Brunch wedding bees!

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Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’m curious about this too!  Our wedding is next weekend (!) and the reception will end at 4.  Due to the early start and not wanting to do a first look we will actually do our couples photos after the reception.  But that shouldn’t take more than an hour…so then what?  Yay brunch, though!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Yay for brunch weddings.  We had THE BEST time, and the guests loved how unique it was.  Our ceremony was at 11, ended by 11:15, we had cocktail hour/photos from 11:15 – 12:30 and we ate at 1.  We had a huge mixture of breakfast and lunch items, plus an amazing spread of desserts on top of our cupcakes.  We had a jazz band playing in the background, but there wasn’t any dancing but we had a photobooth to keep people entertained.  By 4, most guests had left, but a ton stayed behind to help tidy up and pack up all our things which was amazing.

We invited all the guests (just over 100) to our house for dinner/drinks after, on a very casual basis.  We stocked the fridge full of beer, and I mean full – we had no food in there lol.  One of the GM’s picked up our catered meal for us at our favourite thai restaurant, and brought it over while DH and I rushed home (my sister has a luxury car and was supposed to drive us home in it, but ended up drinking a bit too much so I drove it myself while her and my cousin giggled in the backseat about how I was driving myself home in my wedding dress.)  We changed into our other outfits, and guests started arriving just after 5.  Most people stayed until about 11ish, and the final guests leaving at 1am.  It was a LONG day, but so worth it. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Ryansgirl:  That sounds like a lot of fun!

Damn! I wish I would have thought about doing something like that!

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

PS sorry, I was typing so fast because I was so excited to share my day lol.  I see typos/grammar mistakes, but for some reason I can’t find the edit button, so forgive me 😉

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

 

winterwoodlandbride15:  Thanks!  We were pretty worried about people being bored, but the majority of our guests don’t drink much, and aren’t the partying type so we were good in that respect.  And about 50% of our guests were from out of town, so it was super important to us that we spent as much of the day with them as possible.

Post # 8
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479 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Lisasaurusrex:  I love your flower idea!  I saw that on Pinterest and considered it for a hot second until I remembered that I don’t have a crafty bone in my body.  I am also afraid of finishing up our post-reception photos and being like, “now what?”  But even though Ryansgirl:  ‘s after party sounds like a blast I don’t think I could handle being around so many people for such a long day.  Maybe FI and I can go to a nice restaurant for dinner or something.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Lisasaurusrex:  That’s exactly my problem with crafts, too.  I start, it doesn’t look right, and I give up.  How long do you have until your wedding to finish them?

I’m really thinking I’d prefer to do something alone with FI at least for a little while after the reception.  Maybe we could go out later to meet up with people if he wants to.  But I will definitely need a break in between.  If we go to dinner would it be weird to go in my dress (provided it isn’t a sweaty mess by that point), or should I change?  I’m thinking maybe I can surprise FI with a reservation to either his fave restaurant or the first nice restaurant we went to as a couple.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Lisasaurusrex: I’m planning on having it officially over at 4, but anyone who wants to stay and lounge / daydrink is welcome to do so. We’ll probably have a food truck come for dinner at 6 or 7 as well. 

We have a pool on the property, so we might invite guests for swimming in the afternoon / evening. Just a thought. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

My friends had a great brunch wedding in Charleston.  They took photos after the wedding and then met up with friends at a bar that evening.  

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