Maybe you’re a morning couple and always choose breakfast over dinner. Or perhaps you simply want to gaze into each other’s eyes during the daylight.
Whatever your motivation, if you’re leaning towards a brunch reception over a nighttime celebration, you’re not alone. Brunch receptions are trending, and here are a few good reasons why.
- Cut Costs
No doubt money is on the minds of all brides- and grooms-to-be. While dinner plates can cost $50 or more, some brunch plates run as low as $17 per person. Plus, at a daytime event, you can get away with serving less alcohol than at an evening reception.
- Book Your Dream Venue
Weekend evening wedding receptions held May through October are difficult to book unless you do so far in advance. But, if your heart is set on a dream spot, chances are you may find an opening there in the morning.
- Have Fun with Food
A brunch wedding can give guests more variety with an omelet, pancake, French toast or muffin station. Or, you can offer a wrap or panini station for those who prefer lunch.
Craving a little more elegance? Consider frittatas or smoked options like salmon or tuna. And if you’re serving alcohol, options abound like mimosas, bloody marys, tequila sunrises, champagne or punch.
- Keep it Intimate
If you want to limit your guest list to your nearest and dearest, a brunch is the way to go. After all, this type of party screams intimate.