Who here had a brunch time wedding, or is planning one?
Lately I have been considering this as an option. I want to keep things pretty low key, and I think a brunch wedding would be easier to pull off than a traditional evening wedding. FI and I also really love breakfast foods, so it would totally be ideal for us!
I saw another poster on here talking about how she was going to be serving mimosas, coffee, juice and such before the ceremony as well. Personally, I'm less than human if I haven't had coffee so I would definitely want to provide this for my guests if I'm asking them to come to something in the morning.
But I have a few other questions, and want to make sure I won't slack in being a proper host. Is it appropriate to do a first dance or even have dancing at all during a brunch wedding? About how long did your wedding go for? I feel like a brunch wedding would be shorter than an evening wedding, but I could be totally wrong. Do you think serving croissants, muffins and fresh fruit would be acceptable? Or should I try to stick with more substantial foods, like the breakfast quiche and orange glazed French toast I saw on the list of options the caterer I'm interested offers. What did you or would you do as a dessert option?
Lastly, and I realize this could be applicable to either a brunch wedding or dinner wedding, do you think it would be appropriate for me to have table set up for both the ceremony and the reception? As in I would have assigned seating for everyone once they got to the venue, and they would be in their seats watching us get married. There would not be switchover from ceremony to reception. The place I'm looking at is a fairly large courtyard inside a Laguna Beach apartment complex-turned office building- with a few water fountains and plenty of room for seating. However, there isn't really anywhere for people to go while we have the courtyard turned over from ceremony into the reception area.
Please shower me with opinions and experience!