(Closed) Thoughts on brunch weddings?

posted 6 years ago in Beehive
Post # 31
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

CurlyCue:  Ah, based on your comment back to JrzyGurl, I get it!  I’m not the biggest fan of breakfast food at breakfast (dinner, yes!) so yeah that was a concern of mine too.  I know for us, we’re having: salad, omelette station, pancakes, steak filets (for steak and eggs, but they’re being served separately), coconut shrimp, a whitefish in a Carribbean jerk sauce, bacon, sausage, roasted red potatoes, mixed veggies…and a couple other things I can’t remember. 

It was really important to me that if anyone wasn’t in the mood for solely breakfasty foods, that a full meal could be gotten out of the buffet otherwise.  Plus, we have a few vegetarians attending, and they all said that this would be the best menu of any wedding they’ve ever attended in terms of things they can and will eat.  My brother is autistic, too, and an insanely picky eater, but he loves pancakes from anywhere so this fixes that too!

Post # 32
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I think they’re just fine. And based on your description, it would seem to suit you well.

The only thing I don’t get about brunch weddings is what will guests do the rest of the day? Particularly out of town guests. What will YOU do the rest of the day? You have all this family in town, will you have dinner together? Will everyone who was at the wedding want to attend said dinner? Does that not make it seem like your brunch wedding extends to an all day thing? I think there will be some unique planning challenges but I’m sure you can figure it out!

Post # 33
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Feist:  entertainment is such a good idea. A personalized crossword puzzle could be fun. A caricature artist or roving magician would be really delightful. Heck the magician could pull your bridal bouquet out if his hat.

Post # 34
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

cbj9:  I pretty much love this idea. Just like with any other wedding reception, make it the sort of party that you would like to attend! Lots of food, some music, since dancing isn’t going to be a big thing maybe a game or two thrown in there for folks?

 

 

Post # 35
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’m having a brunch reception and everyone I’ve mentioned it to has loved the idea!  I do hope people aren’t bored, but we will have good music playing should some people choose to dance, and we are having a buffet and alcohol so hopefully eats and drinks to their heart’s content!

Post # 36
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

 ebarnes0:  your menu sounds tasty.

Post # 37
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

CurlyCue:  thanks!! Glad to hear that from someone who wouldn’t necessarily like a breakfasty menu 🙂 

Post # 38
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’ve never been to one but I’d totally go! You are right your friend probably has ideas about weddings tha thave nothing to do with the ceremony itself. The poitn is to go see a couple get married, and then you’re lucky you get some fab food and to socialize with people. Just don’t drag it on all afternoon if you aren’t going to have dancing/activities etc.. Make a timely exit and let people go about their day.

Post # 39
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I had a Saturday daytime wedding and it was great! We did it to save money with our venue. Leading up to the wedding I had a lot of thoughts wishing it was a nighttime wedding, but now I’m really happy with how it turned out. We had the ceremony at 11 am, a cocktail hour with passed appetizers at noon, and a family-style lunch served at 1 pm. The reception was over by 4 pm. I had been worried that people wouldn’t dance at that time of day, but actually our dance floor was mostly full and even my grandma got out there! We totally had fun and heard lots of positive comments from our guests. We were at a garden type venue so I think that worked really well. It was light enough that you could really enjoy the nature-y setting and flowers all around. Also, if you have a brunch wedding, you can consider having an after-party later in the evening. We invited anyone who wanted to come to the after-party to meet us at a downtown bar in the evening. A bunch of people came and that was a more informal time to hang out and spend more quality time with our guests. I think having an after-party took some of the pressure off the wedding itself and I’m happy that we did it. 

Post # 40
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011 - in the woods

I love, love, love this idea! Bring on the brunch!

Post # 41
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Busy bee

cbj9:  

Never been to one.

Would LOVE to go to one.

Want to have one myself actually- for similar reasons. I don’t like big noisy dance parties and I don’t want people getting smashed on my dime.

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