Post Wedding Brunch
Post Wedding Brunch hosted the morning after the wedding can be a terrific way to connect with out-of-town relatives and close friends after the chaos of the day before. I have found some great tips to help host the Post Wedding Brunch.
Who should host?
First of all, anyone is allowed to host a post wedding brunch. However, parents of the couple should be realistic about just how tired they might be after such a momentous event. Even though it is a happy day, it comes with a lot of stress. And sleep will probably not be aplenty. The mother-of-the-groom will simply not have time to clean her house and bake for a bunch of guests. The best option is probably for a relative of the couple (who isn’t involved in the wedding day activities other than attending as a guest) or close family friend to host.
Where should you host the brunch?
Of course, you could host the post wedding brunch at a restaurant or venue. But, if you have room, it can be so much nicer to host it at your house or a family member’s house. The goal is for everyone to be comfortable. Although using a restaurant makes it really easy on the host or hostess, it can also be very expensive.
What should the decor be?
The only good rule of thumb is that no wedding-related event ought to outshine or be more formal than the wedding itself. The wedding was probably a little bit noisy and full of small talk and a bit too warm on the dance floor. In other words, only true extroverts will not be utterly exhausted. Post wedding brunches should feel light and airy and relaxed. Open up your windows, clean off the patio, and play soft music in the background. A couple of simple floral arrangements would be just fine to decorate a buffet table, but then limit it at that. The decor for a post wedding brunch should just be simple!
What should you serve?
You can serve whatever you want at your post wedding brunch. Coffee will be a definite must. Serve something sweet and something hearty. Your slightly hungover friends will appreciate the choices. Although you are welcome to serve cocktails, make it simple with traditional drinks like mimosas or screwdrivers. A little “hair of the dog” might be what a few guests need.
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