Post # 1
Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day – Every year for my birhday, we go out for breakfast instead of dinner.
We are having a destination wedding followed by an at-home reception and I’m considering doing breakfast/brunch instead of dinner for the at-home reception. Not only is it way cheaper, but it’s definitely more ‘me’. Neither of us like dancing and weren’t planning on having it anyway, so this sounds like more our style.
Our venue has suggested the following menu from their breakfast buffet:
Fresh cut fruit platter, selection of freshly baked muffins, croissants, fruit pastries and assorted yogurt. Scrambled eggs, smoked sliced bacon, breakfast sausage, and onion dill potato pancakes. Toast station with sliced white and multigrain panini bread, bagels served with butter and an assortment of preserves.
What do you think? I’m afraid it’ll looks cheesy or cheap. Worse yet, I’m afraid it’ll look gift-grabby…
Post # 3
If you held it just a wee bit later, you could do brunch. Adding a carving station (beef or roast turkey), a few more “lunchy” sides, and either an omelet or waffle station would bring that touch of upscale/elegance you may be looking for. Eggs Benedict could be a nice touch but theyre VERY difficult to do on a buffet; if you suggest this, ask the venue for lots of details on how they’ll do it. You may also consider compiling a list of fun things to do for the rest of the day, and giving that to your guests (tuck into the welcome bags if you’re doing those), so the impression is more of “we’re hosting a brunch reception and leaving you free to enjoy an afternoon of sightseeing after you took the time to travel here” rather than “we’re doing breakfast because it’s cheap.” (Not saying that’s why you’re doing breakfast; just sharing one possible impression guests could draw)
Post # 4
I had a friend that had a made-to-order omelette station at her reception and everyone loved it! I think it will be great! Breakfast is the best meal of the day anyways!
Post # 5
@fishbone: Yes, our venue did offer us the option of adding eggs benedict, which we’re seriously considering.
They also do both an omelette station and a waffle station, but they’ve said we have too many guests, so they can’t do them. I may ask how many people they could accommodate and we’ll figure out our guest list accordingly.
Post # 6
I’m doing breakfast for dinner as well because I LOVE breakfast. love it.
Our menu is similar to yours but we’re probably adding some southern dishes along with it like Chicken & Waffles, Shrimp & grits & southern biscuits! Oh & we’re proably throwing in some petite quiches.
I love the price of breakfast for catering as well, and I don’t think it will look cheap or cheesy. My brother did breakfast for dinner and everyone loooooved it. The way I see it, everyone is attending MY wedding, so if they want something other than what I love, they can go out to eat after that lol. I hate to say it but you should be able to have whatever you want on your wedding day, regardless if some people starve (but who doesn’t like breakfast?!)
Post # 7
@smiles4jo: I would definitely add more meat options, like roast beef carving station or chicken and waffles. Breakfast meats re usually a bit greasy and you can’t really eat enough to be full.
Post # 8
I would love a brunch reception as a guest! But I love breakfast foods so I may not represent majority opinion.
Post # 9
FI and I love breakfast so I really like your menu! The only thing I would add is assorted juices and some kind of option with veggies (like a frittata or even a summer veggie salad) for the people who dont want to load up on the greasy, fried, carby stuff.
Post # 10
I like it. I’d add more food options though personally. I’d definitely do brunch and add some more lunch-friendly options!
Post # 11
Totally understand you! I LOVE breakfast food & am not a huge fan of typical wedding receptions…dancing, drinking, etc. Nothing wrong with it at all, just not “me!” I think your breakfast idea sounds great. Especially if you send an invite & somehow work in that it’s a breakfast reception, I don’t think anyone will think wrongly of it. Plus, the menu sounds great & you can make everything look lovely. Hey, you might even get tons of compliments for it being a refreshing change from most receptions!
Post # 12
I think the breakfast thing is great!
You’re having an at home reception, so it makes sense that it’s not crazy formal
Post # 13
Sounds great! Go for it! Have your wedding the way YOU want it!
Post # 14
OMG, Breakfast food! That sounds awesome, I would be so excited to go to your wedding!
Post # 15
You could do the totally cute “mimosa bar” idea that’s been circulating pinterest lately! See here: http://pinterest.com/pin/142215300703110908/
I’m dying to have a reason to do a mimosa bar!