Brunch weddings, A Delicious (and Budget-Friendly) Way to Celebrate Your Love

Who doesn’t love brunch? This is a terrific idea to leave everybody happy (and looking forward to your big day) for couples on a budget. Feast yourself on these thought provoking ideas for brunch weddings. From food to decor to much more!

Add a salted caramel cake to your brunch wedding menu. Photo by Dizajnmenza on Flickr

Add a salted caramel cake to your brunch wedding menu. Photo by Dizajnmenza on Flickr

City hall at sunrise and a relaxed brunch afterwards sounds like the perfect idea for early risers, breakfast fans and couples on a limited budget.

Brunch weddings are some of the most cost-effective ways to host your wedding reception. Banquet halls and restaurants are less expensive to rent in the daytime. If you are hosting an outdoor wedding, you won’t have to spend on wedding lights. There is no need for an ultra posh wedding gown. And, depending on the menu items and the caterer of choice, a brunch can range in price from $15 to $85 per person.

Planning Brunch Weddings: The Do’s and Don’ts

Before you begin listing your favorite breakfast foods, we thought it would be appropriate to share some do’s and don’ts for a planning brunch weddings.

A brunch reception usually takes place between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. so you can start the morning with a 10 a.m. ceremony and head out to the delicious brunch spread at 11 a.m. or noon. Not bad, n’est ce pas?

Surprise your guests with a Sunday morning newspaper wedding program.

For the coffee lovers, nothing will be more welcoming than a yummy coffee bar with all the fixings surrounded by muffins, croissants and orange-scented scones. You can offer American coffee, expresso, cafe au lait, caramel machiatto, iced coffee; different teas like Earl Grey, iced tea (sweetened or unsweetened), chamomile, jasmine, orange, and black; and fresh juices, fresh strawberry lemonade or a fruity ginger ale punch. The sky is the limit! Dress up your drink station with personalized coffee cups and swizzle sticks and voila! A coffee station to die for!

Beverage ideas for brunch weddings. Mimosa bar. Corona Sunrise cocktails are made with tequila, orange juice, grenadine, orange juice and Corona Extra. Screw-driver. Ginger ale punch, looks like champagne, doesn't it?

Beverage ideas for brunch weddings. Mimosa bar. Corona Sunrise cocktails are made with tequila, orange juice, grenadine, orange juice and Corona Extra. Screw-driver. Ginger ale punch, looks like champagne, doesn’t it?

Unlike afternoon or evening wedding affairs, brunch weddings need alcohol and spirits properly timed. Consider serving alcohol in moderation (it will save you beaucoup of bucks) after your guests have eaten something. Think bellinis (peach nectar and sparkling wine), mimosa bars, champagne, bloody mary’s (OJ and sparkling wine), mint juleps and other morning-time cocktails like tequila sunrise (grenadine, tequila, and orange juice), punch and screw-drivers.

Brunch weddings do not equate lack of dancing. Just make sure the place you rent for the reception has space for it. Or you can add some games or musical entertainment for your guests.

When choosing the location for your brunch wedding, remember to see it during the time of day you are planning your reception.

Brunch can be served buffet style or as a seated meal, or both. You can feature quiches, pastries, fruits and a salmon or roast beef carving station. Consider serving more healthful options like yogurt, poached salmon, grilled veggie sandwiches and egg-white omelettes.

Surprise your guests with a Sunday morning newspaper wedding program.

Surprise your guests with a Sunday morning newspaper wedding program via Etsy.

A good idea for the main appetizer is a mashed potato bar where each guest gets a martini glass and can pile up their own toppings.

Last but not least: the wedding cake. The choices are unlimited. You may opt for a gorgeous naked-cake, a lighter confection such as lemon or angel food cake, or the classical breakfast wedding cake, the mouthwatering waffle cake!

Waffle cake!

Waffle cake!

If you want to browse ideas of naked-cakes or semi-naked cakes, check out this article.

Food and Decor for Brunch Weddings

When planning a brunch wedding, think out of the box. I mean, who says that you cannot include pastas and steaks in your brunch wedding? Here are some delicious brunch wedding ideas including topping bars, waffle cakes (or donut cakes, why not?), southern biscuits, poached salmons, grilled veggies, and coffee cocktails.

Brunch weddings’ bonus: brunch foods are often less expensive than dinner foods, but they don’t look cheap. 😉

All the best planning your nuptials! Have fun and share some!!! 🙂

 




 

A brunch wedding favorite: fritattas with a non -traditional touch!!

