If you're looking to add a unique and delightful twist to your wedding celebration, a brunch wedding might be the perfect choice. Hosting your special day in the morning comes with a range of benefits and offers a refreshing alternative to traditional evening affairs. Many of my clients who choose to celebrate with a brunch wedding also do an evening celebration at a local brewery or bar. You get the best of both worlds... pancakes and dance party!
Some Benefits of a Brunch Wedding
Brunch weddings are often more budget-friendly compared to evening receptions. Venue rental fees and catering costs tend to be lower, allowing you to allocate your budget to other important aspects of your wedding or even extend your guest list.
Natural Lighting and Scenic Venues
Morning events benefit from the soft, natural lighting that creates a warm and romantic atmosphere. Outdoor venues such as gardens, rooftops, or beachfront locations are ideal for brunch weddings, allowing you and your guests to enjoy the beauty of the surroundings during the celebration.
Yummy menu options
Brunch weddings offer a wide range of menu options, blending the best of breakfast and lunch. From savory dishes like eggs Benedict, quiches, and gourmet sandwiches to sweet treats like waffles, pancakes, and pastries, there are plenty of delicious choices to satisfy everyone's taste buds.
Signature Cocktails and Refreshing Beverages
Brunch weddings provide the perfect opportunity to showcase unique signature cocktails and refreshing beverages. Serve mimosas, Bellinis, or specialty morning-themed cocktails alongside a selection of juices, iced teas, and coffee options. Offering both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options ensures there's something for everyone to enjoy.
Morning celebrations often exude a more relaxed and laid-back atmosphere. Guests can enjoy the wedding festivities while feeling refreshed and energized. The casual ambiance lends itself to interactive activities, mingling, and a sense of togetherness among guests.
Brunch Wedding Ideas
Outdoor Garden Brunch
Host your wedding in a beautiful garden setting, surrounded by blooming flowers and lush greenery. Decorate the space with pastel-colored linens, fairy lights, and hanging flower installations. Create cozy seating areas with comfortable cushions and umbrellas for shade. Incorporate natural elements like wooden signage, floral arches, and rustic centerpieces to enhance the garden theme.
Brunch-Inspired Food Stations
Set up interactive food stations that allow guests to personalize their brunch experience. Offer a make-your-own omelet or crepe station, a yogurt and granola bar, a fresh juice and smoothie bar, or a gourmet coffee and tea station. Provide a variety of toppings, sauces, and condiments to cater to different preferences.
Breakfast Comfort Food
Infuse your brunch wedding with comforting and nostalgic breakfast dishes. Serve mini portions of French toast, bacon and egg sliders, chicken and waffles, or mini bagels with cream cheese and smoked salmon. Create a cozy atmosphere reminiscent of a family breakfast, complete with shared platters and communal dining.
Engage your guests with interactive entertainment that complements the morning atmosphere. Consider hiring a live jazz band, acoustic musicians, or a string quartet to provide elegant background music. Set up lawn games like croquet, bocce ball, or giant Jenga for guests to enjoy during the reception.
Brunch-Themed Wedding Favors
Send your guests home with delightful brunch-themed wedding favors. Consider personalized mini bottles of maple syrup, gourmet coffee or tea blends, mini jars of honey or jam, or custom-made breakfast cookies or granola. These thoughtful gifts will remind your guests of the wonderful brunch celebration!
Photo 1 The De La Castros
Photo 2 Martha Stuart