Morning Wedding–cake and punch VS brunch

posted 1 year ago in Etiquette
  • poll: What would you expect as a guest?
    Brunch : (29 votes)
    81 %
    Cake and Coffee : (3 votes)
    8 %
    Donuts and Coffee : (4 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 2
    208 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2019 - Mountains

    I like the idea of having a ‘meal’ more than just a basic continental breakfast of coffee/donuts or cake/punch.

    Post # 3
    258 posts
    Helper bee

    I like your last idea of having lawn games! But I think you need to serve brunch food if you expect people to be happy and want to play some games. I think the spread you mentioned is plenty and filling without being over the top. Sounds like a lovely day!!

    Post # 4
    5865 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: July 2018

    If your ceremony is at 10am and you want it wrapped up by 11:30/12 then I think cake and punch is fine. The reality is people will have had breakfast at 8 or so and they probably won’t be hungry for a proper brunch meal. 

    Post # 5
    627 posts
    Busy bee

    I would be ok with just donuts and coffee if it was a short reception to say congrats; if I was still hungry I could get lunch on my own after. But if you want your guests to stay long enough for lawn games then yes, I would provide something more substantial.

    Post # 6
    8520 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I would expect a brunch. Cake and punch I associate with a very short wedding nowhere near a meal time (so 2-4 in the afternoon). You’re squeezing yourself in prime brunch time. A cake is a personal preference – I think the donuts idea is cute and on theme! 

    Post # 7
    8966 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    saarnlo :  I think your brunch idea sounds fine. What is your fiance’s objection? 

    Regarding cake, it would be nice but not required. A strawberry shortcake bar is cute but as a guest, I would feel really awkward to have the bride and groom serving at their wedding. I wouldn’t like that tbh. I’d rather get my own and chat with couple before or after.

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