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Thursday, July 1, 2010

A Bridal Shower “Brunch,” Anyone?

Filed under: Wedding Tips — Larry James @ 7:00 am

Depart from the traditional afternoon or early evening bridal shower and hold your bridal shower in the late morning hours with a brunch. It lends itself to contributions from family and friends. Most food and beverages served for a bunch are easy to make and many can be made ahead of time.

brunchUsually on a weekend, a brunch can start around 10:00 a.m. to Noon and last into the early afternoon. Great for either all-female or co-ed. Sit-down or buffet food. They often are more relaxed than evening showers, and take place in a smaller, more intimate setting. They can be indoors or outdoors. Formal or informal. A Continental breakfast is also a great idea.

Be sure to provide a sufficient range of food options without complicating the menu. Look for seasonal fruits and vegetables and make a platter with dip. Fruits are always good with chocolate dip or a flavored yogurt. Serve vegetables with a light dip.

There are many good egg recipes that can be made in advance. Quiche with ham, bacon and broccoli is a good option for a brunch. Other casseroles might include an egg strata made with sausage or a layered potato and ham casserole. Muffins, breads, bagels, sausage links, finger sandwiches and desserts are other ideas for a brunch.

If you will have a cake at the shower, how about an ice cream cake? Anything cold, cool, light, and fruity is ideal for a shower brunch.

No bridal shower would be complete without a variety of yummy drinks to accompany the meal. Mimosas and bloody Marys are popular options for the morning hours, while spritzers and fruit juices are good non-alcoholic alternatives.

Copyright © 2010 – Larry James. This idea is adapted from Larry’s Wedding Website. Larry James is a non-denominational minister and performs the most “Romantic” wedding ceremony you will find anywhere! Every wedding ceremony is customized to your complete satisfaction. Call to check availability: 480-998-9411 or 800-725-9223. You will find more than 445 pages of Wedding ideas, tips (90 tips and growing), ceremonies, and more at: Check Larry’s availability.

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  2. A brunch shower is a great idea. I actually went to one last summer for one of my co-workers and it was lovely! It was held at her mother’s house, and the simplicity of the event helped emphasize the meaning of the event. I feel like bridal showers sometimes can get a little carried away and become too extravagant. I guess that’s a matter of taste.

    My question for you is, I am getting married in December and my bridal shower is coming up. I created my registry with, and was planning on having my MOH (my sister) send out the e-cards that offers on their site to share my registry info with everyone. But also offers printable cards that invite guests to check out my registry…you can put these inserts in the envelope with the shower invite. Do you think it’s too much to put the printed cards in the invites AND send the e-cards? I am sooo grateful that offers both options, but I wasn’t sure if sending both would be too much. Please let me know your thoughts!


    Comment by Bianca — Friday, July 16, 2010 @ 6:37 am | Reply

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