.In the midst of planning your wedding, putting together a post-wedding brunch is likely the last thing on your mind. However, as professional wedding planners, we love these events as they are endlessly versatile, low-stress, and can absolutely be budget-friendly. Plus, if you’re having a destination wedding, or if the majority of your guests are traveling from out of town, a post-wedding brunch is a courteous way to thank them for making the journey.
Of course, there are plenty of reasons why hosting this kind of event is a great option for anybody. So today, we’re sharing a few of them! In addition, to inspire your planning, we’ve included a few images from a picnic-style brunch we planned following a Geneva black-tie wedding. The vibe was casual and even the kids had a blast!
Why Cut Your Wedding Weekend Short?
Trust us on this one: your wedding day will go by in the blink of an eye! So many of our brides end up wishing they had extended the celebration just a bit longer. With a post-wedding brunch, you can do so. And, you’ll give yourself the chance to spend time with your guests sans wedding day craziness! Everyone can stay as long as they’d like and just relax in good company before hitting the road.
Feed Your Out-of-Town Guests
After a long night of drinking and dancing, your guests aren’t likely to wake up in time for breakfast at their hotel. Hosting a brunch ensures that your loved ones are well-fed before they make their way back home.
Have Some Fun With It!
An ice-cream cart or pancake stand might not be appropriate for the black-tie wedding of your dreams, but it is for your post-wedding brunch! This event is the perfect opportunity to have a little fun with the food and beverage selections and enjoy your favorite casual fare. A few mimosas never hurt anyone either!
Give Your Family a Say
Maybe you and your family don’t share a vision for your wedding day. Then, handing them the reins for your post-wedding brunch can be the perfect compromise! That way, you can concentrate your efforts on the day itself, and they can have some fun planning something special for you and your spouse-to-be.
Make It Kid-Friendly
If you are (understandably) wary about including kids on your wedding day, a brunch is a perfect event to invite them to so that they are still included in the weekend’s festivities. You can even make it extra kid-friendly with options for entertainment, such as a swimming pool and games.
Needless to say, we think all newlyweds and their guests can benefit from a post-wedding brunch! Still feeling overwhelmed at the thought of planning it all? That’s where we come in. With our full service wedding planning package, we cover your entire wedding weekend and event design. We want you to have an impeccably planned celebration that doesn’t sacrifice your sanity—so you can feel like a guest even as you walk down the aisle! Tell us about the wedding of your dreams, and we’ll take it from there.
Photography: Mélanie Bultez
Floral Design: Bokal
Entertainment: Kudos Sound