(Closed) Post Wedding Bruch?

posted 8 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper

I think it depends on where it is and who is hosting it.  A recent wedding I was involved with – the brides mom hosted it in her backyard.  Totally casual and just a time for everyone to kick back.  That said – it was NOT enjoyable for the mom and those that helped with the brunch – who were already exhausted from the wedding events.

I think if you can get someone to do it for you that isn’t so involved with the wedding and can have it in a space that you find relaxing, it’s a very nice way to have everyone together (especially because the actual wedding will fly by).

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’ve been to some really nice, laid back and casual day after brunches that were hosted at a family member’s or friends home which we really nice and a lot of fun.  That said, we’re getting married in a place where we have no family or friends with homes large enough to host something like this, and I have no interest in trying to coordinate yet another event where we need a venue, etc.  So I think we’re skipping it.

To be honest, as a wedding guest, I sometimes appreciate waking up on Sunday morning and NOT having to be anywhere.  

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

we’re debating it too. he wants to, but i feel like after the wedding i really won’t want to have to wake up, get dressed, and meet people. i’ll want to sleep in and lay in bed with my hubby!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I think we’re going the backyard route (well, it’ll be at the estate where we have the wedding b/c we don’t need to leave till Sunday afternoon).  My plan is to just buy a bunch of bagels and cream cheese, some fruit and paper plates.  Easy.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We’re definitely going to have one.  Almost all of our guests will have traveled from out of town… and since we moved across the country we haven’t gotten to see our friends and family as often as we used to.  I’m really excited to have an additional event where we’ll get to see our guests, before everyone goes their separate ways at the end of the weekend. 

At past weddings, I have really enjoyed the morning after brunch.  Usually attendance is much lower than at the wedding itself, so the brunch is a great time to see more of the bride and grooom than you do at the wedding itself, when the married couple is constantly surrounded by all of their many friends and family members. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

we’re doing a brunch the next day because i always felt like i didn’t get to see enough of the bride and groom as a guest. I want to be able to see our friends and family that are coming out for us!

is it traditional? i’ve only been to two weddings where there was a brunch the next day (both where a lot of friends/family flew in for the big day)… and i’ve got to a LOT of weddings!

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We are going to do a brunch the next morning. Not for all the guests, but like just the wedding party, family, close friends if they want. It will be a time for us to just relax and hang out, and not have to talk to everyone and “be perfect” like you said the wedding day is. It will be really casual and fun! 🙂

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

We did it and we loved it.  It was relaxed (everyone in jeans and ponytails) and good food and great company. It totally different feel and dynamic from a reception and its additional time to spend with close friends and family. We loved it and we’d do it again in a heartbeat.

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