(Closed) Breakfast/Brunch Reception Brides

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Hey…We are still in planning mode…We are thinking of a 1030 or 11am ceremony start and then have a half hour or so coffee hour.(so we can do a few extra pics)…then we arrive do the bride groom dance (thats it for dancing)…

Have our speeches thanking everyone… and the brunch opens…then cake then we are outta there for our honeymoon..short and sweet just like Fiance and I want….

Brunch consists of…an omlette and french toast station, eggs bacon sausage, potatoes..fresh fruit will be our centerpieces and cake our dessert…only alcohol will be that served for the toasts..costing us around..40 a head…

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

That sounds lovely. Brunch got the Fiance veto, but I think it would have been a nice way to go. 😀 Seriously, everyone loves breakfast, right?

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@atalante: I LOVE breakfast..and i didnt want a drunken wedding reception…lol i wanted a more intimate feel>>what sold Fiance was he hates dancing…lol

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@msfrancez wow you sure lucked out on that KILLER price… I want to have 150 guests and caterers are quoting me over 4K for food, service, and PLASTIC silverware- and the venue won’t allow me to cut costs by cutting servers…. That doesn’t include the venue price. My parents are killing me because they are trying to keep the food at 3K and then they try to keep inviting more people…

NEways… I am having my ceremony at 1 PM because I got a cheaper price on the venue for Sunday and my pastor can’t get there before 1. I am having brunch at 2 PM ish…. for cocktail hour I am having an open espresso bar- the highlight of my wedding =D have yet to choose food because of money battles w/ parents like I explained above- but I would like a menu like this: ham, veggie frittatas (for vegetarians and kosher), sliced fruit, & blueberry muffins & cinnamon rolls plus tons of coffee and open espresso bar the entire wedding. Cash bar for the drinkers.

I chose a brunch wedding because my Fiance is early to bed/early to rise so I didn’t want an evening affair just to have him fall asleep in bed the first night lol.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

We’re still in the planning stages as well (after planning a whole evening wedding/blowout and then realizing it was just TOO MUCH).

We’re found an amazing restaurant (atcually a 100 year old hunting lodge turned fancy dining establishment) up in the Malibu Canyons with a terrace and patio for the wedding to be held, a waterfall, etc, etc.  The food is amazing and quite spendy – that is to say, in our case Brunch/Morning Wedding does not = Cheap – but it is still signficantly less expensive than doing a similar wedding in the evening.  Like, 65% less expensive.

We have the venue from 10am until 3pm, so I was thinking an 11am ceremony as some guest will have to drive quite aways to get there.  Our secular ceremony will be pretty short (20-25 minutes max) and tehn we’ll give the guests a mini “cocktail” 1/2 hour to grab a mimosa, mingle, find their table… maybe even visit the portrait/photobooth set up.

After that it will be a plated brunch (OHMYGOD there food is so good!) toasts, the dances, more mingling and some live music entertainment (my sweetheart and I as well as half our friends are musicians.  Not to sure what order we should do everything in and to be honest, I’m not expecting any dancing-dancing between sitting down to eat at noon and wrapping things up at 3pm.  But you never know…  Also not sure whether we should stick with coffee and mismosas/belinis or offer beer and wine as well as by the time people eat it will be after noon and our friends are drinkers!

My dress is a Nicole Miller, 1940’s mermaid style, slinky matte ivory silk gown with lots of art deco pleating and a little chiffon train and oh man do I love it.  Very bohemian and glamourous all at the same time.  I’m thinkng of wearing flowers in my hair – after all, we’re getting married at a rustic, if not upscale, lodge.  Might as well milk the boho thing for all it’s worth.  Not sure about a veil.

Right now I’m obsessed with deciding on the perfect food themed favor.  The current top contenders are homemade marmalade (from our Meyer Leon tree) or some herb/sea salt combo in glass jars.  Edible favors are my favorite and I love making them!

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We have a harpist for the ceremony.  Our ceremony will start at 11.  It shouldn’t be longer than 15 minutes, and we will have a cocktail hour set up from 11:15-12:30 (we’ll be taking photos in that time.)  At 12:30 we’ll come in, have a couple speeches, and at 1, brunch will be served!  During brunch we’ll just have the satellite radio on the background.  Everything is in the same venue but in different rooms.

Our venue is a golf course which closes the week before our wedding, so there won’t really be anyone else there.  We chose it because my Fiance is an avid golfer, and it’s one of the most beautiful courses around our city with an equally as beautiful clubhouse.  

At 2pm the jazz band will start up, and go till 5pm.  After that, everyone will make their way back to our house for dinner – catered Thai food, and drinks!

My dress is a strapless fit and flare, and then I have a cocktail dress for the evening portion.

And people have generally reacted pretty good to coming to brunch!! It’s not popular here or at least in my circle, so it’s something new for everyone!

