Bridal shower brunch is the perfect sophisticated bridal event. If you or the bride and stylish and prefer a more low key event when celebrating, a brunch is for you.

Also, come on. Who doesn’t love brunch?

In this post, I am breaking down all you need to know to plan the most stylish bridal shower brunch. From planning, styling, and of course food choices.

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How to plan a bridal shower Brunch

1. Set the Budget

With any event, this should always be the first step. If you are hosting and covering all costs this is easier.

If you are having guests pay for themselves or chip in then you need to figure out roughly what people can afford.

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2. Pick the Venue

Decide whether you want to host the bridal shower brunch at home, a restaurant, a café, or any other suitable location.

Consider the number of guests, the ambiance you desire, and the availability of the venue. If it is home then it can be cheaper but remember that usually means more work for the host.

Head to my bridal shower venue guide.

3. Choose a Theme

Choose a theme that reflects the bride’s personality or interests. It could be anything from a garden-inspired brunch to a glamorous brunch affair.

Select decorations, centerpieces, table settings, and linens that align with the chosen theme.

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4. Send out Invites

Create and send out invitations to the guests. Include the date, time, venue, theme, and any specific instructions or requests.

Consider whether you want to send physical invitations or use electronic invitations for convenience.

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5. Choose the Menu

Design a delicious and well-balanced brunch menu.

Consider a mix of breakfast and lunch items such as egg dishes, pastries, salads, sandwiches, and fruit platters.

Refreshing beverages like mimosas or non-alcoholic options. Take into account any dietary restrictions or preferences of the guests.

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6. Create a Timeline

Establish a timeline for the bridal shower brunch, including the arrival of guests, brunch service, activities, gift opening, and any other special moments or surprises you have planned.

This will help you stay organized and ensure everything runs smoothly.

7. Dress to impress

The bride and everyone attending should be looking their best.

A brunch is usually a more casual but stylish event. You will definitely want to dress up and make an effort but daytime glam, not nighttime party.

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8. Favors

Consider providing small favors or tokens of appreciation for the guests. These can be personalized items, homemade treats, or something related to the brunch theme.

8. Games for a bridal shower brunch

Plan some entertaining activities and games to keep the guests engaged and create a fun atmosphere. You can incorporate bridal shower classics like “Guess the Bride’s Age,” “Wedding Mad Libs,” or “Bridal Bingo.

9. Thank you notes

Don’t forget to send thank you notes to all guests and presents received. If you are the bride it is nice to thank the hosts also.

This can be done with favours but sometimes you miss thanking people on the day personally so always nice to a least send a thank you note. Even if just a text.

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written by

Zoey Louise

Oct 12, 2023