~12pm ceremony and brunch reception: Which day would you prefer?

posted 7 months ago in Reception
  • poll: Which weekend brunch reception day would you prefer?
    Saturday : (53 votes)
    64 %
    Sunday : (30 votes)
    36 %
  • Post # 32
    7324 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    simplydeep02 :  I would prefer traveling Friday night and leaving Sunday morning over taveling Saturday and having the wedding on Sunday along with traveling Sunday or taking Monday off. I suppose it also depends on how far people are coming from too. 

    You know your crowf best though, maybe your parents could give you their opinion 

    Post # 34
    2465 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2018

    JiminyCricket :  So negative… and also there are a ton of brunch items that aren’t just eggs and pancakes. I’m sure OP will have a nice mix of options for her guests.

    Post # 35
    1360 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2019

    Voted Saturday for the people traveling and for people ego want to go to church. 

    Post # 36
    818 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2019

    Very interesting thread.

    I am considering a Sunday brunch wedding because I figured if it ended around 2 or 3 guest would still have time to get home and prepare for the week ahead. Also, I know for sure that we would have guest traveling by plane, so they’d most likely have to take off a Friday to get to a Saturday wedding or a Monday to get home after a Sunday wedding. 

    I am all about being accommondating to your guest but sometimes you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t. No matter what, someone will probably be annoyed/unhappy with your decision. However, I think if you provide enough time and information leading up to the wedding then all will be fine. 

    Post # 37
    1059 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2019

    I’d be fine with either one as a guest, but I would probably prefer a Saturday brunch wedding. I like to use Sunday as my day to get stuff done before it’s back to work on Monday.

    I love brunch! I’m strongly considering having a brunch wedding myself.

    Post # 38
    235 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2018

    I didn’t vote because I think either day would work fine. If you want to do a smaller, private after party or something else in the evening, I would go with Saturday.

    And don’t cut the breakfast options just because of the negative PPs! I would definitely crush the breakfast food. That’s why brunch is the best, you can do a total range of options 🙂

    Post # 44
    2181 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2019 - Chateau Lake Louise

    We are also having a brunch reception. In part because based on our location, the photographer strongly advised us to take photos in the morning, and also because after reviewing the banquest menu options, it was genuinely the most appealing. Horseradish strip sirloin AND eggs benedict?? I’m gonna have to say yes to that one. 

    We chose a Satruday because in our case, it’s a destination wedding. It’s a pretty short flight, so while still feasible to do without taking any extra time off, our venue is 90 minutes from the airport and we just worried people would be scrambling.

    I think all things being equal, I’d still prefer a Saturday in most cases. I think people like to be able to really enjoy themselves at a wedding – even if it’s early – and not worry about having to race home and get ready for the week right after. Unless there’s some compelling cost savings, I can’t think of any particular advantage to a Sunday ceremony,


    Post # 45
    262 posts
    Helper bee

    We’re doing a Saturday brunch with the ceremony starting at 10:30 am.  I would rather have Sunday to travel!

    we are doing a waffle bar and brunch is our favorite… I don’t know how anyone can get their knickers in a knot over the glorious combination of breakfast and lunch but apparently people can 🤣

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