(Closed) Sunday Brunch Weddings???

posted 10 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

I have attended a saturday wedding in the same time frame.  Don’t count on people drinking and dancing a lot, its just a different vibe.  But, if you really get people into the festivities, they might join in.  The wedding I went to sadly the groom was hung over and the bride was being a super-be-atch….and I think everyone knew.  Keep it as intimate as possible, regardless of the number of guests…..lot of people can be intimate too.  You and your groom will have to lead the guests I think.  That all being said, I would love an afternoon wedding for a change!  I am getting tired of all the late evening weddings.  Its something different, you know?

Post # 5
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Newbee

We did exactly what you are planning and I think it worked out well. We did not have dancing and people did not drink as much as they might have at a Saturday night wedding. It’ll be fine.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2008

We are doing a Sat afternoon wedding- full church ceremony at 10am, cocktails from 11:30-12:30 and lunch and dancing (with a band) after. We wanted to take advantage of the amazing sunlight (our wedding is in August) and do something different. We’re planning to continue to hang out with our friends after the reception ends at 5.

 I am a little nervous about getting ready so early but I would rather be married earlier in the day than wait all day for the ceremony! 🙂

Good luck, I think it will be great!! 

 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I’m doing exactly what MichelleTom is doing, in the same time frame.  I’m getting married in March, and therefore also wants to take advantage of the afternoon lights for some photo ops.  The photog is really excited about doing some portraits in the late afternoon and we can’t wait either.  It is kind of a drag to be getting ready so early, I know as I was the Maid/Matron of Honor at my brother’s wedding which also started at that time.  But again, that gives us a lot of opportunity to hang out with the family after the wedding, plus we are planning to take all the young folks to the downtown clubs and do dancing there should there be not a lot of dancing at the reception since it’s still early.  I’m buying a short little white dress for the club to still feel bridal.  We can’t wait because this is perfect for us since we have so many young guests coming to the west coast for the first time and they want to see the night life.  I think your wedding will be wonderful, whatever time or date it is. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I think it’s a lovely idea. Instead of a full bar, perhaps you can offer Sunday brunch-type drinks like mimosas and Bellinis. As far as dancing goes, I’ve been to plenty of daytime weddings where lots of people cut a rug – I think that depends more on the music than anything else. If you’re having a DJ, find one that really knows how to work the crowd.

Mine is on a Sunday evening, but it’s a holiday weekend, sort-of destination wedding.

 

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I have been to a Sunday wedding that began at noon.  Initially I was a little put off that it was so early and conflicted with worship times.  But as with anything you adjust for good friends. 

The reception was a brunch.  There was quite a bit of dancing and I think I left around 4pm, however I don’t remember many people drinking.  It was a lot of fun and the couple help set the tone that this party time is not different than any other.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I’m planning a noon ceremony and lunch reception as well Lucy but on a Saturday. I was a little hesitant as well but I have faith that things will turn out just fine. Remember, it is what you and your groom make of it. I am a firm believer that if the bride and groom look like they are having a good time, enjoying themselves than the guests well too!!! Best of luck!!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

Mimosas are my favorite. So if you had mimosas, I would love your Sunday brunch wedding. Actually, I would be happy with it even if there weren’t mimosas. I don’t think that 11:30 is too early. On a Sunday, I would rather it be earlier rather than later in the day as I (and most people) generally have to get up early on Monday mornings.

Post # 16
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Wannabee

I was thinking of a Sunday bruch wedding for my own wedding. The reason why is becuase my cousin did that and I have to tell it was really a great day. Nobody got drunk, or too stuffed, everyone was fresh and talkative, it was just how you expected a day to be real and full of friends and family. The only thing that didn’t work is that she hired a DJ to play the whole reception. NOBODY had time to dance! They were catching up, talking laughing, because 2 in the afternoon is the time Nana and grandad are in their prime, nobody is partying. I have to tell you it’s got to be one of my favorite weddings becuase all guests could enjoy in the day. I think you should do it and use the sunlight, a great accoustic band and a signature mimosa to your advantage!

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