Post # 1
What is a good time to start the day-after-the-wedding brunch? We don’t want it too early and stress about getting up early the morning after the wedding. But, we also want to be sensitive to people who will be traveling. The wedding will be about 2 – 5hrs from where most of the guests live. And, there will be a decent number of guests flying in from other parts of the country. We’re framing it as a ‘wedding weekend’ starting with the rehearsal dinner at 7:30pm on Friday, 4:30pm wedding on Saturday, and a brunch at ?? time Sunday! The brunch will take place in the hotel where the majority of guests will be staying. I’m guessing the brunch will span 2hrs, maybe 3hrs- I have to check with the hotel.
Post # 3
Ours started at 11 am and I remember worrying that it was too late – but it was fantastic to sleep in and cuddle (*ahem*) with my new husband the morning after our wedding.
It was one of the best decisions we made!
Post # 4
I said 10 just because of the distance you said people have to travel. Also, check out time for hotels is usually around 11 or 12. BUT I agree with MrsK2be that it would probably be nice to sleep in! Then again the bride and groom dont have to get there right away…they just make an appearance. People will understand if you arent there at the beginning or dont stay until the end.
Post # 5
I say 10-10:30 at the latest would be a great time to start, that way guests can get on the road and nto be driving too late in the day. I’m not sure whether we’ll have a brunch on Sunday. It sounds nice!
Post # 6
10:30 gives you time to sleep in, but still doesn’t feel like the middle of the day. You say the brunch is at the hotel where most guests are staying, though, so it might make sense to double check on check-out time. You don’t want there to be an hour or more gap between when guests have to check out of their rooms and meal time!
Post # 7
Ours started at 9 and that was way too early…ten would have been better. Ours only lasted an hour since people were heading out to travel back home.
Post # 8
My first instinct would be 11:00, especially if you expect your reception to go late. Then again, I LOVE to sleep in. I think it depends on the check out time for your guests though. Either way, I would definitely rule out 9:00.
Post # 9
My stipulation for the sunday brunch was that it start no earlier than 11. If people need to leave, they need to leave, but I’m going to be absolutely exhausted and want to sleep in and believe me – if we started any earlier than 11 anyone coming to the brunch might get their head bitten off by a cranky newlywed. Then nobody is happy.
Post # 10
We’re doing an open-house type setting that starts at 10:30ish. My mom is really gung-ho about it. We’re doing another photo session after, so I don’t know how long Fiance and I will even be there.
Post # 11
We’re actually working on that now. I think we’re going to start it at 9 or 10am & let it go to noon or 1pm. It might depend on the hotel though & checkout time.