Having a brunch the day after your wedding can add a good bit of extra planning onto an already stressful bride and groom. However, it is a really nice way to round off your wedding if you want it to be more than a one day affair. Filling up a weekend with wedding activities is not unusual for modern couples, and it is a great way to entertain out of town wedding guests. If you’re thinking of having a post wedding brunch these tips will make the planning easier.
Don’t be afraid to delegate tasks to your family, bridesmaids, and groomsmen. They will all appreciate what you are going through and should be happy to help. If you’re planning the wedding yourself and your, or your partner’s, parents want to help with wedding planning, assign one of them to organise the rehearsal dinner and the other to organise the brunch.
If you’re wedding will probably go on late into the evening, don’t plan a really early brunch. Your guests will most likely be hungover so won’t relish in the fact they have to get up early to eat and socialise. If you are planning on leaving for your honeymoon that day so want to get it over with, it’s probably best to pass on the brunch altogether.
If you are having a big wedding you definitely don’t need to invite the whole guest list. Most people keep the post wedding brunch to family and close friends. Alternatively, if you are having a small and intimate wedding, you might want to widen your brunch guest list to people who didn’t make the cut for the wedding.
Keep it Simple
When planning your post wedding brunch less is definitely more. You are already planning a wedding, and possibly a rehearsal dinner so there’s no need to take on more stress than you can handle. Everybody will be in a relatively chilled mood the day after your wedding, so a relaxed setting will be welcome.
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