Post # 11
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We’re still very much in the beginning planning stages right now. Although I do have a few ideas that I like.

The ceremony will be around 10:30 or 11. From there guests will arrive and they can begin to endulge in the coffe/tea and juice bar. Maybe have a few “nibble” items out for them. Mini bagels and muffins, maybe.

Of course within that time, we’ll be taking pictures. I’d like for that to be no longer than 30 to 45 minutes honestly. When we arrive, I’d like to have our quick bride/groom dance then we can make a speech thanking people and such, have a toast and then the brunch will then be open for everyone. I know I’d like fruit and cheese trays, cold cut meats, a variety of breads or such. I’m very open on this and rather stuck on what to possibly provide.

I’m not really sure what all to do after that, if anything at all or than socializing/mingling.

As far as music is concerned, our reception spot has a stereo which projects outside and I wouldn’t mind making a list of quiet orchestra background music to play during the reception.

As far as the dress is concerned, I’ve not purchased the dress yet. I am, however, VERY fond of a tea-length dress instead of a long dress. With the ceremony/reception being outside, I’d like not to have such a big long dress dragging all over the ground. Plus taking into consideration the heat.

Not everone is aware it’s a brunch reception seeing how it’s a very recent decision but the few people that we have told have liked the idea with the exception of one person who thinks there is only ONE wedding to have and that’s your traditional she-bang with a dj and all. Everyone else seems to like the idea or at least open to it since it is an uncommon thing around here.

I do love all of the ideas you ladies have posted. They sound fabulous.

 

 

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We have also decided to have a brunch reception! It is much more our style!

 

We will have a 11 am ceremony outdoors at the country club followed by a cocktail hour indoors with mimosas, lemondade, and passed brunch hors d’oeurves (mini pancakes on a stick and mini quiches possibly). Then we will have our cake cutting, followed by a seated brunch. After brunch, we will probably have our toasts and first dance.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Our ceremony will be at 10:30 on the beach with the reception right after. We haven’t really decided what we are doing for food besides for a awesome baked french toast recipie I found. Its a Destination Wedding and as of right now, we only have 15 people coming so we (more like my mom and grandma) are going to go food shopping the day before and get everything more or less prepared for the day of.

I think we will just have a iPod playing in the background. We are likely just going to have the ‘reception’ right out of our 2-bedroom condo which is right on the beach.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We’re in the VERY early stages of planning for now, and I’m leaning towards a brunch reception, but I’m wondering what people do if there’s no dancing? I think we’d still do father/daughter, mother/son dances, cake cutting and a boquet toss, but what else have you all done or seen done? Do brunch receptions normally last as long as night time receptions? I’m brand new to the boards and I have lots of questions!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I’m a brunch bride!

We’re doing a Sunday brunch, for no other reasons but that we love brunch food and wanted something other than an evening celebration.

The timeline is as follows:

9-11am First look, all photos (indoor and out, weather permitting)

11:30am Ceremony (Harp for us too!)

12-1pm Pastry Hour (Cocktails, pastries, fruit; we’ll be attending since photos are already done)

1-2pm Eating, toasting, and cake-cutting (DJ takes over)

2pm First dance, followed by mother-son and father-daughter, followed by dancing until it all ends at 5pm 

After-party for select family/friends from 6pm-whenever we get too exhausted to stay awake.

We’re doing a buffet and stations, which will include salads, breakfast sides, lunch sides, an omelette station, and three main course choices of French toast, pan-seared salmon, and beef Burgundy. Oh, and aside from the usual wine/coffee/tea, we’re also serving mimosas and hard cider. Yummmm.

My gown is a silvery-pearl satin modified fit-n-flare with crumb-catcher and a detachable grand train. The wedding is definitely still formal, and one of the reasons we selected our venue was because of its cozy, romantic, charming atmosphere (the other reason is that they do a fabulous wedding brunch and know how to handle it).

A few little touches: guests will have sleigh bells to ring us into our new marriage when we kiss, our wedding cake is Fenway Park, favors are Maple Drop candies, and we’re hoping it snows the night before so we have a nice dusting of white for pictures (a girl can dream).

And finally… our guests are either a. really excited about attending a somewhat non-tradition wedding, or b. really, really good actors. We haven’t heard any outright complaints, and have had to field only a handful of questions about the season/time/place/etc. 

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’m not a “brunch bride” per say, but brunch is our favorite meal, so we’re serving it for dinner!

3:00pm ceremony

3:30-4:30pm cocktails (cheese display, fruit display, shrimp and grits, coffee, mimosas) we’ll take photos during this time

4:30 entrance of bridal part, annoucement of Bride & Groom, straight to first dane

4:40 breakfast is served (waffle station, omlet station, beef carving station, hashbrowns)

5:40 cut/serve cake (speaches during this time, only Maid/Matron of Honor and BM)

Dancing starts!!!!!

 

 

 

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(Closed) Breakfast/Brunch Reception Brides

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