For my sister’s wedding last June, my sister and her new husband lucked out with an impromptu post-wedding party at the hotel’s free breakfast bar the morning after the wedding. It was great – the majority of the wedding guests were staying at the same hotel, so when the bride and groom walked downstairs for breakfast it gave everyone a chance to catch up on stories from the night before and have a proper goodbye before we all headed home. I loved the casual feel of the morning and I knew it was something I wanted to recreate for my own wedding in January.
Since the wedding hotel is only a few miles from my parents’ house, we decided to host a similar morning-after breakfast at their house for all of our friends and family. We’ll use the time to catch up with our out-of-town guests who we may not have had a chance to really talk to the night before and open our wedding gifts.
For food, we’re planning a light continental spread with pastries from our favorite local bakery, some fresh fruit platters from Publix, yogurts, and maybe even some eggs thrown in there. We’ve already drafted an invitation for our guests that will go in the out-of-town bags they’ll receive when they check in at the hotel. This will be a very casual affair, so we’re not putting a lot of pressure on ourselves to get formal invitations out there. It will mainly be word-of-mouth, but anyone and everyone who attends the wedding is more than welcomed to join us.
We’re also hoping to recruit some friends and family to help us clean up the venue once breakfast is over (wink, wink, nudge, nudge ).
So that’s our plan for the morning after – a send-off breakfast at my parents’ house before we head back to Tampa as husband and wife.
What did you do the morning after your wedding?