The Bridal Luncheon

While a bridal luncheon isn’t required, it’s a great way to get some one-on-one time with your bridesmaids before the craziness of the big day.

Of course you’ll want to thank your ladies, too, and a bridal luncheon is an opportunity for the bride to host her bridesmaids in the week leading up to the wedding. It’s usually a morning or early afternoon gathering over brunch or tea as a way to say thank you to the bridesmaids for all of their hard work. The important thing is showing your gratitude to the people who are working hard to make your wedding wonderful.

If you want to host a bridal luncheon, start browsing your options for a location. You can do it at your house, a family member’s house, or a restaurant or venue. Once you have a date and location in mind, reach out to your bridesmaids and set aside the time for all of you to get together, relax, and have fun before all of the other wedding festivities ensue. Make it a time to let each bridesmaid know how much she means to you and how thankful you are for having her with you on your big day.

And of course the bridal luncheon doesn’t have to be lunch at all. Manis / pedis, an hour of pampering, or maybe even frozen yogurt with the girls will all do the trick.