St. Simons Wedding Planner :: Island Destination Weddings | Keeping the Party Going…
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Keeping the Party Going…

A lot of our clients are opting to make a full weekend out of their weddings.  We always love doing this, because when you think of it– your guests are coming a long way for your *destination* wedding.  What better way (if you can afford it) to keep the party going by having a brunch the next morning with your family and friends.  We are seeing a huge rise in “Welcome Parties” (versus rehearsal dinners) and “Sunday Brunches” in our weddings here.  You may find that your venue/hotel will be really receptive and could give you a good deal if you are hosting your events all at one place.

 Yet, I digress. Let’s get to the real reason why this post is here. Food.  Picking the food for your other events are just as important as taking the time to plan your reception menu.  For your brunch, we have found these uber-cute ideas.  Take, for example, the French Toast Kabobs from Martha Stewart (of course).  They are fun and different and can be a conversation piece for your brunch.  Other great treats are Breakfast Pizza, Bourbon Beignet Puffs, frittatas, and dumplings.  Pick a few favorites and offer them buffet style, complemented by muffins, your traditional breakfast meats and fresh fruit.  And why not have a signature drink at your brunch too!  You could go for the opulence of mimosas (these are my favorites in the morning whenever I travel *swoon*) or smoothies. 

If your caterer or venue boasts that they can cook anything then take them up on it!  You are not and should not be limited to just what they put down on the menu.  You may find that you can not only get what you want, but you may be able to save money as well!  Look for innovative recipes at www.marthastewart.com , www.allrecipe.com or www.recipe.com (two of my favorites, as you can see).

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