I’ve always loved the idea of hosting a wedding brunch reception as opposed to the more traditional evening affair. If drinking and dancing isn’t really your thing and you’re open to something a little unique, I’d recommend giving this option some serious thought. Hosting a morning ceremony followed by a brunch provides you with a wealth of fun ideas that you may not consider if hosting an evening event:
I love the idea of hosting an omelet station. Display a variety of ingredients for guests to choose from to build their own mouthwatering masterpiece! And of course a pastry buffet is a must for a morning event – imagine the possibilities! Work with your local bakery to build a table full of pastries and sweets. Provide guests with a coffee bar, which pairs well the pastries. Include things such as espresso shots, flavored syrups, and more. You could also offer a signature cocktail such as the classic mimosa, but don’t forget to provide a non-alcoholic version as well.
Consider an upbeat jazz trio or work with a DJ to provide you with an assortment of appropriate background music. Music is essential to creating the atmosphere and relieving the awkwardness experienced by too much silence. To add an unexpected element of fun, offer an assortment of board games for your guests to play. And don’t forget the crossword puzzle! What weekend is complete without the crossword puzzle found in the morning paper? Be creative, design your own, and place at each table setting.
Certainly you could still go with a traditional cake, but why not try something fun? Build your wedding cake out of your favorite donuts or even crepes! Or instead of cupcakes, follow the same concept but with an assortment of freshly baked muffins.
There are SO many favor possibilities for a brunch! Think homemade jams and jellies, jars of honey or maple syrup, individually packaged pastries and donuts, freshly made granola, or even small bags of coffee or espresso beans!
A morning celebration certainly lends itself to a much more casual feel, and I love the idea of shorter, unmatched dresses for the bridal party. This option offers your attendants more flexibility and allows them to select a dress that reflects their style and one that they’re truly comfortable in.