The Brunch Wedding

The Brunch Wedding

WHO to invite.

Luckily, you can invite the same guests to a brunch wedding as you would a traditional dinner wedding.  Even more so, older guests may enjoy a brunch wedding better because it’s less likely that a little bit of day drinking will turn into a full blown party.

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WHAT to serve.

The obvious menu choice for a brunch wedding would be, well, brunch.  Since brunch is typically a mixture of sweet and savory foods, you can have a lot of fun with the food!  For appetizers, serve things like chicken and waffle kabobs and finger sandwiches.  For the main course, serve a sit down meal or buffet with brunch favorites.  Depending on the formality of the wedding, donuts, yogurt bars, or make your own omelettes could be fun for the guests.  And definitely DON’T skimp on the cocktails.  Bloody Mary’s and mimosas are a must!

brunch wedding ideas

 

WHEN should the wedding take place?

Since brunch is generally eaten in the late morning/ early afternoon time frame, the reception should fall around the same time.  Guests will come expecting food, so making them wait any longer will make for very unhappy family and friends.  This means that the ceremony should take place in the morning, probably around 10 o’clock.

brunch wedding ideas

 

WHERE should it be held?

Brunch weddings can generally be held at any venue, however it’s important to remember that since brunch is a social event, tables should not be exclusive.  All guests should comfortably be able to mingle and eat as they please.  Outdoor venues are sometimes the easiest to accommodate these situations.

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WHY have a brunch wedding?

Brunch weddings can be lighter on food and easier on a budget.  Even though a brunch wedding would have a main focus on food, the choices served could be much cheaper than those at a dinner wedding (steak, fish, etc.). Afternoon weddings are also ideal if guests have several travel hours invested.  This gives them the option to stay in town overnight, or make the trip back home after the wedding if they have work the next day or do not want to spend on a hotel room.  Plus, everyone loves an excuse to brunch!

brunch wedding ideas

 

HOW to transition a traditional dinner wedding to a brunch wedding.

If you’ve already had a wedding concept in your head, but like the idea of having a day wedding rather than evening, it’s not a hard switch! The key is to ensuring that all guests are aware that the wedding will be early, and that there will be a brunch menu.  Also, if you want to change the dress code to fit the theme, clearly print what you want your guests to wear on your invitations.

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Image Credits (in order of appearance) : Brunch Table Guests ; Chicken & Waffles ; Donut Bar ; Outdoor Venue ; Brunch Wedding

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About Megan Ellis

My love for all things wedding and romance led me to The Yes Girls in 2015, where I was given the opportunity to share my current "swoons" weekly via The Yes Girls' blog. I'm currently going to school for design, in hopes of combining my passions and helping couples convey their love stories in the perfect way!

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