

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think you guys would pay (kinda like a mini reception). Did you actually invite your family to join you for brunch or is that just a preliminary plan?

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

We’re doing something similar and paying for both the immediate reception and our larger reception (though the big one is next year). I think if you’re hosting, you should pay.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@JarredRocksMySocks: I hope I didn’t make you upset. Paying was just my instant knee-jerk reaction. But, I’m not sure if there is really anyway around not paying if you invite anyone to join you.

Just a thought…Can you create a limited menu? For example: There’s a restaurant where I live, and if you want to have a get-together but not have a full blown event, you can pick items from the main menu and they will present this limited menu to your guests. It’s a great way to cap costs. I hope it works out!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

if you are having the real reception the week after, then i dont think you need to pay for the brunch too.  maybe just tell people by word of mouth that you are going out for brunch after and they can feel free to join you. that way, its their choice if they come or not and it shouldn’t look like u are paying

Post # 8
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Honey bee

If you are looking to save money you could make brunch and serve it at your place?

Bagels, cream cheese, make-ahead breakfast stratas or fritatta?

Post # 12
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Honey bee

If you invite someone to an event, then you pay all of the expenses on their behalf since they are your guests.

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