Early brunch wedding advice needed

posted 12 months ago in Reception
  • poll: BBQ Brunch or Regular Breakfast?



  • Post # 16
    284 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2019

    We had a brunch wedding. Our wedding was 11am, venue opened at 12:30 is, passed appetizers for an hour, sit down around 1:30. Seated was a sort of family meal with platters of steak, veggies, potato, a beautiful salad and quiche, Sort of a very loose take on steak and eggs.

    Early wedding times are a bit tough the 9:30 time is a bit tough, people are probably getting up early and not eating a lot. I would definitely feel a bit weird eating a full heavy BBQ meal for a late morning early afternoon wedding.

    I’d probably have to get up around 6am to be ready for a 9:30 am wedding, so I’d expect a lot of people will be in need of food by the time you get to the reception. Maybe there’s some kind of little tiny snack and beverage you can set up right after the ceremony- a little coffee and toast toast? We only a very little dancing after eating, but our sound system was messed up so its hard to say if people would have been into it if the sound had been better. Cynically I would say, as long as you get people out on the floor for 1-2 songs, you have enough to go on for photos. But I’m not a huge dancer and I think brunch is a more chill, less hard party type of wedding.

    Post # 17
    450 posts
    Helper bee

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    @valentinesbrunchbride:  I LOVE both food options! 

    But like a pp said, bbq may be on the messier side for something more formal, and im thinking like the whole brunch you mentioned and maybe like mimosas and muffins and fruit etc would be so wonderful and still classy for a wedding 🙂 

    And as for the dancing, if you think you have fam/friends that would get up and dance and enjoy the afternoon in that way, by all means! I do see a dj more as a night or beach thing…but if its somethign you want to incorporate, by all means, the more the merrier!

    Post # 18
    305 posts
    Helper bee

    Breakfast/brunch food can be apropriate at most hours of the day, whereas BBQ/lunch/dinner foods really aren’t. If the wedding is on the early side, especially if your beverages are “brunch themed” I’d for sure go with breakfast foods! I wish I went to more brunch weddings tbh.

    Post # 19
    988 posts
    Busy bee

    This sounds like so much fun! And brunch sounds delicious! 

    Post # 22
    564 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2020

    I think breakfast foods are a great idea, my only thing to add would be to make sure there is enough food….

    we went to a ‘breakfast’ weddig that was meant to be done at 12, however bride was an hour late and then food was an hour late again, so really it ended at 2. Since they started at 9 and ended at 12 they assumed people would eat breakfast before and lunch after the wedding  but in reality it was an hour drive and it is rude to arrive late so we left at 7.30 without breakfast. They only served light breakfast canapes and there weren’t enough to go around. There were a lot of starving grouchy people!

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