Brunch Wedding Reception

posted 2 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
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Busy Beekeeper

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

It sounds like a lovely idea. I would have liked a morning wedding, but my fiance wanted evening.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

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.  

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