- 3 years ago
- Wedding: September 2015
Hey Bees! I wanted to write this post to give other ladies inspiration for their own breakfast wedding menus and to convince those that are thinking about it to GO FOR IT, especially if they are trying to save some $$ 🙂
So, even before my fiance and I got engaged, we KNEW we wanted a breakfast wedding. We are both morning people and have so many memories of the two of us going out for breakfast when we first started dating PLUS we both love coffee and breakfast foods. Plus, we figured the cost per person would be WAY cheaper than a sit down dinner. Once we got engaged, we set out to find a caterer that could supply us with the delicious breakfast food that we’ve been dreaming about. Over my Spring Break, we met with a local caterer that seemed more than happy to accomodate our menu preferences and at a cost of $11.95 A PERSON. Say what?!
Here’s what my guests will be noshing on for the “main course”:
* Made-To-Order omelet stations with various mix-ins, including lots of veggies, spices, meats, cheeses, etc. (there will be 3-4 stations to accomodate about 100 guests)
* French Toast
* Fresh Fruit trays
* A “Donut Tower” cake filled with all of our favorite donuts from a local bakery
* A cereal bar (for all the younger guests and those who just love cereal!)
* Drinks will be orange juice, V8, apple juice, tea, etc.
For our “coffee hour” following the ceremony, before the reception there will be:
* Fully stocked coffee bar w/ various syrups, creamer flavors, sweeteners, etc.
* Mini lemon and raspberry muffins
* Mini cinnamon rolls
* Slices of chocolate chip banana bread
To feed a little over 100 people, we are only paying about $1250. I understand that this is DEFINITELY not everyone’s style, but we are so excited to offer “non-traditional” wedding food that people will remember years from now. Plus, our wedding is a nice mix of traditional and non-traditional, and thats what is making our wedding so unique and US. We plan on stating that a “Breakfast Reception” will follow the wedding on the invites so all of our guests will know beforehand and not be shocked when they arrive. So if you are trying to plan a wedding on a miniscule budget (like me! lol) and are looking for a way to feed a lot of people, I would definitely recommend going the breakast route 🙂
If anyone else is doing/has done a breakfast reception I’d love to hear your menus too!!