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You’re recovering from a long weekend with a packed timeline; consider the farewell brunch as a relaxed closing to it all. Depending on how the night ended, this gathering allows guests to say their goodbyes and not feel rushed. An informal buffet- style brunch works great, as guests can come and go as they please. Let attendees know that they can stop by anytime within a two- or three-hour period to offer any final congratulations and grab a bite.
A buffet or an à la carte menu are easy ways to feed your guests without much stress; offer light breakfast options that do not require a sit- down meal, like muffins, quiche or donuts. While a mimosa or Bloody Mary bar is always festive, be sure to have plenty of coffee and water as well!
If your budget allows for it, everyone who attended the wedding can be invited to the farewell brunch. However, if you’re wanting a more intimate fete, inviting just your immediate family, wedding party and key, close friends is enough.
Morning after the wedding.
The most convenient location for a farewell brunch is at the host hotel. However, it is just as common to rent out an event space in a restaurant or host the brunch at a private residence. If your farewell brunch is intimate and relaxed, you may even want to host it in your own home — sweatpants and sneakers are encouraged!
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