(Closed) Breakfast/brunch wedding reception advice needed asap! :) :)

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@weddingadvice99:  Have you thought about doing some pictures beforehand?  Getting the family/bridal party pictures out of the way?  That could save some time.  I think an hour break is okay, as long as you have something for the guests to do (appetizers?  Mimosas?).

As for food, I think any brunch food is great!  Quiches, pastries, small finger sandwiches.  Any of it would be yummy =)

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

i think breakfast/brunch works really well for buffets. dont htink itd work for a plated meal

but fresh fruit, french toast, bagels, eggs benedict or florentine etc. maybe finger sandwiches or a soup

what would guests do in the hour between, as in 11.15-12.15?

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

i think breakfast/brunch works really well for buffets. dont htink itd work for a plated meal

but fresh fruit, french toast, bagels, eggs benedict or florentine etc. maybe finger sandwiches or a soup

what would guests do in the hour between, as in 11.15-12.15?

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Brideonabudgetlauren:  is right about getting as many pics out of the way beforehand as possible. Even if you don’t want to see each other, you can do you with your fam, him with his fam, you with your ‘maids, him with his ‘men, and single shots of you guys before the wedding.

BUT…depending on how big your families are to have shots with the two of you together afterwards….you are probably still going to want that full hour for pictures. And if your ceremony and your reception aren’t at the same place, remember to allow travel time.

Here’s the good thing: there is NOTHING wrong with serving brunch food up until about 2pm on a weekend. If you look at most brunch places, they go that late. I would say that if it’s going to be on the lunch side of brunch, you will want to make sure that there’s some “heavy” breakfast food — quiche, omelets, breakfast sandwiches or other light sandwiches, pancakes or French toast — along with the pastries and fruit.

But it’s totally fine to do brunch at noonish! And yes, like the PP said — mimosas, juice, fruit and cheese and crackers for people to eat and mingle while you take photos.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

I think you should do as many pictures beforehand as you can because it’s kind of inconvenient to just sit around and wait. But I love the idea of of brunch and I would do waffles, omelettes, fruit, mimosas, bagels, quiche, breakfast potatoes, etc. And of course coffee! I love brunch!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I would do eggs benedict, a station like a waffle bar, omelets or crepes would also go over really well. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

What about making more on the brunch side rather than just breakfast?  Keep the waffles, omlettes, fruit salad, and bacon bacon bacon, but then add in a roast turkey or ham, and a pasta dish and some rolls.

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

How long is your ceremony? I looks like it’s over an hour! What?

You could always do brunch instead of breakfast and serve a mix of breakfast and lunch things. Personally, I don’t like breakfast, so I would prefer that as a guest!

You could also do your pics after the meal is over! It sounds like it’s going to be a short reception, so I bet your hair and make-up would still be great!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

I’m doing a brunch reception as well. Like an above poster said, it’s totally appropriate to serve brunch up untill 2 pm. So you’ll be fine. Our timeline is we are having the ceremony 11:00-11:30 and then “coctail hour” is going to be mimosa’s, tea, cofee, scones, muffins, fruit etc. while we are taking pictures. Brunch will probaby start around 12:30 or so. We’ll probably do a buffet with different options like quiche, waffles, bacon, and also more lunchy type things like chicken salad. The options are endless! I’m doing it at my parents house, so I’m sure many relatives will linger, but I think it will mostly wrap up by 3:00.

Also, I plan on doing a first dance, toasts, and a cake cutting. Just because it’s a day wedding doesn’t mean you can’t do some of the more traditional things too! Good Luck!

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