The Bridal Luncheon not only celebrates the Bride but can be quite the sendoff. Usually, it's around noon the day before the wedding, but it can be any time before the wedding that works for all attendees. It also celebrates her closest family members and bridal party. Even so, the look and feel of the luncheon is all about HER. What is the bride’s favorite color? Take that color as the base and build around it. Pick complementary colors and textures.
For example, my daughter Caroline’s favorite color is pink, to that I added greens, white and gold. I did the florals myself and instead of typical pink and white, I chose to add more greenery, like eucalyptus and some lime greens. I chose dahlias to be the statement flower in my arrangements. As long as you repeat colors, the table will come together and look stunning. So, for Caroline’s, I used my three and accented with gold tableware!
There are no hard and fast rules for décor and table settings. For instance, my daughter’s wedding was early November, but I used HER COLOR…. again, everything should look like her!
However, I love to consider other color palettes that work in surprising ways. Here is a color chart with unique color pairings. If she likes something different, or doesn’t know what she wants or would like, have her pick her favorite colors above and go from there.
Party favors are an absolute must! I, of course, gave everyone one of my glasses as a party favor. If your Bride loves pink as much as Caroline, then my newest Designs By Lolita® Hand-painted Vodka Rose Punch glass is perfect!!!
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You can’t have enough flowers at this occasion, and accents that tie into the florals! Using the Bride’s personality and beauty reflected in flowers is the perfect way to go. To have your simple color palette nailed based upon the Bride will make it look and feel just like her, to celebrate her unique beauty and originality, and to celebrate the close women in her life.
To be honest, THE FLORALS and BALLOONS will make the décor and table setting. Often, it is in a restaurant or a club setting, and you rely on what they offer. Florals and other special touches that are your Bride’s inspiration will totally MAKE the décor...you may even want to go very simple, with all white table settings, and add your own accents when you decorate.
Don’t forget these finishing details!
A special sign to celebrate the couple of baby pictures through the years.
A Mimosa Bar is a MUST do if the luncheon is early in the day.
Some fun games like “He said, She said”.
Lastly, make sure that you figure out who is planning it from day one to avoid confusion. Weddings can be full of drama. For Caroline, there are three moms (myself, the groom’s mother and Caroline’s stepmother). So totally traditional ways have gone by the wayside with who plans what, who decides, etc. The three of us worked amazingly together and made sure it was a very special day. After all, this celebration is about the happy couple!