Bridal Brunch

bridal brunch

Hosting a bridal brunch soon? Find brunch menu ideas and recipes suitable for your wedding or special occasion. Includes recipes for tea sandwiches, finger foods, and more.

Perhaps you want to have an informal gathering a day or two before the wedding to the families can get to know each other a bit better.

Or you might want to treat your bridesmaids to a special thank you bridal brunch as a show of appreciation for them being a part of your life.


In either case, hosting a bridal brunch is a great idea. Make it a relaxing, informal setting and dress it up with the theme colors from your wedding.

Considering this is more than likely going to be a larger group, I would recommend setting the brunch food up buffet style. Find more brunch party planning tips and ideas.

You don’t have to make them all! Just pick and add a few new ideas in with your existing favorites.

A Bridal Brunch Menu

Main Course Selections

  • Quiche – This quiche is made with flaked crab meat, eggs, Swiss cheese, green onion, and evaporated milk.
  • Classic Deviled Eggs – Always a favorite and an easy to eat finger food.
  • Cold shrimp served with cocktail sauce
  • A meat and cheese tray of your favorite salami and cheeses. You can also add in a port wine cheese spread. Serve with sesame crackers.
  • Chopped Ham Tea Sandwiches

Fruit Selections

  • Pretty in Pink Fruit Salad – It is made with oranges, apples, bananas, pineapple, walnuts, and maraschino cherries.
  • Fresh Fruit Tray and Dip – Choose fruit in season like apples, oranges, strawberries and the like. Serve with marshmallow creme fruit dip.
  • Mini-Fruit Tarts – made with mini pastry shells, vanilla coconut filling, and topped with fresh summer fruits of blueberries and cherries.

Vegetable Selections

  • Raw Veggies and Dip – Fill a plate with crisp baby carrots, sliced of avocado, red, green, and yellow pepper slices and bite sized pieces of cauliflower.
  • A fresh green salad made with Arugula or Romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, slices of avocado and sprinkled with fresh Parmesan cheese and pepper.
  • Easy Cucumber Sandwiches
  • Classic Taco Salad
  • Veggie Pizza

Bread Selections

Beverage Selections

  • Mimosa – Classic Champagne and orange juice with a splash of Grand Mariner.
  • Bellini Cocktail – It is made with peach nectar, peach schnapps, and a dry sparkling wine.
  • Bloody Mary – A brunch favorite. Tomato juice, seasonings, and a garnish of your favorite vegetable.
  • Sangria – An easy sangria recipe made with orange juice, lemon juice, dry red wine, and club soda.

Also include coffee, tea, milk, and orange juice.

Dessert Selections

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Laura Warnke

Laura Warnke is a mom, wife, and Midwest cook that enjoys sharing many of her family's favorite comfort food recipes. She grew up on a farm in Wisconsin and loves to bring that farm-style home cooking to your table.

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