(Closed) Post Wedding Breakfast…Did you have one?

posted 9 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
813 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

We’re still working on this one, but our plan is to invite all of our guests. We are having a semi-destination wedding, where 99% of our guests will be staying at the hotel the night of the wedding. Therefore, on our reply card, we are asking how many are coming, their meal choice, and whether they will be attending our morning after brunch. We assume that some families will be leaving the next morning to catch their flights, so they won’t be able to make it.

We probably won’t specify the time on the reply card, but we’ll include it in our welcome packet in our out of town bag.

I am also planning on the fact that some of my guests (my age) who RSVP yes will be too hungover to make it! ๐Ÿ™‚

I think we’ll probably have a 2 hour thing– open from 10 am to 12 pm for anyone who wants to join!  

Post # 4
2681 posts
Sugar bee

We are doing a brunch the next day at my fiance’s parents house, they are hosting it.  They have done it with 2 other weddings for their sons and I believe they sent invitations with the rehearsal dinner invite since it was mainly out of town guests and the bridal party.  Some close non out of town family attends as well.  In the past it was around 11 and lasted a few hours.  The last one they did had a taco maker and bloody mary bar ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

Yes, all guests invited. I loved being able to see everyone the next day and not having to say goodbye to everyone at the actual reception! we got it pretty cheap and it really finished off the weekend nicely for us ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
90 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’m thinking of this morning after breakfast too! It just all depends on if I can find a flight that will work out so we don’t have to leave till 2pm. So far no luck! I just want to meet a restaurant somewhere. Unfortunately, our place isn’t really big enough to host it. I’m only inviting my family, and out of town guests.

Post # 8
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Yes, we did a day after brunch and everyone was invited.  I had a Destination Wedding, so we put the invitation to the day after brunch in with the welcome letter of the Out of Town bags.  We had it on the rooftop patio of the condo we and 80% of our guests were staying at, and I had Darling Husband pick up food from Costco the day of the wedding since it took him all of 15 minutes to get ready.

Post # 9
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We did one very similar to what you are talking about for my sister’s and it was perfect.  People who stayed at the hotel just stopped by if they wanted and chatted about the previous evening.  Very laid back and nice.  We had breakfast pastries, coffee and juice.  We combined it with their gift opening.  I will be doing something very similar for mine as well.

Post # 10
398 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

We had a post wedding brunch and I am so glad we did!  Ours was hosted at my parents house (the only locals) as myself and my husband along with the guest all traveled to get there.  My parents had an open house style with a spread of fruits, pinwheels, veggies, little petit fours.  I barely ate because I was so busy mingling with the guest, it was so nice to talk to them on a leisurely basis without the stress of the wedding day!

We sent invites to everyone a week after we sent out invitations.  It was just a very simple postcard so postage was cheap!  It also has information on the Dessert Party on Friday night that we hosted for Out of Town guest. 

If you can splurge on the budget I would say do it! You will find that your wedding day passes much too quickly and you will enjoy the extra time you get to spend with your guest!

Good Luck!

Post # 11
70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

My Fiance parents are hosting a brunch the next day and we are also combining it with the opening of gifts.  We’re not inviting everybody though…… just out of town friends and most of our families.  I’m looking forward to it!

Post # 12
11 posts
  • Wedding: May 2009

We’re doing a day-after brunch as well.  We’re advertising it on our wedding website, and will include information about it in our Out of Town bags (it’s a DW).

Does anyone have any idea about how to estimate (guesstimate?) how much food/coffee to get? 

To be honest, I have a bridesmaid who has been a little overbearing from the beginning of our engagement, so I put her in charge of planning this (in order to focus her energy a bit).  I hope it all works out!  hahaha  :o)

Post # 13
2404 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

 yep, we plan on having a day after brunch with both of our parents, siblings and grandparents

Post # 14
601 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

we did !  it was great. Our wedding was pretty much a destinatino so we invited everyone to come (our wedding was small to start with, about 50-60 people)  We were so fortunate that my new in laws hosted the breakfast at a local cafe.  We worked with the cafe to do a menu just for us offering 3 different breakfast meals to choose from.  

It was so nice to have a little chat with everyone and get all the scoop from the night before.  Plus I got to wear my snazzy new "Just married" tee  ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 15
2434 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I had a morning after brunch type thing that went from 8:30 to 10:30 with guests coming and going as the pleased.

All my guests stayed onsite for the wedding and the brunch was part of the package- the guests paid for it themselves as part of their accomodations.

When we sent out invites out we included a schedule of events and put the brunch on there.  We included that schedule on our website, and in the welcome letter.

Post # 16
234 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I really want to do this, but the question of where to have it is the big thing.  I have a few friends who have offered to host it in their homes so now it’s just something we have to decide if we want to get up in the morning and do it. I love the idea of being able to spend a more relaxed time with the people who are the closest to us.

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