No Reception?

posted 2 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

A restaurant brunch sounds like a lovely way to celebrate your marriage following your intimate, morning beach wedding. 🙂

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

vlzaccaria:  I think it’s a great idea! It’s your wedding have it your way! I know some will go against it because of the numbered guest. But Who cares. 🙂

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Well, a restaurant brunch does not need to be informal.  You can have your event in a private room, with a lovely buffet or seated brunch.  You can still have music and other, more traditional wedding activities, including a cake cutting. It really can be as casual or as formal as you would like it to be.

One of my friends had a morning wedding followed by a brunch reception.  Unfortunately for me, although I was able to attend the wedding, I had to work and was not able to go to the brunch reception afterward.  Another friend told me how nice it was, however.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

Once upon a time, a long long time ago, I got married at 10 am.  We only had a cake and punch reception at about 11 am that lasted about 2 hours.  It was definitely old school!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

vlzaccaria:  I think restaurant brunch is an awesome idea.  Haha at first I thought you meant no reception as in not feeding your guests.

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

vlzaccaria:  So long as you provide some sort of meal (or at least refreshments) afterwards, I call that a reception. In your case, an intimate 10 person brunch sounds like a lovely reception.

The smallest reception I’ve been to was about 20 people (I think 22 to be precise). I can’t remember if there was a wedding cake but I think there was. There were a couple of speeches. But no dancing (in fact no music at all, except maybe something in the background) and no bouquet/garter toss. So just like a big dinner party, with a couple of speeches to tie it together.

Post # 9
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Wannabee

were sort of doing that, small wedding under 20 peole and then out to dinner after no triditions just a dinner party “reception” I think a brunch is a great idea!!! =)

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

I think a restaurant brunch is the perfect follow up to a morning beach ceremony. Maybe a private room, mimosas, and you could definitely still have a mini wedding cake to cut and enjoy after the meal. You could have a few simple floral arrangements for the tables too.

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