Let’s be honest for a sec, everyone loves a good brunch with bottomless mimosas, but there’s a new way to amp up your brunch and that’s by incorporating it with your wedding – meet a brunch wedding.
Yup, you read that right. Your wedding day is already a day you will remember forever, but imagine combining it with all your favorite breakfast foods and endless bloody marys and mimosas – how could it get any better? It doesn’t really, it peaks at brunch weddings.
These are a great alternative to your standard wedding and reception, especially for morning-birds. These morning weddings usually start around 11 am, allowing for an early end of celebration and quick departure for the honeymoon. While this idea may pique your interest, how do you know if it is right for you?
Brunch weddings are a bit more on the casual side and lean more toward garden party than luxury. If big weddings aren’t your thing, maybe this is more fitting. With the casual theme, the wedding sizes are typically smaller as well, which is great for an intimate feel where you can really connect with each person involved in making your day one to remember.
One extra perk of brunch weddings is that they are often more cost-effective, as certain venues tend to be cheaper for morning and mid-day time slots. Additionally, the casual setting and smaller group can be nicer to your budget while still ensuring a great day.
Beyond the technical points of a brunch wedding, think of all the exciting, creative ideas you could play with. Everyone knows breakfast has the best foods of any mealtime and pairing that with boozy drinks – you can’t go wrong! Pancakes, French toast, bagels…how can you say no? Hell, you can even add a waffle cake or mimosa bar! There are endless opportunities to get creative with this style and make it a brunch your guests, and you, will never forget.
Brunch weddings have all the perks of breakfast, day drinking and a laid-back atmosphere, but there are some negatives to consider before you commit.
Depending on how big your bridal party is, getting up in time for hair and makeup for a brunch wedding means getting up before the sun even rises. Will the bridesmaids be able to drag themselves out of bed so early?
When your wedding’s so early compared to a traditional wedding, the party levels may not be as wild as they are at typical wedding receptions. If your guests are a crows that already needs to be amped up to get on the dance floor, a brunch wedding might not be the best option– but that may also be a perk for some.
If you’re hopping on the brunch wedding train, get in contact with me! I’d love to help with your big day.