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Continue the celebration
After all of the showers, parties and wedding festivities, many couples have had enough and are ready to get on with the private celebration of their union at their honeymoon. You may feel like this is where you will be and scoff at your mother’s suggestion for a post-wedding brunch before you dash off on your honeymoon. Before you put the kibosh on the idea, consider the following.
A post-wedding brunch offers the bride and groom many opportunities. It gives them the chance to connect with guests they missed out on the day before and catch up on all of the details of the event, like little Jimmy breaking hearts on the dance floor. It also gives them the chance to personally thank all of those who assisted with the wedding preparations and those who took time off to travel to the wedding.
A post-wedding brunch also offers benefits for attendees. It gives someone like Aunt Gladys who may have wanted to be a part of the wedding festivities the opportunity to do so and provides out-of-town guests with a good breakfast before they set off for home. It also provides guests with another opportunity to connect and catch up with each other.
While some couples choose to end the public celebration of their union with their wedding reception, others choose to continue the celebration the next morning with a post-wedding brunch. Should you decide to go this route, keep it simple. The wedding is over. There is no need for you to get all gussied up and put on an elaborate affair. Most guests will be leaving for home right afterwards. Restrict invites to out-of-town guests and close family and friends and select a time for the brunch between 8 and 10 o’clock. This will give guests plenty of time to sleep in. Finally, serve a wide range of breakfast foods to suit all tastes.
A post-wedding brunch can be a fun way to unwind before you take off on your honeymoon. Give the idea some thought, and if time and budget permit, go for it!
by Tresa Erickson, MultiAd