(Closed) Start time for farewell brunch?

posted 8 years ago in Parties
  • poll: Brunch Start Time?
    9:30am : (2 votes)
    9 %
    10:00am : (8 votes)
    36 %
    10:30am : (8 votes)
    36 %
    11am : (4 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 3
    1230 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2008

    Ours started at 11 am and I remember worrying that it was too late – but it was fantastic to sleep in and cuddle (*ahem*) with my new husband the morning after our wedding.

    It was one of the best decisions we made!

    Post # 4
    2532 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I said 10 just because of the distance you said people have to travel. Also, check out time for hotels is usually around 11 or 12. BUT I agree with MrsK2be that it would probably be nice to sleep in! Then again the bride and groom dont have to get there right away…they just make an appearance. People will understand if you arent there at the beginning or dont stay until the end.

    Post # 5
    510 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I say 10-10:30 at the latest would be a great time to start, that way guests can get on the road and nto be driving too late in the day. I’m not sure whether we’ll have a brunch on Sunday. It sounds nice!

    Post # 6
    329 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    10:30 gives you time to sleep in, but still doesn’t feel like the middle of the day. You say the brunch is at the hotel where most guests are staying, though, so it might make sense to double check on check-out time. You don’t want there to be an hour or more gap between when guests have to check out of their rooms and meal time!



    Post # 7
    1514 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    Ours started at 9 and that was way too early…ten would have been better.  Ours only lasted an hour since people were heading out to travel back home.

    Post # 8
    987 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    My first instinct would be 11:00, especially if you expect your reception to go late.  Then again, I LOVE to sleep in.  I think it depends on the check out time for your guests though.  Either way, I would definitely rule out 9:00.

    Post # 9
    3162 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    My stipulation for the sunday brunch was that it start no earlier than 11. If people need to leave, they need to leave, but I’m going to be absolutely exhausted and want to sleep in and believe me – if we started any earlier than 11 anyone coming to the brunch might get their head bitten off by a cranky newlywed. Then nobody is happy.

    Post # 10
    1732 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We’re doing an open-house type setting that starts at 10:30ish.  My mom is really gung-ho about it.  We’re doing another photo session after, so I don’t know how long Fiance and I will even be there.

    Post # 11
    1684 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    We’re actually working on that now. I think we’re going to start it at 9 or 10am & let it go to noon or 1pm. It might depend on the hotel though & checkout time.

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