Most couples spend a year or more planning their wedding, only to have the big day itself pass them by in the blink of an eye. If celebrating till sunrise just isn’t enough for you, why not continue the festivities with a side of bacon? The latest trend in weddings is the morning-after brunch. The great thing about brunch is that it’s more casual and less stressful than everything else before it. It also gives you more time to have more in-depth conversations with loved ones than the fleeting hellos you typically dole out at the reception. It’s also a lovely way to say thank you to your guests. Whether it’s a feast at wedding venues Ft Lauderdale or a rustic picnic in your own backyard, here are some tips on how to tackle the most important meal of the day after the big day.
Make It Tasty
Brunch is one more opportunity to impress your guests. Feature seasonal and artisan foods unique to local vendors. Serve up fresh baguettes from your favorite bakery complemented with locally sourced cheeses and spreads as well as gourmet bacon and sausage from regional charcuteries.
After a night of drinking at wedding venues Ft Lauderdale, a hearty meal will be in order; but avoid greasy and heavy foods. Egg dishes like frittatas and casseroles are great for a family-style spread. Just remember to include healthy options like grilled vegetables, fruits, and yogurt.
Make It Affordable
A catered brunch buffet at wedding venues Ft Lauderdale, a hotel, or restaurant can be fun, but it can also be costly; especially after paying the previous evening’s bill. Instead, why not host a home-style breakfast at your place; or better yet, at the home of a relative or close friend.
Lay out all the food and beverages in the kitchen or dining table, and then set up various sitting areas throughout the yard (weather permitting of course). As for the menu, don’t feel pressured to create an elaborate spread. Your tired, hungry guests will be thrilled with coffee, bagels, and pastries from your local bakery, paired with some fresh fruit and juice.
Make It Extra Special
What’s brunch without mimosas? Make it extra special with a Mimosa Bar. Complement your champagne or prosecco with strawberries, blueberries, Orange juice, peach juice and flavored syrups. If Bloody Marys are more your thing, offer guests a DIY station with a mix of traditional and unexpected toppings like pickles, olives, bacon, cheese cubes, and horseradish.
Another way to make it special is to ask the caterer at your wedding venues Ft Lauderdale to theme it around your honeymoon. Going to Mexico? Serve up some huevos rancheros and authentic Mexican pastries. Is Italy your final destination? How about a frittata stuffed with basil and fresh mozzarella drizzled in balsamic vinegar? The world is your inspiration!