(Closed) Would you want to go to a brunch wedding?

posted 8 years ago in Family
  • poll: Good idea for a brunch wedding?

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  • Post # 62
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    @alexa62:  do it!!! I’m doing a picnic brunch wedding because it’s my favorite meal of the week! for drinks we’re doing mimosa bar, coffee bar, tea and lemonade. We’re not doing dancing but will have lawn games like corn hole and croquet. We have the venue for 3 days so it should be super chill and relaxed 🙂

    everyone has given great feedback so far!

    Post # 63
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @alexa62:  I would certainly attend. But 11 am ceremony sounds like a lunch reception, not brunch, to me. In fact the last wedding I was at had an 11.00 ceremony and a lunch reception. In between there were photos (while we were served drinks and appetisers).

    Post # 64
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    @allyfally:  agreed but sometimes the alcohol helps you cope with overly dramatic bridesmaids who refused to speak to each other so the bride had to redo the seating chart minutes before the reception hall opened and then those same bridesmaids wanted you to move so they could sit with their friends but you refused because you were sitting where the bride placed you so you could sit with your friends.

    Whom you haven’t seen in years. After you traveled across the country, rented a car and drove an hour to their venue in BFE. 

    Yeahhhh alcohol or at least a warning so I could have brought my own, would have been nice. 🙂

    ps, I am over it – it was just a ridiculous situation. I never had the heart to tell the bride about her friends’ unfortunate behavior. 

    Post # 65
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I would be thrilled to be invited to any wedding of a friend or relative of mine.  Brunch is fine.  I do drink, but I can do without for one day. Personnally, I would prefer a dry brunch wedding to a destination wedding.

    Post # 66
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @alexa62:  Sounds great! I would only have qualms about a brunch wedding if it was still supposed to be a big, boozy, dance party (like a nighttime wedding), but if that isn’t your thing anyway, I think a brunch wedding sounds wonderful!

    Post # 67
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    5986 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I would love to go to a brunch wedding! I wouldn’t expect  alcohol to be served that early in the day at all.

    Post # 68
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I love brunch. I wouldn’t expect alcohol nor would I be mad if there wasn’t any, but I do love a mimosa for breakfast/brunch.

    Post # 69
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    No. If you the ceremony starts at 11, by the time “brunch” is served the time will be noon. I’m not interested in eating eggs, bagels and drinking OJ at lunch time. 

    Would you mind an alcohol-free daytime wedding ? Sure. I can’t imagine a whole lot of dancing taking place though.

    Post # 70
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    858 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @CurlyCue:  Brunch isn’t breakfast.  Typical brunch fare includes both breakfast and lunch items – hence the combination of the two words into “brunch”.  Our brunch reception meal won’t start until 1pm, but we will have eggs, waffles, bacon, sausage, steaks, a fish option, fruit salad, etc.  You get the best of both worlds!

    I’ve also realized recently that brunch is really regional.  Here in DC it’s huge.  I had a hard time finding a place to do a brunch reception in Florida though!

    Post # 71
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    1364 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’ve always wanted to go to a brunch wedding, I think it sounds awesome!!

    Post # 72
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    7813 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    @alexa62:  Provided it wasn’t too early and wasn’t on a Sunday, sure. I only go to weddings on Saturdays and I don’t care if they are in the evening or not. Unless it’s at 6 AM, I’d go. Breakfast food is my favourite. 

     

    Post # 73
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

    @julies1949:  +100000000

    Thank you, seriously. We had a dry wedding and no one bitched about it — they had a fun time and good food, and none felt that the lack of alcohol was a reason to leave instead of socializing.

    Post # 74
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    We’ve considered brunch as well! I think it sounds awesome!

    Post # 75
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    I was Maid/Matron of Honor in my best friends brunch wedding and it was amazing! It was on a sunday at a country club. They did have mimosas for the cocktail hour but that was it and they had a cash bar for people that wanted more. The food was soooo good! She had an omlette station, potatoes, bacon, eggs, etc…People are still talking about the wedding and how good the food was. I loved it! If its something that you want I say go for it! 

    Post # 76
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    You say Brunch, my first thought: Mimosa.  My second thought: bloody mary.  I get that some couples don’t drink so why bother providing drinks to your guests, but I am the type of person that wants my guests to enjoy themselves to the fullest (not whisper behind my back about how dull or dry the event is).  

    Also, if I had to travel more than an hour, for some reason I wouldn’t consider this to be as much of an event as an evening wedding (because those usually run for 5-8 hours and involve drinking, dancing, late night celebrations and hotel rooms, etc).  So it would depend on where you live or how close to you I am, if I would want to/ try to attend..

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