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Coffee + Donuts = Brunch?


I just read this:

‘In anticipation of some very late risers, the newlyweds nixed the idea of a fancy farewell brunch and instead prepared half-dozen boxes of Krispy Kreme donuts to give to their guests as they left the reception. After a night of pure celebration, some serious sleep was the perfect party favor.’

Read more about the couple’s wedding here.

Maybe it’s because I’m not a morning person but I’m loving this idea. Too bad I didn’t read about it before sending out our invitations asking everyone to RSVP to all of our wedding weekend activities, including a farewell brunch! We’re still trying to decide on the location for this … we have two great options in mind right now but when I read the Krispy Kreme mention, I couldn’t get the idea out of my head … Would it be too beyond tacky to have everyone meet up for donuts and coffee the day after? It’s not at all what I had been envisioning but we’re only expecting around 20 or so people for the brunch and they’re all very laidback.

I’ve always had a fondness for Krispy Kreme – My Dad and I used to visit one of the original ones in Charleston when I was little and we’d always get the same thing. I loved the swivel stools and the chrome and the ‘regulars’ who would sit and do their crossword puzzles. I think it would be a fun, quirky locale loaded with nostalgia but I just don’t know if it would be appropriate.

What do you think?


  1. My guy and I are getting married in my college town – home of the BEST bagel store in the world. All I want to do for our farewell brunch is get a bunch of those bagels, assorted cream cheeses, and some Box o’ Joes from Dunkin’ Donuts (my man’s fave) and have a casual picnic in his mom’s backyard.

    Just do what you love and eat what you want! Especially if Krispy Kremes have special meaning for you – go for it!


    DomestiGal Jen 🙂

  2. You should absolutely do that! I LOVE that idea!

  3. I love this idea! Especially because you and your dad used to go there when you were little. Your guests could have donuts, coffee, and do their crossword puzzles too 🙂

  4. I think this is a great idea – classy and fun as well as just simplistic and definitely financially pleasing, too! I think you should go for it!

  5. do it! i can’t imagine anything better than doughnuts and coffee the morning after.

  6. My cousin had bagels, cream cheese and the day’s paper (with their picture on the cover that they had made up!) handed to guests on the way out of the wedding. People are still talking about it!

    We are going the traditional route and having a brunch at our hotel. Good thing is, the hotel is going to set up a buffet and charge per person the day of so we don’t have to commit. it will be pastries, and an omelet guy and call it a day. Then the bar will be by consumption.

  7. Honestly: I think this COULD come out very “white trash-y” but having said that, I think YOU could do it in a tasteful fun way. Who doesn’t LOVE Krispey Kreme anyhow?!? I would be so excited to attend! Everyone will be a little hungover anyhow, right? A little sugary dough is JUST the trick! 😉

  8. I think it’d be fantastic – more personal, you know? If you want to do it, I say go for it. My mother is giving away milk and cookies for my brother’s wedding’s midnight snack. We decided it would be the easiest route to take – people could sleep in and enjoy their next day doing whatever they want to do!

  9. Love this idea… too bad we don’t have a single doughnut shop in our town! Most of our friends would stay up late chatting and catching up, as they don’t live near each other any more… so this kind of idea would be great.

  10. It’s for sure not tacky—-in fact, it’s a great contrast to the more polished events that precede it.

    we had a church ceremony in the morning and a formal reception in the evening, but in between everyone (like, 50 people!) met up at an old diner for pancakes. i went in my gown and everyone else stayed in their formal clothing, and it was such a striking juxtaposition of elegance and spontaneity. As such it really represented who we are as a couple

    so if coffee and donuts says something about you guys, then go for it! (can I come? 🙂

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