Brunch Style Reception and time

posted 2 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

We considered a brunch reception at first too and were going to start at 10:30, with waffles,  eggs,  bacon,  etc. Mostly just  breakfast food.  But then I decided I wanted tacos and Fi wanted dancing, so we pushed back our time to 5pm.

I’m sure your reception will be awesome. 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

When you make invitations, you put the time the ceremony will start, not the time you want guests to arrive. If you put 10, people will start arriving earlier and then have to wait around until 10:30 for the ceremony. 

I think 10:30 is a good time for a brunch wedding to start.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

secondtimesaround :  That all sounds nice. I would write “brunch reception to follow” on the bottom of the invitation to let them know what type of reception it will be

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

secondtimesaround :  10:30 is a great start time for a brunch wedding! The one thing to think about is photography and getting ready times. If your hair or makeup will take a while, it can be an early call-time. Also, you’ll have to think about if you want to do photography before the ceremony or not, as that will move up your start time by quite a bit.

We had a brunch wedding and did photos after the reception. It worked well for us, but it did mean I had to touch-up my hair and make-up towards the end of the reception.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

secondtimesaround :  the only problem with your plan is lying to me about the time. You’re having a 10:30 wedding, not a 10:00 one. It’s exceptionally rude to tell your guests 10am and then make them wait an extra 30 mins. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

We had our ceremony at 10 am and the reception started at 11:30. That factored in the length of the ceremony (slightly under an hour) and the drive (10 minutes) to the reception space. It worked out very well, timing wise. I honestly didn’ think it was that early even though I had to wake up at 5 to get ready. 🙂

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

This is basically what we are doing. 

On the invites it says the wedding starts at 10:15am. 

On the website it says “seating” for the wedding starts at 10:15am and the proessional will promptly start at 10:30am. 

 

We are also not doing dancing etc. Instead of the word “reception” I am using “celebratin” to try and break the stereo types that come aong with the world reception. 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

This is the exact type of wedding my cousin had. Early ceremony(11am) followed by brunch in the same location. I liked how early it was. I feel it kept it really casual

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

I love brunch receptions.  (I love brunch)

Post # 12
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Helper bee

I am thinking I want to do something similar so I think this sounds great! I will echo PPs and give the start time as 10:30 if that’s what time the ceremony starts… people should know to arrive early. If you say 10 and the ceremony starts at 10:30, you risk people waiting around for 45+ min.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

secondtimesaround :  Thanks! On the invites I wrote “Brunch celebration to follow”

and on the website it says:

<div class=”item-title”>Lets Do Brunch! 12:15pm-3:00pm</div>
<div class=”item-description”>

Hosted Mimosas and Bloody Marys plus Delicious Eats!
No-Host bar also available.

</div>

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