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I had a Farewell Brunch after my wedding that went so well; I think you could benefit from my experience and create your own adaptations for a reception.
We served a buffet of fruit salad, coffee cake, muffins, cinnamon rolls, and pancake-wrapped sausages (which were an unexpected hit). We also passed mimosas and champagne with peach and raspberry sorbets on a silver tray-the raspberry melded very nicely with the champagne without overpowering it with sweetness.
I do think it's important to balance the menu with both sweet and savory options which can be tricky if you're going for a cocktail event like I did. It was important to me that guests were able to mingle rather than require a fork and knife for heavier dining. It depends what your direction is.
I have hosted many brunches but this was the best by far because I was able to enjoy the company of my guests without worrying about food preparation or assortment.