THE POST-WEDDING BRUNCH
Yesterday, I shared some of the pics and planning tips from my brother’s rehearsal dinner back in July. Today, it is all about the post-wedding brunch! Increasingly, more couples are throwing a post-wedding brunch. It was a great way to see guests before they take-off and debrief on the previous evening’s affairs. However, hosting yet another wedding event does not have to break the bank.
Here are our TOP 3 TIPS:
1. SERVE FOOD FAMILY-STYLE OR BUFFET-STYLE
We partnered with Marks the Spot Fine Food on the catering – and boy, did they deliver! The staff was AMAZING. And when I say amazing, I mean that they were so helpful and friendly from set-up, service to breakdown. To keep costs down, we opted for a buffet style service, which is less costly than individual meals. Less service staff = less cost. Also, we limited the # of food choices to chocolate chip pancakes, an egg frittata and corned beef hash with a summer fruit salad.
2. BRING THE BOOZE
Often alcohol drives up the costs of any event. Ask your caterer if they would allow you to bring the alcohol on your own. Since the brunch is a smaller event, usually caterers or venues are more willing to than for a wedding event. Or, since it is a brunch, no alcohol is definitely acceptable! We chose to bring in our own sparkling wine for the mimosas.
3. REUSE DECOR
Understandably, decor is not a priority for a tertiary wedding event. However, we feel strongly in adding some small touches to make the event stand out! The easiest way is to plan ahead and ask your florist to gather up the loose florals from the previous night and then reuse for the brunch. We also brought in the photo booth backdrop from the wedding to make a second appearance as the back drop for the food station. Clever, eh?
We hope that these tips have been helpful. Let us know if you use any of them for your own post-wedding brunch! Happy planning!