FilleNouvelle
Expert April 2018

Post Wedding Brunch?

FilleNouvelle, on April 27, 2017 at 2:39 PM Posted in Planning 0 47
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How many of you did a brunch on the morning after your wedding? If so, what time did you start the brunch at? I've had some weddings where it was early enough that I slept through it, and some where it started in the afternoon.

Also, did you put it on the invitations or use an insert card to let your guests know it was happening?

Thanks!

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Latest activity by Vanessa, on April 28, 2017 at 7:01 PM
  • J. Clo
    Master May 2018
    J. Clo ·
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    I plan to do a brunch at 10:30 or 11:00 the day after. I'm including it on the weeklong itinerary I'm enclosing with the invite and asking them to RSVP so I have a good count.

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  • earias
    Champion December 2017
    earias ·
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    I am doing a brunch the next morning starting at 10 a.m. I included the information on my website and then letting people know by word of mouth. We don't expect too many people to spend the night since our wedding is about 1.5 hours away and that next morning is Christmas Eve.

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  • Svetlana
    VIP October 2018
    Svetlana ·
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    We will have family over but don't know about what we will serve.

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  • LB
    Champion November 2016
    LB ·
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    Our brunch started at 10 am. We had an insert card and then had people RSVP on the reception RSVP card.

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  • Emily
    Master May 2014
    Emily ·
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    The ones I've attended have been at 11am. I've been sent a separate email invitation with the details. They have never been for the entire guest list, just family and wedding party. The hosts have always paid.

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  • SLR
    Super November 2016
    SLR ·
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    Ours was at 11:00. We just spread that info by word of mouth to those we wanted to come. We wanted it to stay small since we had a large wedding and we knew we would be too exhausted to entertain a large group again, but wanted to spend time with some OOT family members.

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  • ShanynL
    VIP September 2017
    ShanynL ·
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    We're doing a no-host brunch. ((We're just expecting family to come))

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  • Eileen
    Expert June 2017
    Eileen ·
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    Ours is at 10 am at my parents and my mom sent out a separate simple invite asking people to RSVP to her through email so she could have an accurate food count. I assume most people will be gone by 2 or so, besides family with later flights.

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  • Madeline
    Savvy May 2017
    Madeline ·
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    We're setting up on the patio of our first date restaurant - they have brunch 11-4, people can come if they want, everyone's on their own for the meal, spreading it word of mouth to keep it casual.

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  • LB
    Champion November 2016
    LB ·
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    @Shanyn If you are inviting people to an event, then it should be hosted. How are you letting guests know about this "no-host brunch"?

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  • Celia Milton
    Celia Milton ·
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    No host=pay your own way. It's rude.

    On their own for their meal. It's rude.

    This is an event that completely does not have to exist; many people will want to get on the road home, but if you're going to create it, you need to pay for it. (Not directed at OP, just in general)

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  • ShanynL
    VIP September 2017
    ShanynL ·
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    @CeliaMilton, it's not a wedding event, so it isn't rude. It's a way for people to connect after the wedding. It's acceptable

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  • Kayy
    Dedicated June 2017
    Kayy ·
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    We rented the venue, a private estate, for 3 days, so we're doing taco truck and margaritas by the pool at 1130 Smiley smile is it weird I'm especially excited for this part of the whole thing? Lol

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  • GummyBearSTL
    Super July 2017
    GummyBearSTL ·
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    Not doing one. I wanted to but realized I needed to properly host = more money out of pocket. Would rather not have one since it seems to be a newer wedding thing that I don't have money for.

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  • Natalie
    VIP June 2017
    Natalie ·
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    I would like to do this just for immediate family because I know I will be rushed catching up with everyone on the wedding and most family will be sticking around till Sunday night. I don't see how we have to pay for this as well though. Spreading the word informally and asking everyone if they'd like to meet at this cafe at this time. This is not us hosting, this is us organising an informal brunch get together. When I ask my girlfriends if they want to go out for breakfast, they don't presume I'm paying because I'm the one who organised it.

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  • LB
    Champion November 2016
    LB ·
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    @Shanyn, How is it not a wedding event? It is literally a post-wedding brunch....

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  • Natalie
    VIP June 2017
    Natalie ·
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    Why did they regret it Melissa?

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  • Celia Milton
    Celia Milton ·
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    No, i'ts not. If you're planning it, you pay for it. If it happens organically, as in 10 people find themselves at breakfast at the same time, it's fine, but once you invite people, you pay for them.

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  • AyEmVee
    VIP May 2017
    AyEmVee ·
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    With how split all my families are due to divorces and other random things, I told everybody they are on their own if they want to arrange their own family get together or just hit the road. FH and I will be sleeping in and then heading to the resort's fancy brunch buffet to get some alone time and chill.

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  • Newnoakua
    Expert June 2018
    Newnoakua ·
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    Ours is included with our reception. Starts at 10am

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