Morning ceremony, brunch reception-experience?

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
42076 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Ellyloo:  I have been to several morning ceremonies and brunch receptions. They were all beautiful weddings. Who doesn’t like brunch?

Post # 5
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I had a luncheon, not a brunch, but it was a lot of fun! Short and sweet!

Post # 6
194 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Ellyloo:  I’ve been to one and it was so awesome. Breakfast/brunch food is my favorite, and so it was definitely a win there. I would definitely recommend doing that!

Post # 7
5806 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

@Ellyloo:  Only problem I can see is you have to get up super early to get ready. 

Post # 9
1272 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

We are having either a brunch or luncheon wedding/reception and are SO excited about it! Our reasons for it are very similar to yours: less expensive and nobody getting drunk. We also love the idea of having time to go out on a date as a married couple for the first time and celebrate our wedding/marriage just the two of us after the reception (and not immediately crashing in our hotel room for the night), and I think this is actually the part we’re looking forward to most about our wedding day.

Post # 10
591 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Its sounds perfect 🙂 I love the whole idea small intimate super romantic then a day and evening of adventure for you as Mr.&Mrs. I say go for it !!!

Post # 11
47 posts
  • Wedding: November 2014

My fiance and I are hosting a late morning ceremony and brunch reception at our venue! We’re doing it for pretty much the same reasons as you are, @Ellyloo. We’re so excited. Plus there’s lots of potential for afterparties!

Post # 12
607 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 1988

I have never been to a morning ceremony/ brunch reception but I would LOVE to!

Your venue sounds perfect!

Go for it!

Best Wishes!

Post # 13
3557 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Fi and I are doing the late morning ceremony followed by brunch as well because it’s just more us. Fi is one of those people who’s ready to go to bed by 9, so a late night reception just didn’t make any sense. We’re having ours at a lodge on a river that is attached to a park. Instead of having a dance we’re going to set up lawn games and we’re giving out decks of cards as our favors. Our ceremony is going to be outside on the river front, but a butterfly garden sounds amazing. I think I have ceremony location envy.

Post # 14
1241 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

We’re doing a 930 AM wedding and brunch reception. We decided on that just because we both adore brunch and are morning people. We’re hoping it will be fantastic and awesome. 

Post # 15
136 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We did a late morning ceremony/lunch reception on a Sunday.  Definitely the right choice for us.  Also definitely cheaper than going the dinner route.

The only downside is that there were some serious time constraints.  I had to wake up super early so that I could eat something, and then I had an hour to hour and a half to get ready so that everything went off on time.  There’s no realistic way to go to a salon and get pampered on the day of (which really sucks if you’re like me and an absolute wreck when it comes to making a manicure or pedicure last more than a day).

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