Not sure if people are lurking or not here yet, but I'll get things started! We're doing a Sunday morning brunch wedding on July 3 in San Francisco. He's a teacher so it needs to be summer, and since our families are so spread out across the country we hope that having days off on either side of the wedding will help with travel. San Francisco will be much more pleasant than the East Coast for a July wedding, plus I grew up there. We hope that we won't interfere with people's other plans, but we completely understand if folks can't make it. We prefer a smaller wedding anyhow.
We decided on brunch because we're both morning people who enjoy getting out and about early and then spending quiet evenings at home :-) We'll probably do mimosas, bloody Marys, and coffee "spikes" plus beer and wine. Currently considering a crepe OR omelet bar, bagel and schmear station with lox plus all the other trimmings (we're both Jewish so it's like comfort food to us), mini passed pancake stacks on toothpicks, french toast points and mini shot glasses of syrup for dipping, big fruit display or some sort, and maybe some sort of other protein/meat selection (we're not kosher so it's cool!). We'll have a combination of high-top and low-top tables, plus maybe some cushy couches and chairs, for a very casual feel - almost like a cocktail party. We're thinking about setting out some boardgames and customized crosswords for guests too. Hoping for a small dance floor so we can do some dancing but so it won't look super empty if not a ton of people want to shake their groove thangs so early in the AM. Music will be a small live band that can do jazzy, folky, morning-appropriate music and then we'll supplement with an iPod for whatever they can't do and to give them breaks/let them eat.
Something a little offbeat that we're thinking about is having a small coffee/pastry station set up for guests BEFORE the ceremony so they can grab a little to-go cup of something right away since it'll be early. I'm hoping we can do a 10:30 or 11:00 ceremony (will only last 30 min max), so some noshes will be helpful if guests didn't eat beforehand either.
Hoping other people will show up here when they start planning and share some of their plans - can't wait to "meet" you!