Post # 1
We are thinking about a brunch wedding, but we are still not sure. My fh and I dont drink, and we would not have alcohol at our wedding. We think people would not care as much if it was a morning wedding. Ceremony would be at 11 am. We were not going to have a ton of dancing, only a little bit. What do you think?
Post # 3
I think a brunch wedding sounds lovely! 🙂
Post # 4
Depends…I still would kindof be expecting mimosas to be available- that could be a cute champagne toast. Plus I’m not a morning person, so it would have to be local, otherwise I would not want to get up early and drive more than 45 minutes for that and I certainly would not pay to stay overnight before hand for a booze-free celebration.
Post # 5
Brunch is awesome, but I like it with a mimosa or two.
Post # 6
I think it’s a cute idea, and I would attend.
Post # 7
Doooo iiit. We are! We’re having alcohol, though. It was the one big request from FI.
ETA: We were going to do a mimosa toast but it was going to be an added cost to our alcohol tab, so we decided against it.
Post # 8
I’d be honored to be invited to witness two of my friends marry. At any time. At any place.
Post # 9
I would probably prefer a more lunchtime type event (I’m REALLY not a morning person), but sure I’d go to a brunch wedding if I was invited to one. You’ll just have to make sure that none of the food is too heavy, as at least for me personally it’s very difficult to eat a lot that early in the day. I would probably prefer a brunch reception to one of the really late night ones though.
ALSO, the earlier you get married, the more of the day you can spend as a married couple! We were originally going to have a lunch reception, with a ceremony at noon or one or so, and I was really looking forward to spending the rest of the day as a married couple. Because of venue limitations and other schedule problems, we’re now doing a 4 PM ceremony and a dinner reception, so we don’t get to go for drive-through for dinner in our wedding clothes like we jokingly planned 😀 But you can do a lot of nice things, just the two of you, if the wedding is early.
I would go for it!
Post # 10
For me, a lot of it would depend on where the wedding were to be held and what day of the week/weekend. A Saturday brunch wedding out of town I probably wouldn’t attend, unless I were very close with the couple, because unless it’s in a city where I can get a 7pm or later flight to, I’d have to take the full Friday off of work. Sunday brunch I could probably do unless it was clear on the other side of the country and I couldn’t get a flight home afterwards. For me, it really comes down to logistically if I can get there and back without missing work.
Post # 11
I also would be honored to attend a brunch wedding and reception. Anyone who says they can’t attend or won’t be happy if there is no alcohol, has an attitude problem, if not an alcohol problem. Everyone should be able to have a good time at a social event without alcohol.
Post # 12
I would expect that at a brunch wedding, there would be mimosas or bloody mary’s. I’m not saying I wouldn’t attend because of it, but I would be surprised that there wasn’t any choice of a cocktail. That being said, the standard in my circle is full open bars, so any weddings without alcohol are a little surprising to me.
I would absolutely attend the brunch wedding, though.
Post # 13
I’m a morning person, and I freaking love brunch, so I’d be all in!
Post # 14
Yes! I love love love brunch, and 11am really isn’t too early.
Post # 15
I had a brunch wedding!!! It was AMAZING. Our ceremony was in a church at 10:30, then the reception started 11:45-ish at a hotel. It was early July, and we had the use of the hotel ballroom as well as the adjacent outdoor terrace. Cocktails were served on the terrace – we had wine, beer, mimosas, and bloody marys. Our brunch menu was a buffet and it was awesome. We had a couple of speeches, but no dancing, just some background music. We also had cake. The whole shebang was over by 4:30. We went to our suite upstairs and relaxed – took a bath and a nap and ordered some room service! It was nice to have the evening to relax before leaving for our honeymoon the next morning.
Post # 16
I think it’s totally fine, including the no alcohol part. I don’t understand why alcohol (and DJ/dancing/loud partying) is such a necessity at wedding receptions. Why do people need to get tipsy/drunk to celebrate anything/everything???
My wedding is small, has 45 guests and I wanted it to be intimate, warm and calm – especially since FI and I don’t drink and we are not party people.
The ceremony is at 11:30AM, with hor d’oeuvres being served at noon and 3 course meal being served starting at 1:30PM.
I have wine and beer (only because the venue package didn’t have no-alcohol package at all and we figured French food needs some wine), but no other alcohol/hard liquor.
I have karaoke but no dancing (other than a quick first dance).
All of our guests are about an hour to an hour and half away from the venue (with the exception of few relatives who are flying in from Cali).
I expect the entire event to wrap up around 4-5PM.