Post # 1
How many of you are planning brunches for your guests the day after your wedding? Who is invited? What will you serve? I hadn’t really considered hosting one because I assumed they took a form like this http://www.brides.com/planning/parties/feature/article/132073# which could easily tack on another couple $thousasnd to an already stretched budget as well as a lot more stress and planning even though it’s very beautiful. I’m not having a destination wedding per say becuase it’s just in my own hometown, but many guests will be travelling short and long distances to get there. Just now I read this post from Mrs. Blueberry http://www.weddingbee.com/2007/06/05/brunch-pics/ and it sounded so nice and laid back. I’ve never attended a wedding with a day after brunch, but I think I would enjoy it. Would you recommend one? Any tips?
Post # 3
I’m inviting the people who I invited to the rehearsal dinner — that way I know it will be close family and friends and a few out of towners. I’m getting married in my hometown and it’s going to be at my dad’s house. I imagine it will be laid back — bagels, krispy kremes, oj, maybe a breakfast casserole and/or pancakes. After the craziness of the day before everybody will probably just want to chill!
As for logistics, it will be from 10 – ? (prob 12 or 1), I’m including an invitation to this and the rd in the wedding invite and we will also be opening presents there. Hope that helps!
Post # 4
we’re doing this. we invited everyone (an enclosure is going in the invitations) and are just serving bagels and lox and breakfast things (catered by the local supermarket). it’s really low key and low budget. i would recommend it. i never see my family so it’ll be nice to have one last get-together before everyone leaves.
Post # 5
We are having a morning after brunch at the hotel. The hotel is charging us $10 a head for a private room and a breakfast buffet. You should look into your hotel…some hotels offer complimentary breakfast buffets at no cost to you!
Post # 6
The only day after brunch experience I had was at a hotel, and we had them save the centerpieces from the wedding. It was a great way to get more mileage out of the flowers.
Post # 7
We are inviting everyone. Having it at our reception venue for $15/head/ Most weddings I have been to have had brunches, but they have all been weddings where most people had to travel.
Post # 8
We are getting married where we live and our family and most friends are coming from out of town. People will be staying in hotels, but we’re hosting a brunch at our place the morning after. We found a local caterer who will bring fruit salad, pastries & condiments, potatoes, juices, coffee, and a hot egg dish and meat side to our house for $13/head. We’re planning on having our immediate families – maybe the full rehearsal invitees depending on the budget – for brunch, gifts, and honeymoon sendoff… no special decor.<font face=”AGaramond-Regular” size=”1″ color=”#231f20″></font>
Post # 9
Everyone who will be staying at our Inn after the wedding will be invited to breakfast, basically because it’s included with the price of the room. The inn will only have wedding guests staying the night of our wedding.
The resturaunt at the inn where we’ll be wed is only open for breakfast to their guests and they serve a full breakfast. We’ve decided on buffet style to give it a more relaxed feel after the wedding day formalities.
Angel: I like the idea of saving the center peices to reuse at breakfast. I’ll have to make a note of that. Thanks!
Post # 10
We held a day-after beach party from 12-5 p.m., open house style and invited everyone. We had the info on our web site, and printed invites that we displayed near the wedding favors during the wedding.
It was totally casual with burgers & hot dogs, and gave the out-of-towners a chance to hang at the beach. We put two of the bridesmaids in charge of organizing it and bringing the food.
The wedding goes by so fast, you really don’t get to spend all that much time with each person. About half the guests from the wedding showed up at various times throughout the day, and we so appreciated the opportunity to actually talk to people, many of which made big efforts to come to the wedding.
Since it was post-wedding, we were stress-free and relaxed and it was fun hearing all the things people enjoyed while it was fresh in their minds.
I highly recommend it.
Post # 11
We’re planning on having a day after brunch, but we don’t have all the details worked out yet. We get to keep the leftovers from the reception and since we have to do a buffet (the venue has a horribly small kitchen, so no caterers would agree to do seated) we figure we’ll have a decent amount of leftovers. So we’re just going to serve the leftovers the next day at a room at the hotel. We’ll probably invite everyone to just hang out since we don’t get together very often. Nothing too formal though, people can stop by if they want.
Post # 12
We are planning a day after brunch at our house. We are inviting our immediate families, bridal party and out of town guests. We are serving the leftovers from the cocktail hour and midnight buffet, and getting some cinnamon buns and quiches and stuff. We are also probably opening our gifts at this party.