Post # 1
I found a nicely priced place not far from the hotel so I’ve decided to have a day after brunch.
Question what time would be best to start brunch 11 or 12. I know its only an hour difference but here are the things i’m considering:
-most of my out town guest have a about a 4-5 hour ride home, i’m assuming most will get right on the road after breakfast
-the restaurant opens at 11
-hotel check out is at 12
I first thought 12 so they could easily check out and come and not be rushed to check out early.But then I thought if people at for an hour or 2 starting at 12 they wouldnt reach home till 6-7 in the evening.
Post # 3
I voted 11. I don’t feel like 10:30/11 is super early to check out, and if the brunch is more casual, you’ll probably have some people who come a little late. Noon seems kind of late for a brunch, more of a lunch. 🙂
Post # 4
@ddw: I agree! I voted for 11 a.m. as well.
Post # 5
I went with noon. The LAST thing I want to do the morning after my wedding is to have to yank myself out of bed at 9:30 to get ready for a brunch. I’m sleeping in!
Post # 6
I think 11. It gives you time to sleep in a little, but isn’t so late that OOT people will have to miss it b/c they’re on their way back home.
Post # 7
I’d do 11. Most people want to check out before noon anyway and get packed/going. Even if some show up late, it isn’t a big deal cause most will be talking about the festivites and will probably linger past.
Post # 8
I would go with 11. We’re doing a morning after brunch as well and ours will be at 10 am since the checkout time at our resort is 11am.
Post # 9
You’re going to be in a world of tired hurt the day after your wedding.
Give yourself the extra hour of sleep. Trust me.
Post # 10
I’d start it at 11 for the people who need to get on the road and head home. For the others that need to sleep in later than that, they can do so, check out of the hotel at noon, and show up to the brunch a little later.
Post # 11
@sonj818: hahahaha…9:30 is sleeping in for me! I’m such a morning person though, even 8 is sleeping in normally 🙂
Post # 12
I think 11 would be best! Is it a sit down brunch where everyone needs to arrive at the same time or a buffet where they could arrive a little later if needed? My mom is hosting a brunch at her home the day after the wedding but it is going to be open house style so people can stop by whenever on their way out of town.
Post # 13
THanks ladies, i’m not reallu a late sleeper but FH is so maybe i should run the time pass him. good points about the world of hurt LOL.
It is a buffet so for those who come late they’ll still be be plenty.
I may just do a happy medium and go with 11:30
Post # 14
I voted 11am. Personally, I always allow myself LOTS of time to check-out of hotels, so I don’t see that as being an issue. Second, it would be really weird for me to have brunch at noon. I feel like the cut-off is 10:30-11:00, otherwise it feels like I should be eating lunch! : D
ETA: I really don’t know what people are talking about re: having to get up early! I could totally get up at 10:00 and be completely rested & still have some time to pack. Worst comes to worst, the people who sleep in longer will be late to brunch!