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.Know More
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
Traditionally, the bride, groom, bridesmaids and groomsmen all sit at the head table at a wedding. The maid of honor sits next to the groom, and the best man sits next to the bride. The rest of the wedding party alternates in a male-female pattern.Full Answer >
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 >
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 >
A maid of honor's speech at a wedding reception typically includes an expression of gratitude for being involved in the wedding, a short anecdote about the maid of honor's relationship with the bride, a positive statement about the couple and encouraging advice about their future. The speech traditionally ends with a toast in the couple's honor. A good speech is under two minutes and avoids embarrassing stories or inside jokes about the bride.Full Answer >