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!
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!
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.
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!
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!!! 🙂
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