A citrus inspired post wedding brunch
Welcome back to the final installment of the “Other Parties” series going on this week on Scissors brought to you by intern extraordinaire Alex. Every bride knows that outside the main event are a seemingly endless list of parties that either build up to or wind down from the wedding itself. It can be a bit overwhelming, no? But the fun side is that they can be a great opportunity to showcase all the fabulous ideas that didn’t make it into the big day.
The post wedding brunch is the final event in a long line of parties celebrating a wedding. This one is unique because it happens after the ceremony and reception, lending it a “wind down” kind of feeling.
The day after brunch is a modern event that is quickly gaining popularity as a way to send off your guests and relive memories from the night before. As a newer trend it has less traditions saddled to follow but it is usually hosted by the bride and groom, or by a close friend or family member as a gift to the couple. The location could be a private home, a restaurant, or, if most out of town guests are staying in a hotel, consider hosting a brunch there to make life easy on everyone, including the host. You can send a separate invitation for this event to make it really stand out or you can include it with your wedding invitation for simplicity’s sake.
At Rock Paper Scissors just because the post wedding brunch is the last event to take place doesn’t mean it needs to be last in style! We picture a low key brunch using simple and inexpensive lemons as a main décor element. White linens, usually included at a venue or restaurant, can be supplemented by yellow napkins to make your table look custom and cheery. Centerpieces can be as simple as a big bowl of simply citrus or supplemented by yellow flowers.
Rock Paper Scissors Twist: Lemons can be used to bring interest to all five senses. It can be added to meals and water as a flavoring, and large quantities emit a lovely scent, one that can also help to wake people up before a long flight or drive!