One of the best things about getting married is planning the parties. There’s the engagement party, the bridal shower, the bachelor and bachelorette parties, and the reception — at least. If you’re looking for an easy option for any of these, wedding brunches are becoming more and more popular. With the rising popularity of Sunday brunches, it’s not hard to please guests and they’re a pretty cost-effective and simple event to throw. Here are a few things you should know.
1. Why throw a wedding brunch?
Since you’re already throwing a bunch of other parties, it might be nice to have a smaller event that’s a people pleaser and will be easy to plan. Brunch is a pretty versatile kind of event, so it works if you’re aiming for a formal or casual event. You’re still gathering a group of people for a meal and you’re still having a party, so why not? Additionally, since brunch is more of a morning affair you shouldn’t have a problem with attendance.
2. Who should be invited?
This largely depends on the reason you’re throwing the brunch. The most common cause for a wedding brunch is to thank the wedding party — the bridesmaids, the groomsmen, and the couple’s parents. Brunch can be as big or as small as you want, since the size of the meal and brunch dishes are easy to make for any number of people.
3. What should be on the menu?
Part of the fun of throwing a wedding brunch is planning the menu. Since brunch is a combination of breakfast or lunch, you can do pretty much whatever you want. A brunch buffet is probably the easiest thing to do, especially if you’re hosting a large group. As far as drinks go, brunch is famous for cocktails like Bloody Marys, mimosas, and bellinis.
Do you have any tips for throwing a wedding brunch? Feel free to share them with us in the comments section below. Continue reading here.