Bridal Luncheon Makeover: Four Nontraditional Ideas

Love the idea of hosting an event for your bridesmaids but finger sandwiches aren’t your thing? We’ve got you covered.

The bridal luncheon began as a way for the bride to honor and thank her attendants. This is the one wedding-related event where the bride plays host and celebrates the girls who have supported her every step of the way.

Most traditionally, the bride hosts a brunch or lunch, which consists of tea sandwiches and elegant finger foods. However, these days not every girl wants to play tea party.

If you love the idea of honoring your attendants but would rather bar hop than sip tea, we’ve gathered four fabulous nontraditional ideas that will have your bridesmaids thinking, “Best bride ever!

Wine & Design. Gather up your girls and hit up Wine & Design, where you can eat, drink and create a piece of your very own artwork. Make the event extra special for your girls by providing champagne and snacks. Take it a step further by paying for the class.

Knight Time. In a city like Charlotte, entertainment options are endless. Take your girls out to the ballgame and support the Charlotte Knights. You’ll love drinking cheap beer and chowing down on stadium food with your best friends.

La Vida Loca. Bust a move with your ladies at Charlotte Latin Dance where you can learn salsa, bachata, merengue and more. You’ll have a blast learning from professional instructors and the moves will come in handy on your big day.

Best of the Brews. Book a private brewery tour and explore Charlotte’s fabulous beer scene with Charlotte Brew Tours. You and your ‘maids will tour three craft breweries and receive a 16-ounce pint of your choice to take into the brewery while a Brew Bus will transport you to and from the breweries. 

Categories: Bride + Groom