You've said "I do," and the wedding day festivities have come to an end. Maybe you're the couple that isn't quite ready to say farewell to the wedding day events – or maybe spending a little extra time with your guests is on the top of your list.
A newlywed brunch is a time set aside for you and your guests to recap the joys of the wedding day. It gives you (and them) one last time to celebrate in a more intimate, and personal setting.
Should You Consider Having A Newlywed Brunch?
The short answer – it's totally up to you and your new spouse! If you're planning on waiting a day or two to leave for your honeymoon, a newlywed brunch might be the perfect option!
A newlywed brunch isn't mandatory – it's just a time for you to get together with your guests before they all head home.
Ways to Know a Newlywed Brunch is Right for You:
- You're afraid you might not have enough time during the wedding to talk and thank your guests for attending.
- You'd like to have a small gathering of close family and friends to celebrate and thank those closest to you.
- You want to thank out-of-town guests for traveling so far.
- Breakfast is included in the hotel where most of your guests are staying.
- You'd like to recap the wedding day events with those closest to you and your spouse.
If You Opt into Having a Newlywed Brunch, Make Sure You:
- Delegate others to help plan and throw the brunch – you don't want this to be another stressor after the wedding day!
- Choose the correct time for the brunch – Don't plan for early in the morning if your wedding lasted into the wee hours of the night.
- Limit your guest list – don't feel like you have to invite your entire guest list. Just invite those closest to you or out-of-town guests.
- RELAX! You're married and this is a time of celebration!