- 7 years ago
- Wedding: July 2013
Hey Bees! I need some advice- help! I am thinking about a breakfast reception for several reasons.
1) We are inviting many families with small children and a late night reception might turn into a tear fest.
2) It would be cheaper than an evening reception so we could invite MORE people. (This is an issue as my fiancé is a pastor and has pastored 4 churches before this one. Don’t want to hurt any feelings!)
3) He loves it as it means an earlier start on the honeymoon. He says he has waited long enough! Lol
4) It would be different! Having planned many weddings I am tired of cookie cutter weddings.
5) Saturday morning wouldn’t interfere with church duties ie: youth group, church dinners, other weddings, funerals, etc. (Many of our friends are pastors as are all of the groomsmen.)
6) It would solve the alcohol issue. Coming from a more liberal denomination some would expect it and it would offend others, though personally I don’t drink. (I am extremely allergic.)
My concern is that it will look cheap. I would want it to be different than breakfast after sunrise service Easter morning so no monkey bread, baked French toast, donuts, egg casseroles if I can help it. I want something elegant but affordable. Got to make Pastor look good! I have thought about an omelet station, pancake station (think IHOP type pancakes), build your own yogurt parfait, fruit salad with dip, sausage, ham, assorted bagels, muffins, sweet breads, some type of potatoes.
Dessert table: Jewish apple cake, brownies, fudge, lemon lush, cherry squares, wedding cake-multiple flavors.
Drinks: Raspberry lemonade, assorted juices, coffee, teas, hot chocolate, punch.
I have never done a breakfast reception so I am also concerned about the logistics. This is going to be mainly DIY, though I am sure some of the church ladies will want to help out (again so many guests=cost so no caterer). I want an elegant wedding but don’t want it to turn into a nightmare for anyone. How does one do omelets for two hundred or more? Can pancakes be started before guests arrive and kept warm? What are some more savory dishes I can serve? Would also love to offer cappuccinos but wonder what that would cost? Is there things we could prepare ahead of time?
I had thought about a dessert and sparkling juice reception but was afraid some would feel cheated as they are driving four hours to come. Besides they wouldn’t have time to enjoy my decorations or us enjoy their company.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.