Post # 1
I know, I know another one of these- but I really want some unbiased opinions.
My fiancé and I are leaning towards having a brunch wedding. Ceremony in the morning with a brunch to follow around 11:30. I was thinking that we might offer mimosas and champagne only because it’s more brunch-y? My parents are pushing for a completely dry reception because they dislike champagne and expect everyone else will also not partake so it will be an unnecessary expense.
Would you want the option of beer and wine at a brunch reception? (Hard liquor is off the menu for sure).
Do you enjoy champagne? Do people (besides me and my FI!) actually drink champagne?
Has anyone done this or anything similar?
Post # 2
- Wedding: Disneyland - January 2016
I’m all for dry weddings no matter the time of day if that’s what the bride and groom wants. In your specific case, I do agree with your parents. A brunch reception really shouldn’t call for anything other than some coffee and juice or cider. I do think champagne is a bit of an acquired taste and overall it probably would be a lot cheaper just to skip it.
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Well, if I got all dressed up to go to a wedding and was hanging out celebrating with a bunch of loved ones – I’d definitely be into a mimosa or a glass of wine with my meal, especially if it’s midday on a weekend. My husband would much prefer drinking a beer or two rather than a champagne drink. If you’re in a financial position to do so, I’d go for beer and wine and mimosas. It’s still a celebration even though it’s at noon!
Post # 4
It would definitely depend, I’m not against it at all, I would definitely have the champagne and what not, but I also have a FFIL and FBIL who have been known to crack a beer at 8 am on special occasions, so do what you want, after all it is your wedding. Why don’t you and your fiance come up with the money for the alcohol???
Post # 5
- Wedding: Cottage on the Creek
whoop whoop! mimosa bar! mimosa bar! hey then people could make virgin versions…
image via: http://www.sweetblissweddings.ca/wedding-planning-edmonton-blog/index.php/tag/mimosa-bar/
I am biased because I love champagne and also have been to one dry wedding and it was the worst, but hey maybe i’m just a lush like that.
Post # 6
I personally don’t drink before noon unless it’s a mimosa. That’s just me though. Some people are all into wine/beer with lunch.
I think it’s up to you. Would your circle of guests be interested? And who is paying? (If mom and dad are, you can’t make them pay for alcohol.)
Post # 7
I would looooveee some champagne at a brunch reception!
Post # 8
I vote for the champagne. Are you providing it yourself? If that’s the case, you should be able to return any unopened bottles.
Post # 9
I’d go for champagne, or a nice prosecco or sparkling wine if you want to cut down the expense. It’s classy and totally appropriate in a brunch setting. Brunch with NO booze option, only tea or juice, sounds like something that happens at a retirement home.
Post # 10
Mimosas and Sangria! Mmmmm
Post # 11
Mimosas! It’s the difference between brunch and a reeeeaaally late breakfast 🙂
Post # 12
I like the idea of the mimosa bar that would be really cute and fun for a brunch wedding. I know a lot of people who like champagne/mimosas and think that could be a hit. You could probably go to Sams, Costco, or another store like that and get champagne, beer, and wine for a more reasonable price.