Would you enjoy a brunch reception?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I would enjoy a brunch wedding with alcohol 

Post # 17
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Bumble bee

I LOVE brunch! So YES!!! But a little disappointed when I saw that you’re proposing only a champagne toast which I interpret to mean one half full glass (as if I’m invited! LOL). I rarely drink these days, but for me, brunch out is an event and I love to have a couple of mimosas or bloody marys. 

Post # 18
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Bumble Beekeeper

I love brunch and would have fun visiting with people but probably would not dance. 

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Brunch sounds great if most guests are local, though agree with others that I would prefer the option of a mimosa etc.

 

Post # 20
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I would very happily to go to a brunch reception! However I would not expect a DJ/dancefloor and would not feel like dancing during brunch – feels out of place. I would just expect brunching and socializing, (listening to toasts if you have them, etc) and would not find that boring at all. 

I would suggest making your own play list and then using your DJ budget instead for a mimosa bar.  

Post # 21
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Bumble bee

I would be pumped to be invited to a Brunch reception. Who can be mad about bacon and eggs?

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

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alexam :  I’m doing a brunch reception without alcohol, DJ, dancing but I will have a live string quartet playing in the background. I floated some ideas to my friends before finalizing this and they all liked the idea of a casual brunch where they can spend more time hanging out with me and talking to me rather than games or other activities. 

Post # 23
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2006

Uh, yes. I’ll PM you my address for an invite 😆

Post # 24
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I would absolutely love to attend a brunch reception, but there is a 0% chance that I would be dancing at an early afternoon reception that is not serving alcohol (one glass of champagne does not really count). I would skip the DJ in your position, I don’t think it would be worth it.

Post # 26
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I really would want one for my own future reception, it would be ideal! But I don’t think I’d want dancing and/or would have a lot of guests interested in dancing or drinking that early. Definitely a good idea to get a dj for speeches and such like you said, OP

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2020 - New York, New York

I love a brunch wedding because there’s so many fun things you can include. You can do a coffee bar, which is super fitting for the morning (have you considered serving irish coffee at the reception? Just a thought). You can do a riff on the “morning paper” and incorporate a crossword puzzle about you both as a couple or a program styled like a newspaper. You can do a wedding cake of donuts or give away donuts as the wedding favor. 

I think if you incorporate some of these “morning” elements, it’ll be really cool for your guests, even without a lot of booze. 

Post # 28
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Worker bee

We had a brunch reception. We are not really dancing people but had music set up and no one really danced. We did have a pianist for the cocktail hour and ceremony and I would have maybe extended that instead. After eating, most people migrated outdoors and it was very low key. We did have a limited bar with champagne, mimosas, champagne punch, beer and wine but no hard alcohol. Overall I think it was shorter than a lot of weddings but suited us well and I wish I could be a guest at one!

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Scotts ~ Walnut Creek

We had a Sunday brunch reception, everyone had a great time. There were quite a few dancers which surprised us. Awesome playlist plus unlimited mimosas and bellinis might have helped. 😅 11 am – 2 pm start to finish and it was the perfect amount of time for us.

Post # 30
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

I think a brunch wedding sounds great! I wouldn’t dance with only one drink though. Maybe add some mimosas as an option?

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