Post # 1
I have a very small guest list. And would like to have it a hotel where they have a normal Sunday brunch buffet style. Would it be okay to invite everyone to the ceremony (on site, outside) and we all go inside and eat the buffet? I will be in my wedding dress, and my Fiance will be in his “Sunday Best” getting the food with regular customers.
I already asked my venue co-ordinator and she said that’s okay with her! I told her that I will paying in advance the buffet price including tips so it doesn’t have to be dealt with at that time… Plus we are thinking of staying in one of the rooms for the weekend and leaving Monday morning.
What do you think?
Post # 3
If that’s what you want – go for it! Why the hell not! 🙂
Post # 4
We got married at our country club on Friday night, the place was packed! And while our little room was upstairs we shared our buffet with regular members eating on the other side of the building, it was fun! I remember walking into the place, looking around at everyone feeling weird because I was in my wedding gown and this cute little old lady walked up to me and said, “It’s ok honey, just say yes to every question they ask you.” Totally made my night!
Post # 5
I think it would be a lovely brunch, but even as just a guest, I would want the bride and groom to feel more special. Maybe you could get your food then sit in another room? Or maybe they could dish it out family style to keep your guests together for the whole brunch?
Post # 6
It’s just that the other room (private) has plain beige walls, and plain seats and plain tables… the main room has character! Stone walls, arches, windows and a great view!
Post # 7
I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it. Plus, people always get a kick out of seeing a couple who just got married! I know I do!
Your guests can mingle with the other people or not. It’s not like everyone will just forget they are at a wedding to celebrate you guys because there are some people who are just eating brunch there.
Post # 8
I voted for a separate room because I would want my friends and family to feel free to be loud and celebrate with us and eachother.
But now that I think of it, it would be totally cool to have strangers greet you with a round of applause as you walked in! They could totally get in on the glass-clinking to get you to kiss too!
Post # 9
@happyface: I love the idea. Go for it, I think your guest will have a great time. I don’t think you need a seperate room.
Post # 10
Do they have a separate room that you can book? Just thinking that in case you want some privacy, that might be nice.
But if you’re comfortable being front & centre in the room, then it sounds OK to me! : )
Post # 11
@Jenniphyr: Do they have a separate room that you can book?
yes, they do but as I have mentioned on post #5 … “It’s just that the other room (private) has plain beige walls, and plain seats and plain tables… the main room has character! Stone walls, arches, windows and a great view! “
Post # 12
We’re doing a Sunday Brunch wedding in April. There will be a traditional buffet, but we’ll also have an omlet station and a two meat carving station 🙂