Post # 1
So my partner and I are winter-holics. Love the cold weather, all that stuff, so we’re getting married in December. Our budget is teeny (£3000). Our family is huge (out of 60 total guests, 40 are close family members)
We’re DIYers, I’m arty, he’s musically and we both cook. Brunch seems like the most cost effective, fun and tasty meal to serve!
Any ideas? Thinking cold meats, cheese, breads, croissants, sausages, bacon, fritata, quiche… Anything you really like about brunch??
Post # 2
Is there anything I DON’T love about brunch? I think it’s a fantastic idea.
A nice, hearty pumpkin or potato/leek soup might be both easy to make, reasonably priced, and a delicious savory addition to your brunch. This is my favorite recipe along those lines (it’s cauliflower though): http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2006/09/the-fragile-cooking-ego/
Serving one cocktail or alcoholic drink might bring up the cost of your brunch significantly, so I wouldn’t say it’s necessary. If you do want to, though, I would consider a mulled cider punch or mulled wine – something warm and toasty for the winter. Obviously, spiked hot chocolate works perfectly.
Since it’s in winter, you could make candy garlands as decorations, in combination with little twinkle lights.
And how about invitations – something like this but in GIF form with the bacon “moving” like a scarf in the wind?
I think with the budget you’re talking about, no one will expect or prioritize wedding favors, but if you really want to, some homemade marshmallows with a bit of cocoa powder would be a great favor.
Post # 3
French toast is yummy, warm, and easy to make (even for lots of people!). You can bring seasonal flavors into it as well. I went to a winter brunch and they had apple stuffed french toast – it was phenominal!
Good luck – it sounds like a wonderful idea!!
Post # 4
geneva2: How in th heck do you make homemade marshmallows?! Love the GIF idea, except half my family (incuding my wonderful mother) is technilogically handicapped. How about for save the dates, though?!
Twinkle lights are a go, but on the candy garlands side, my FH is a diabetic, that would be cruel (funny, but cruel). Neither of us are fans of hot cider, but mulled wine? Heck yes, pass me a straw. Thanks! xx
vdaybee214: O. M. G. I need this recip. Might be a total pain in the ass if not done by professional caterers? If you have a link or something, I’d be really grateful! xxx
Post # 5
I love the idea of a wintery brunch! You could have hot chocolate, hashbrown casserole, french toast bake, ham steaks, a fruit salad, spinach quiche, gourmet jam/preserves (Sqirl has an amazing selection) with brioche…there are so many wonderful options with breakfast!
I’m interested to hear what you come up with! Good luck!
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Post # 7
I agree with the stuffed french toast idea!! It’s my favorite breakfast food! You could maybe do a hot chocolate/apple cider/coffee bar?