A Lovely Brunch – Wedding Reception, Day After, Rehearsal or Bridal Shower.

Lately, I’m having such a love affair with brunch celebrations. Brunch parties allow you to throw a super stylish bash without breaking the bank. From the venue to the food, brunch gatherings are in general less expensive than dinners, and they could be as fabulous as an evening soirées. Here is some advice for hosting a lovely brunch for any of your wedding related occasions…
  • Having a brunch wedding reception is a great way to cut reception costs. A brunch reception is generally less pricey than dinner. Also, you might have a better chance finding an opening on your venue earlier in the day. Plus, chances are your guests aren’t going to drink as much as they would at an evening reception. If you choose to serve alcohol, wine and champagne is all you need, although mixed drinks aren’t such a bad idea.
  • Hosting a casual brunch the day after the wedding is a very hot wedding trend. But, it’s also a great way for newlyweds to thank guests for sharing in their nuptials. Enjoy one final meal with family and friends. For more tips and ideas check out this great article on Project Wedding.
  • If you are planning a bridal shower, don't overlook brunch. It's a great time for a laid-back, female-oriented affair that's sure to be enjoyed by all ages.
  • While a lot of couples opt to have a rehersal dinner, here is a something new for you – a rehearsal brunch. The greatest example, these images by Matilyn Nakazato.

Photography Marilyn Nakazato via Grey Likes Weddings

There are a wide variety of venues perfect for a brunch. Those who want a trendy atmosphere should look into creative spaces, such as a museum or art gallery. Others may want to opt for a more natural feel by hosting the gathering outside.
Whatever the case, try to keep the event casual. One way to do this is to have a buffet set up, so that guests don't feel pressured to arrive at a specific time.
There are a number of possibilities when it comes to dishes, but coffee and tea are of the utmost importance. A continental breakfast that includes muffins, bread and fruits (or this awesome fruits and veggies bar) can be an affordable and welcoming option for all.