(Closed) Thoughts on brunch weddings?

posted 6 years ago in Beehive
Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I would like a brunch wedding, as long as the reception isn’t 6 hours long!  If there’s no dancing you just need to make sure it’s a shorter reception (like 3 hours max).

Post # 17
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

We’re having a brunch wedding and I think they’re awesome! I think they’re yummy, classy, and have a really nice atmosphere (: One of my ‘friends’ said something like that too and it really hurt my feelings, but I just kept reminding myself that we had different ideas of fun and that she was mainly disappointed because she wanted a free party with a club atmosphere. I think the majority of people will enjoy themselves and I know that my Fiance and I will be much happier and more comfortable with brunch instead of a late night party.

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

cbj9:  I love brunch weddings! They are perfectly charming and appropriate. Your friend is being rude and obnoxious.

Post # 19
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Here are my thoughts

A) I wish I knew about brunch weddings when I booked my caterer & venue. I so would have done this had I known about it. On a scale of 1 to 10, my love for breakfast foods rates at Ron Swanson.

B) I hope to someday be invited to a brunch wedding just so I get to experience it.

 

I think its a fantastic idea!

Post # 20
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Sugar bee

cbj9:  totally possible! It would also provide some entertainment for your guests.

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

cbj9:  We are doing a brunch wedding!  It helps that we’re having a really laid-back, small, beach wedding too, but I’m so excited!  We did decide to keep the dancing (we had quite a few friends say that they will still totally dance after a few mimosas) but yeah, we’re just doing a brunch buffet type setup with an open bar that’ll include standard stuff plus bloody marys, mimosas, and Irish coffees.

I hope we get invited to one someday, because I’m excited for mine but it won’t be the same as experiencing it as a guest.  I think it’s going to be so much fun!

Ceremony, brunch, dancing/drinking, nap, afterparty!

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

CurlyCue:  Here in the DC area, “brunch” goes from whenever the bar/restaurant opens until 3-5pm haha!  This is interesting to note for myself though, since many of our guests will not be from a heavy brunch culture…oh well, snacks and drinks start at noon and the full meal starts at 1.

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

I’ve never been to a brunch wedding before, but I LOVE breakfast/brunch food and I think it sounds really fun! I say go for it!

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’m having a brunch wedding and I can’t wait!  We were able to buy a TON of food for less than what a basic dinner would have cost, plus we’re able to afford an open bar (with mimosas as a signature drink but we’ll be offering all alcohol to our guests) and then we’ll be wrapping it up in the early afternoon!

The catering manager at our venue actually told us after she booked our wedding that she went and told her coworkers how awesome it was to have a brunch wedding and that she’s totally doing it for when she gets married someday.  When you’ve impressed the catering manager at a venue that does events on a daily basis, you know you’re on to something good!  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

i’ve never been to one (but i’ve only ever been to 3 weddings) but i would loveee it. breakfast foods are my thing. i personally do like dancing so our wedding is at night, but i wouldn’t really miss it if i was attending someone else’s.  i think it sounds like a great option for you guys! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

JrzyGurl:  ok. I am still not a fan of eating breakfast foods at noon. Before you tell me lunch items are served too, I have yet to attend a brunch where lunch items were plentiful and dishes with eggs were in the minority.

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

ebarnes0:  DC is my hometown ๐Ÿ™‚ still not a fan of eating pancakes or eggs benedict past noon. 

Post # 28
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

cbj9:   We’re planning a Sunday brunch wedding.  Like you, we’re not into dancing and neither family is huge on drinking – I don’t drink alcohol at all.  We’re planning to have Mimosas and Bloody Marys and both available in non-alcoholic form.  Also, we get our dream venue since the Saturday evening minimum was outrageous – way, way over our budget.   So far our guests are pleased and the few who have to fly in can easily make a Sunday late afternoon flight home.   Oh, and we’re having a photobooth.  

Personally I prefer brunch to any other meal!!  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 29
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

JrzyGurl:  I agree. Noon is prime brunch time where i’m from! 

OP, I love brunch, though I’ve never been to a brunch wedding. I think you’d either want to keep the reception on the shorter side, or have some kind of entertainment. I’ve heard of people having a band play, or board games as two examples.

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I love the idea of a brunch wedding!  I wanted one myself but it didn’t work out.  We had a lunch reception instead.

If you don’t want dancing, don’t feel obligated to have it.  I would also recommend having a shorter reception and some kind of activity – photo booth, caricture artist, jazz band, performer…etc, in place of dancing.

 

 

 

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