Brunch weddings are one of the hottest trends for 2017 with good reason. Top on the list has to be because it is a departure from the typical dinner and dancing evening wedding. Weddings today don’t have to follow the rules. If you love the daytime and are looking for a wedding that stands out from the crowd. Have a brunch wedding.
Sometimes you go to so many wedding that it seems that they all start to look alike. Pulling off the perfect brunch wedding is sure to set yours apart.
You can pick a sunny patio and create a casual, laid back vibe. Indulge your guests with a variety of fun stations starting with a coffee cart before the ceremony. Add a waffle station with a variety of toppings. Have a champagne bar with mimosas and bellinis and top it all off with a wedding cake made of donuts! Trade the traditional veil or tiara for a flower crown, maybe even wear a tea length dress.
If you still want elegance and high style, serve a 3 course seated brunch on bright white linen with a vintage-look china. Lobster eggs benedict could follow an appetizer of slider-sized lox and bagel or melon with prosciutto. Have bottles of champagne and pitchers of fresh squeezed orange juice on the tables so your guests can keep the party flowing. Consider having a string quartet playing softly in the background. This is the perfect reception for the hottest trend in cake, the drip cake.
A New Orleans style brunch will kick the energy up to high. From beignets to shrimp and grits, the food will be a big part of the charm. In addition to Bloody Marys and Mimosas, add a truly NOLA cocktail like the Sazerac. Don’t forget the Brass Jazz Band, it’s an almost sure bet that even if it’s mid-day your guests will be out of their seats and on the dance floor.
Since your wedding will be over fairly early, that leaves the rest of the day for your guests to spend however they want. If you have a lot of out of town guests, you can set up a tour of the city or provide them with suggestions of things to do or see in the area. It’s also great if you want to have a smaller more intimate after-party, something like a sunset cruise.
Something to consider is it may also be more budget friendly than an evening wedding. Consider that your guests will probably drink less and you won’t really be expected to have a full bar. The foods that you typically think of for brunch are usually less expensive and nobody is going to throw shade if you don’t hire a band for dancing.
One final thought on brunch weddings, Donuts, Bacon, Day-Drinking. Enough said.