(Closed) Do I need to have a day-after breakfast/brunch?

posted 4 years ago in Food
Post # 3
3919 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

It’s nice if you can afford it, but its not necessary. We’re not having one and 80-90% of our guests will be coming from another country (it’s a DW) 

Post # 4
341 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

You don’t NEED to do anything.  Weddings have expanded from cake and punch to a full dinner, to a rehearsal dinner, reception dinner, midnight snack, and morning brunch.

Enough.  Do what you can do (budget, time, and sanity-wise), and your guests will love it!

Post # 7
1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Sunnybrook:  I totally agree. In fact, all you need for a wedding is yourself, a groom, a celebrant, and a few witnesses (depending on your local laws). The witnesses don’t even have to know you!

So…no. You don’t need a day-after-brunch.

Post # 8
302 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

In our case, I’ve just been telling friends that, since we’re not leaving until Monday for our honeymoon, we’d love to meet up on Sunday if anyone is sticking around for brunch/lunch.  That way it is clear that it is not a scheduled event that we’re paying for and there is no pressure for those wanting to get out of town early.  I would suggest you informally mention to friends/family to text you on Sunday morning if they’re wanting to meet up (if you want to).  That way it is clear that it is not a planned “wedding” event.

Post # 9
4436 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Definitely not necessary! It would just add needless stress (and funds) trying to figure out when and where to do it…probably guests want to sleep in after the wedding dancing anyways:)

Post # 10
723 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I agree with PP, you don’t need to have anything. There is no written rule that you have to have a day-after event of some kind

Post # 11
7312 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Do what works best for you. If you wanted to, you could use word of mouth to let them know that you will be having brunch at x restaurant at y time, and that you would be happy if people wanted to meet up with you then. That takes the pressure off of you because you’re not really hosting anyone, and makes it easier for others to decline if they need to because there’s not the pressure of an official invitation.

Post # 12
18615 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We had mostly out of town guests and did not do a day after brunch or lunch.

Post # 13
2350 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I’ve never been to a wedding that had one

Post # 14
291 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

It’s totally up to you. If they’ll be sticking around, and you all want to hang out, then by all means, do it. 🙂


Our wedding will be overseas and we’re lucky to have a lot of our family and friends flying in to attend. So although they will all be available the morning after, we decided we’re going to skp brunch with them since FI and I figured that we’ll want to sleep in. Maybe we’ll just have dinner with them instead. 🙂

Post # 15
2516 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

not necessary! DH and i went out of our way to avoid people the next day (we stayed at the hotel where our reception was held the night of our wedding and had guests staying there also). we just wanted to be able to enjoy each other and not worry about hosting people. we weren’t taking our honeymoon for a few months after the wedding so that next day was important for us to have to ourselves. we also had a small (40 people) wedding and were able to see and talk to everyone at the reception so we didn’t feel bad about avoiding the next day.


Post # 16
82 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Most of our guests will be coming from out of town. We are also on quite a tight budget. The hotel we are most likely going with to reserve rooms offers continental breakfast, and I think that is good enough!

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