We're planning a destination wedding in Santa Fe, New Mexico, for October 2014. Probably around 50-60 guests.
We know we'll be having a welcome reception/dinner the night before the wedding and figured we would have a post-wedding breakfast/brunch the day after the wedding. But now we're not sure if it makes sense for two reasons:
1) Virtually every hotel people will probably be staying at already includes breakfast;
2) We would have to hold the post-wedding breakfast/brunch at a location no one will be staying (the hotels where we have blocks cannot accommodate a private event). So, now we'd be asking people to travel to another place for breakfast/brunch, when they can just eat in our hotel.
With this background, here are our two questions:
1) Does a post-wedding breakfast/brunch make sense in this situation?
2) If NOT, any suggestions on alternative day after events to thank our guests for coming and spend some extra time with them without the wedding stress?