Your bridesmaids are your closest female friends and family members. During the wedding planning, they will be helping out in any way they can to ensure that everything comes together for one of the most important days of your life. One way of thanking these amazing ladies is to have a bridesmaids' lunch where you can relax, gossip and catch up. Below you will find some fun and exciting suggestions for locations, food and entertainment.
In order to prepare to have a bridesmaids' lunch, you will need to select a wonderful location. If you want to provide the opportunity for your girls to relax, soak up some sun and work off some excess stress - you can have a poolside bridesmaids' lunch. Imagine trendy swimsuits, lounge chairs for sunning, an iPod continuously playing your favorite songs and cold drinks.
Another option is to dress it up a bit with a fancy bridesmaids' lunch at a stylish restaurant. Try to reserve a private room if possible, and talk to the owner about creating a special menu. Location options are endless, so consider what you and your girls love the most and go from there.
One thing is true when you have a bridesmaids' lunch - you must have some delicious food. Whether you're planning a casual lunch with the opportunity to loosen up or a formal lunch that your bridesmaids will be impressed by, the food is oh-so important. For a casual lunch, try finger foods such as tea sandwiches, hors d'oeuvres, chocolate fudge, sliced fruit and cupcakes and coffee or tea.
If you'd rather go a bit more formal, consider a sit-down meal complete with appetizers, an entrée and dessert. Crab cakes and stuffed mushrooms, pecan baked chicken with risotto, spinach and tomato salad, chocolate cheesecake and coffee is a great idea for a formal menu.
If you will be having a bridesmaids' lunch at a restaurant, you may have to inquire about their own entertainment. If you will be hosting it on your own, consider a band or one musician who can entertain the ladies for a few hours. A more casual lunch can include an iPod for musical entertainment.
What a great way to thank the most important women in your life! Remember that the most important thing is for you and the ladies to enjoy a great time with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.