Brunch (noun): A meal usually taken late in the morning that combines a late breakfast and an
early lunch. If you’ve hopped on the brunch train, a brunch wedding may be in store for your
perfect day. There are many positives to throwing a Sunday morning bash, including saving
money and the possibility of pancakes on the menu.
We think brunch weddings are great. Here’s why:
It’s no secret that Saturday weddings are more expensive than Sunday weddings, so if you’re
on a budget, book your wedding on a Sunday. Your venue cost should be lower and you can
forgo an open bar for mimosas, Bellinis and Bloody Marys, which will save money as well. With
a daytime wedding, dancing is optional, so you don’t have to hire a DJ or live band, which will
help you stay on budget.
More Available Dates
While Saturday is typically the most expensive day to get married, it’s also the most popular. If
you have your heart set on getting married in a busy month, like June or October, Saturdays are
more likely to be booked, so check to see if there is a Sunday available. Chances are, you won’t
have to wait until next year to get married in your desired month.
Keep it Casual
Very few people are ready to wear floor-length gowns and sequins at 10 a.m., so you have the
option to be more casual and relaxed with a brunch wedding. You and your guests can dress up
or dress down. If suits and ties aren’t your groom’s thing, a button down and slacks would
suffice. Think garden party-esque: Tea-length dresses, brightly colored pants, crazy bowties,
Your attire isn’t the only thing that can reflect a more relaxed atmosphere. Take a simplistic
approach to your decor. You don’t necessarily need over-the-top centerpieces and fancy China.
Decorate your tables with seasonal flowers in mason jars or use plain dishware and add pops of
color with your napkins or flowers.
Breakfast Food Lovers Rejoice
Pancakes and mimosas and Bloody Marys… Oh my! When you have a brunch wedding, you
and your guests can stuff your faces with all the breakfast food you want, and you can be as
simple or as fancy as you want. From sweet to savory options, there’s something for everyone.
It wouldn’t be brunch without some cocktails, so set up a mimosa bar with a variety of juices or a
Bloody Mary bar with all the toppings your guests could dream of. Don’t want your guests to
serve themselves? Serve cocktails like screwdrivers, mimosas, Bellinis and bloodies at the bar.
For those guests who don’t want (or can’t have) alcohol, try a coffee bar or a hot chocolate bar.
Mid-morning weddings allow for wonderful natural lighting, so your wedding photos will be
beautiful. You and your spouse will have well lit scenery if you take photos outdoors, which
you’ll be able to cherish forever.
Sound good to you? Contact Kim Ash at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about what the Delafield Hotel can do for your brunch wedding.