What Are Some Good Ideas for Hosting a Bridal Luncheon?


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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.

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A charm cake is one of the traditional elements of a bridal luncheon. This cake is usually pink, although it can be other colors. The cake has a small trinket, such as a coin or ring, baked inside it, and the woman who finds this trinket is supposed to be the next to wed. Another type of charm cake has multiple charms with ribbons baked into the cake. Each woman pulls a ribbon and is said to receive a type of luck, based on the charm she pulled.

The bride typically holds the bridal luncheon in honor of her bridesmaids, and gives them their gifts at the luncheon. She may also provide gifts to other women who have helped with the wedding, such as her mother and mother-in-law to be.

Since bridal luncheons often have light meals, a tasting menu is one way to sample a variety of foods without eating too much. Tasting menus include 10 or more courses, with only one or two bites of food per course.

A movie night is an informal option for a bridal luncheon. The host selects two or three favorite movies and provides snacks throughout the evening.

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