(Closed) Day-after brunch: need advice!

posted 9 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
521 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

As a general rule, the wedding party members and the immediate family of the bride and groom attend the brunch. The number of people invited to the brunch is usually kept to a minimum, so that the newlyweds will have a chance to speak with each person individually. It’s a lovely gesture to invite people who have traveled a great distance to attend the wedding. These guests will appreciate being included, and it will make their trip even more memorable and worthwhile.



It’s what I thought. Because you are most likely ignore a lot of your family to get around to the guests. You see them more and they will be with your before the wedding so it’s nice to get a visit before leaving for your honeymoon/back to work.

But, to avoid hurt feelings: it would be nice to extent it to all of the Out of Town guests..some will come; some will travel and not care.

Post # 4
900 posts
Busy bee

We did close family/friends and anyone staying at the hotel.

Post # 5
2434 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I had a semi-destination wedding, so all of the guests that stayed at the lodge came to the brunch.  It was from 8:30 to 10:30, so guests didn’t all come at once- it let us mix and mingle.

Post # 6
960 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I would extend the invitation to wedding party members and dates (assuming the brunch is being held at the hotel where everyone is staying) along with your immediate family. Kind of like the rehearsal dinner. Out of Town guests would probably love the invitation as well.

Post # 7
1901 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m going to invite everyone, but I know some of them will want to do their own thing that day. We will only have a max of 35 or so anyway.

Post # 9
440 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We;re having a destination wedding so we’re inviting everyone… if you’re having out-of-townesr they’d probably apreciate the invite, esp. if their hotels don’t offer a continental!

Post # 10
1104 posts
Bumble bee

I hosted my sister’s brunch this year and we included an invite with the wedding invites, for all guests. Funnily enough, a lot of the people who came were locals – many of the OOTers wanted to get on the road earlier (we started at 11am). We’re having a destination wedding (but it’s only 2 hours away for most guests) and I’d love to do something the next day but not sure what – everyone will need to check out of the hotel by 10am and there’s no one local to host. We might need to get creative!

Post # 11
2889 posts
Sugar bee

I attended a wedding this past weekend where they just verbally extended an invite to anyone who was staying at the hotel (they booked out a 30 room hotel and the breakfast was there) and anyone else who wanted to come back the next morning. Those of us who didn’t stay at the hotel paid our own ($10) to the hotel because breakfast was included in the cost of stay for the others. It was a nice way to keep it casual and easy for the bride and groom.

Post # 12
4385 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

my sister did immediate family, wedding party, and out of town guests. i don’t think we’ll do this since 99% of our guests are out of town! so i think it kind of depends!

Post # 13
1956 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

I believe we’re inviting all Out of Town guests (which is about 150 people!) simply because that is what the Future In-Laws want to do and they are hosting/paying for it…If you can, doing it this way is a nice gesture to your guests and another chance to mingle with people you didn’t get to spend time with during the actual wedding…Ours will be from 10-12, so not everyone will come at once and should be a good way to relive all the fun from the night before 🙂

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