(Closed) Breakfast reception

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My sister had a ‘brunch’ wedding.  The wedding started at 11.  They did things in a mostly normal order.  First was the ceremony.  Before the ceremony there was some finger food for the guests.  Then we had the brunch with speeches, they did a first dance, parent dance, bouquet/garter toss, dancing, and at the end everyone gathered for a large group picture.  Then they had a de-boarding (it was on a boat) so they did a receiving line to say goodbye to everyone.  It ended at 3.  I think the pictures were mostly done after we ate because I remember taking cake out to my sister and her husband while they were finishing up pictures, and the cake was definitely cut during food time!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think you can include all the traditional stuff- I went to a brunch wedding and it worked similar to the above- the only really big difference was nobody drank as much, since you know, it was like noon 🙂  

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

mine will be similar to the one @Brianalaura: described. we’re calling it a lunch tho because food service will start at 12 or 12:30. the wedding starts at 11 and the reception ends at 4:30. we’re including all of the traditional things and hope to have a lot of dancing.

what time is yours?

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

We did brunch… ceremony at 10 with coffee and juice available before hand (which to be honest I don’t think anyone really used) and reception directly following with starters available and then brunch served at 1130. We didn’t serve alcohol but did still have dancing

We did our first dance immediately following our entrance and then did everything thing else traditionally…. father/daughter dance, cake cutting, bouquet/garter toss, and last dance song (which we actually left too rather than “danced” too)

I will say that about half our guest left early, but it wasn’t unexpected and we enjoyed ourselves GREATLY with the guests that stayed! It was great! AND my Darling Husband and I got to get on the road for our honeymoon and hour earlier than expected which we LOVED!!!! tehe =)

I have my timeline if you’d like it =)

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I am having the same thing…a wedding at 10 and breakfast/brunch at 1130. I am going to have a jazz trio play during lunch and my menu is scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, hash browns,sautéed mushrooms, sautéed onions, cheddar cheese, fresh fruits, assorted pastries, coffee, juices and milk. Assorted Pastries that will be served are Bearclaws, Raspberry Sticks with Cream cheese, Apple Turnovers, Cherry Turnovers and assorted Mini Muffins.

 

It’s hard with a reception that is a brunch because you want to keep it simple and still want your guests to enjoy themselves. i am having a HARD time coming up with a favor or gift…with it being a small wedding and a brunch maybe i could cut this. I wanted to do a doughnut bar, but with the pastries I do not think that is going to work…

 

Any ideas?

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@runsyellowlites:  I would like to have your timeline if you are willing to share! 🙂

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