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bridesmaids luncheon

Hosting a Bridesmaids’ Luncheon, Tea, or Other Event for the Gals

The Bridesmaids deserve some thanks, not only because of all the money they have spent to make your special day perfect, but because they are your best friends.

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Big Starfish Bridesmaids Luncheon Invitation

Whether the wedding will be large and expensive, or casual and simple, a lot goes into the planning. Most wedding traditions simply must apply, and being appreciative to the ones who contributed to your happiness should be high on the planning list.

Not every bride will throw a Bridesmaids’ party, and giving out gifts is fine, but why not have fun with a luncheon, elegant tea party, or night at the local bar?

WHO TO INVITE? Even if the bridal party is not large, friends and family members (women only) can be invited to an event celebrating the bridesmaids.

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Pretty Blue Sand Dollar Bridesmaids Luncheon Invitation

Also the “bridesmaids” title can include every member of the bridal party, and that means the Maid / Matron of Honor, Junior Bridesmaids and Flower Girls. Of course the young people would not attend a night out on the town. If that’s the plan, they give them a gift at another time.

Everyone will have fun at such an event and it will give the girls a chance to get to know each other better.

Want to include the guys? Why not organize a barbecue, beach party, or something everyone will enjoy together, and send out “Celebrate the Wedding Party” invitations?

beach themed wedding party invitation
Invite the groomsmen and bridesmaids to a celebration for the wedding party

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Small and Intimate Destination Weddings Need to Celebrate Big Time Later

Sparkling Starfish After Honeymoon Reception A small, intimate wedding ceremony can be less hassle to plan, but you may want to include a big party when you return from your honeymoon. The celebrating can be spread out over weeks in this case and having someone back home to do the organizing while you soak up the sun in a romantic setting, would be the way to do it.

Of course the engaged couple could also plan the event, send out invitations and organize catering, a bartender, etc., but doing so after the marriage means you can add a photo of your day to the invitation (like the one pictured). Find that perfect photo and add it to the template area of this card before you purchase. Use the text areas to customize to your liking, and you are ready to party again!

If it’s impossible for friends and all family members to fly to your destination wedding event, then include them in celebrating once you are married. Each couple should decide how they want to celebrate and sometimes wedding gifts are not expected. After all, they didn’t get to be at the ceremony. Still, I would think that well-wishers would like to contribute to starting you both off with a nice gift.

Large or small post-wedding reception celebrations can include photos of your wedding day. You may even want to bring little gifts to use as favors from your island trip.

We also have post-wedding Brunch invitations. See them all at Sandpiper Wedding.

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