A brunch wedding favorite: fritattas with a non -traditional touch!!

Brunch gourmet food: Salmon asparagus boat.

Brunch gourmet food: Salmon asparagus boat.

Cornbread muffins to add a southern touch to the brunch wedding menu.

Cornbread muffins to add a southern touch to the brunch wedding menu.

Pile them up and don't forget the honey. Easy cornbread muffins for brunch weddings.

Pile them up and don’t forget the honey. Easy cornbread muffins for brunch weddings.

Brunch weddings: A Delicious (and Budget-Friendly) Way to Celebrate Your Love. Beauty in food preparation: shrimp and grilled cucumbers. French toast. Citrus Poppy Seed Muffins. Amaze bowls. Beautiful way of displaying macarons. Caramelized peach and lavender scones.

Beauty in brunch weddings food preparation: shrimp and grilled cucumbers. French toast. Citrus Poppy Seed Muffins. Amaze bowls. Beautiful way of displaying macarons. Caramelized peach and lavender scones.

How delicious and economical are these almost bite-sized piles of seasoned angel hair pasta so neatly arranged?

How delicious and economical are these almost bite-sized piles of seasoned angel hair pasta so neatly arranged?

This asparagus mushroom swiss egg bake is perfect for brunch or breakfast!

This asparagus mushroom swiss egg bake is perfect for brunch or breakfast!

Brunch Wedding Inspiration: Peach Prosecco Bellinis captured by Ashley Kelemen Photography

Brunch Wedding Inspiration: Peach Prosecco Bellinis captured by Ashley Kelemen Photography.

Multi colored paper lanterns, perfect for anything that needs to say festive like brunch weddings!!!

Multi colored paper lanterns, perfect for anything that needs to say festive like brunch weddings!!!

These homemade smoked salmon crepes are grain and gluten free. A great addition to your brunch wedding menu.

These homemade smoked salmon crepes are grain and gluten free. A great addition to your brunch wedding menu.

Traditional sandwiches for brunch weddings... so scrumptious! mmm!! Food Styling And Photography.

Traditional sandwiches for brunch weddings… so scrumptious! mmm!! Food Styling And Photography.

The latest rage after Kale: Matcha is all that health fans talk about nowadays. Why not add it to your brunch menu? Matcha and raspberry cake by sillev via Flickr.

The latest rage after Kale: Matcha is all that health fans talk about nowadays. Why not add it to your brunch menu? Matcha and raspberry cake by sillev via Flickr.

Brunch wedding decor ideas for your coffee stations, dessert tables and more.

Brunch wedding decor ideas for your coffee stations, dessert tables and more.

Mini lattes with bite-sized donuts for your coffee station.

Mini lattes with bite-sized donuts for your coffee station.

Chocolate glazed mocha doughnuts, a brunch wedding tradition.

Chocolate glazed mocha doughnuts, a brunch wedding tradition.

Ideas for brunch weddings and their dessert tables. These sparkly celestial decorations are so awesome you'll want to leave them up all year round!

Ideas for brunch weddings and their dessert tables. These sparkly celestial decorations are so awesome you’ll want to leave them up all year round!

How about we add a touch of Hispanic heritage to our wedding food with these delicious Spanish churros? I'm in!!!

How about we add a touch of Hispanic heritage to our wedding food with these delicious Spanish churros? I’m in!!!

Get inspired even further with this amazing photo gallery!

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    You're going to adore the thoughtful details in this Colorado wedding. Stack of oversized donuts for the groom's cake at a Colorado wedding.
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    Gorgeous presentation for salmon cones at brunch weddings.
  • Catering for brunch weddings.

    Black Tie Desserts and Fine Catering: Hors d'oeuvre.
  • Bloody Mary’s.

    Bloody Mary's you have to see to believe. Add some iced beer for the perfect Mexican Michelada.
  • Brunch weddings desserts.

    Brunch weddings and beautifully designed desserts that denote class.
  • Chocolate and nutella cream mini naked-cake.

    Chocolate and nutella cream mini naked-cake.
  • Classic Kentucky Mint Julep.

    Classic Kentucky Mint Julep.
  • Fresh fruit pies.

    Fresh fruit pies. Tarte aux fruits.
  • Alternate cake options.

    Planning a wedding and you want something different to the usual fondant iced, flower laden cake? These alternate cake options will surely fit the bill.
  • Original idea to serve at brunch weddings.

    Strawberries Saint Honoré by François Daubinet. An original idea to serve at brunch weddings.

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