Post # 1
My FI and I are thinking of doing a brunch wedding reception – ceremony would start at 11 and cocktail hour/reception would kick off at 1130. I’m a morning person and we aren’t into the typical “night” and drinking scene, so we think an elegant brunch would be more us! Did anyone have a brunch reception and what did you do for entertainment? I think I still want to have a DJ, but I’m not sure about traditional bouquet toss & dj inspired games, dancing, etc. I would love to hear from others and what they did and how it went! Thanks!
Post # 2
I like brunch weddings. I have been to a couple, the best was on the lawns of a manor house. They had dancing but they had a live band that played a mix of classic soft rock and some jazz numbers. They did all the traditional things like tosses and first dances. They did have lawn games set up to occupy the kids that were present but the only adults who played where the parents/grandparents of the children.
I don’t think you need to treat it any differently than a traditional night time wedding.
Post # 3
It sounds like a lovely idea. I would have liked a morning wedding, but my fiance wanted evening.
Post # 4
My first wedding was a Sunday brunch wedding, and even 14 years later I still get frequent compliments from friends about what a great wedding it was. It was relaxed, and people didn’t have to worry about booking a hotel room or getting overnight babysitters etc. The ceremony was at 11, we had an hour of champagne cocktails on the lawn in front of the church while we had photos, then the reception was a stack of finger food rather than a sit down. It was just a gorgous, gorgous day! We did the bouquet toss and had a small dance floor. Everyone started leaving about 5ish, and in hindsight I wish I’d done the traditional bouquet toss etc about 4.30 so that people could feel ok about leaving if they needed to.
Even though the marriage ended badly, I look back with very happy memories to my wonderful wedding. And it was so much cheaper than a traditional wedding for many reasons, including cheaper hire of the marquis, grounds, less wine was drunk, the photographer didn’t include a night fee, etc etc. So, I highly recommend it.