Post # 1
Hello fellow bees,
I want to ask you opinion about my brunch buffet reception (although they say that anything before 1 pm should not be called a reception!). Our ceremony is 10 am and the celebration would start around 1130 am or 12 noon.
Do you think it’s tacky? We opted for a morning wedding because of budget concerns. The luncheon menu was still too expensive but with less food. So we thought, brunch! We will have 4 kinds of salads, eggs, cheese blintzes, bacon and sausage, vegetables, potatoes, a chicken dish, a beef dish and a roasted pig (because we’re filipinos!!! LOL!). We would also have some muffins and croissants, a dessert buffet, and our wedding cake. Is serving bacon and sausage okay?! I don’t want to look too cheap that our guests would start talking.
Should I just spend more money (about 1500 or 2000 more) and have a lunch menu?
Need you opinion ladies!
Thanks a bunch! 🙂
Post # 3
- Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu
brunch sounds delicious! I don’t think it will look cheap at all! (especially if you’re getting the lechon! hehe)
Post # 4
Ooooh sounds good! Talk to Crebre80! She’s having one too! I love your unique touches and the roasted pig. It’s so exciting to get to celebrate with your friends and embrace and learn about their heritage too! Great idea to have the pig roast.
It sounds delicious. Geez I wish I were on that guest list!
If it’s great, happens to save you $$, then it’s a win win!
Post # 5
Ladies, thank you! I actually felt so much better reading your answers.
Bellenga, thanks for the heads up. I will definitely get in touch with Crebre80. It’s nice to know that I’m not the only one 🙂
Post # 6
I love the idea of a brunch reception! It’s so unique (and yummy!) and guests will probably love it! 🙂
Post # 7
Sounds good. I can’t imagine how it would come across as cheap unless you only serve boxes of cereal. Brunch buffets at restaurants are very fancy affairs and not cheap by any means.
Post # 8
Who doesn’t love a brunch..you get the best of both worlds! Bacon! AND roasted pig..HELLO!
Post # 9
Breakfast is my favorite meal, so I might be a little biased…
Post # 10
my Future Sister-In-Law just did this 2 weeks ago at her wedding, it was very classy and had a mix of breakfast and lunch foods, it was a brunch! i say go for it!
Post # 11
I personally love brunches and the variety they offer, and since you’re having meats no one will think twice about it not being lunch per se, so imo go for it!
Post # 12
@beachbride: breakfast and brunch are my absolute fave meals of the day as well. thanks, keeping my fingers crossed!
@selene: no boxes of cereal, definitely! LOL
@ms. sassy: Fiance is nuts for bacon. and filipinos are generally just nuts for roasted pig. i can’t wait for the roasted pig!!!
@designish: same here!!! ahhh… truly the best meal of the day
@nurseamanda: good to know somebody who actually went to one and thought it was not cheap. thanks for the input!
Post # 13
and thanks to everybody that voted! 🙂
Post # 14
I wish I was going!!!! It sounds delicious!
Post # 15
brunch sounds great! great idea. i would love being served brunch. sounds yummy!
Post # 16
Brunch sounds great! I’m a vegetarian, but I come from a rural area where pig roasts are the norm, so a pig roast has kind of fond community-bonding memories for me.