A bridal luncheon is an event hosted by the bride in honor of her bridesmaids or vice versa. It is sometimes hosted on behalf of the bride by her mother, a close family member or close friend.Continue Reading
A bride may host such an event as a thank you to her attendants. She may also invite the groom's mother and grandmother, the flower girl and her mother, any sisters of the groom, and her mother and grandmother. Bridesmaids may host a bridal luncheon to celebrate the bride, although this is not as common.
The event can be formal or informal. For example, it can consist of lunch, a spa day or tea. It is normally held on the wedding day or in the days immediately preceding the wedding.Learn more about Weddings
Bridal shower invitees should include the bride's closest female friends and family, all of the bridesmaids and other women in the wedding party and the groom's closest female relatives. Anyone invited to the shower should also be on the wedding guest list.Full Answer >
Good ideas for hosting a bridal luncheon include a charm cake, gifts from the bride to the bridesmaids, a tasting menu and a movie night. The bridal luncheon is an optional event, so the format of the event is flexible and doesn't have to follow any traditions.Full Answer >
Like other attendants at a rehearsal dinner, bridesmaids should wear clothing appropriate for the tone set for the event. When formal invitations for the rehearsal dinner are sent or the dinner is at a formal location, dress should match. Casual attire is appropriate for a more casual dinner.Full Answer >
The chief attendant of the bride, in Western wedding customs, is referred to as the "maid of honor" if unmarried and the "matron of honor" if married. She walks down the aisle in the wedding procession alone after the other bridesmaids.Full Answer >