Brunch is one of the trendiest meals there are right now — people come out in droves every Sunday for mimosas and waffles. Brunch actually started across the pond in England, and took about 30 years to catch on in the U.S. Brunches have been a part of wedding celebrations for some time. Most couples choose to hold a brunch the day after the wedding, since it’s the perfect chance to gather in a smaller setting with close friends and family without all of the distractions that come with the ceremony and reception. Here are a few tips and ideas for throwing a day after wedding brunch.
1. Plan an interesting menu
Having a brunch is great, but chances are your guests have attended at least a handful of them. The best thing about a brunch — besides a relaxing atmosphere and the company of course — is the menu, and here’s your chance to really wow your guests with something interesting. In a survey, 67% of respondents said that ethnic-inspired brunch dishes and items like chorizo scrambled eggs, coconut milk pancakes, and Asian-flavored syrups are a hot trend in 2015.
2. Definitely send an invitation
One essential tip for having a day after wedding brunch is to send invitations. Since it’s a much more laid back affair than the wedding ceremony and reception, some couples don’t find it necessary to send a separate invitation, but you definitely should. This way, you’ll be able to get a pretty accurate count of the number of people who are planning to attend. Even if you’re having a brunch buffet style, you’ll need to let your caterer know roughly how many people you’re going to feed, so drop the brunch invite in with the formal wedding invitation.
3. Keep things light
Some couples feel pressured to deliver another impressive event after their wedding and reception, but you don’t really have to go all out for a brunch. In fact, the average couple spends significantly less money on their brunch than they do on rehearsal dinners. In 2013, couples spent an average of $1,184 on their rehearsal dinners but only an average of $457 on their after-wedding brunch. The brunch should be about thanking your guests and spending time with them.
Do you have any tips or tricks for throwing a day after wedding brunch? Feel free to share them with us!