Brunch weddings can be a delightful and cost effective alternative to high-dollar evening affairs. Lighter foods are less expensive and require less preparation, guests consume less alcohol, and many vendors give discounts for earlier events. Brunch weddings are becoming more chic as brides are recognizing that daytime celebrations are intimate and affordable, as well as allow for more date and venue options.
Brunch weddings usually follow the traditional schedule of events, but after dining, dancing and toasts may be combined with outdoor fun and games that are difficult to do at an evening wedding. Croquet, horseshoes, yard dice, beanbag tosses, and a fire bowl are excellent choices, and make a daytime wedding unforgettable! Fun yet relaxing morning activities like newspapers and custom crosswords can be included as well.
Simple, enchanting, and whimsical décor takes the place of intricate, luxurious, and striking for daytime weddings. Playful tea-length dresses, fresh cut daisies, and cafe style chalkboard menus are perfect for brunch weddings. Though morning events may tend toward light and lovely designs, you can add a bit of sparkle to your day with some breakfast cocktails!
Brunch weddings offer a myriad of charming food and drink choices. You can have Bellinis and fresh squeezed orange juice served on silver trays as guests sign in, or have a bar with coffee, Bloody Marys, tea, apple cider, Mimosas, and sparkling water. A waffle or pancake bar, fresh fruit, cinnamon rolls, donuts, and mini muffins are excellent choices for low-cost yet exquisite dining options. A breakfast burrito bar or biscuit bar with choices of gravies and jams are fun and delicious ideas, too.
Morning celebrations set a more mellow tone than night-time receptions, but they don”t have to lack any of the fun – and they save the bride and groom the literal headache of getting up the next morning to set off on the honeymoon. So if you are looking for a unique wedding twist that is inexpensive yet fun, intimate, and enchanting, consider hosting a brunch wedding. Charming and lovely, a morning celebration may be just what you want!