It goes without saying that the true center of attention at a wedding is the love the bride and groom share. However, a wedding can also be a fun celebration, and a part of celebrating love is getting all of your family and friends together. For many, a large guest list is necessary — whether that’s because you don’t want to offend anyone, or because you just want as many people at you wedding as possible doesn’t matter. Having a lot of people at your wedding means feeding a lot of people. So what does that mean when you’re having a morning or midday wedding? Obviously, the menu’s going to be a bit different than that of a dinner wedding. A wedding brunch could be the answer to your question. And trust us — today’s brunches are far cries from the Sunday brunch you remember from your childhood. It goes far beyond scrambled eggs and French toast; there are so many creative ideas you can explore with a wedding brunch.
A Brunch Buffet: Creativity Meets Practicality
A wedding brunch buffet is a way you can serve a brunch without depriving your guests of food options. You don’t have to stick with traditional brunch meals, choosing rather to let people coordinate their own plates. A brunch buffet also makes things easier on wedding planning. You don’t have to worry about setting up a menu or taking menu selections. Once the food is laid out, people can choose for themselves, which also means that any food allergies or dietary choices can be well-served. Brunch buffets aren’t simply for daytime weddings, either. A brunch buffet can also be cost-effective. In 2013 alone, the average bride spent $1,184 on her rehearsal dinner alone. In contrast, a morning-after brunch was $457, up from $429 in 2012. You’re saving money while keeping your guests happy — which is worth it for many brides and grooms.
Holiday Brunches: Bringing People Together
For many, a holiday wedding brings together the joy of a wedding and the excitement of the holidays. A Valentines Day brunch can be an amazing way to celebrate your nuptials — marrying your special Valentine could be the most romantic moment of your life. A festive holiday brunch can also be done around Christmas or Easter. Others prefer to have their weddings during the summer to ensure good weather — understandably so, as 35% of weddings are now outdoor occasions. The Fourth of July can be a great time to celebrate your wedding, especially if you have a patriotic side. No matter when you get married, the holidays are a great way to get people together. If they’re already going to be there, why not have a wedding at the same time?
Ethnic Brunches: Spicing Up Your Wedding
The thing about ethnic cuisine is that it never gets boring. Egg dishes and pancakes can get a little dull for some. Why not make it a little bit more exciting? According to 67% of poll respondents, ethnic-inspired breakfast and brunch items like Asian-flavored syrups, Chorizo scrambled eggs, and coconut milk pancakes, were major trends for restaurants in 2015. But it’s not just about tasty food. Ethnic cuisine can be a great way to bring together families from different background. After all, nothing unites people better than food?
The thing about a wedding is that it’s more than a simple party. It’s a way of expressing yourself. And you should take advantage of that! Food is a way through which you can channel your creativity, even if you’re simply choosing what’s presented and how. You want your guests to have the best, and to leave with a great impression. Don’t skip out on that chance by serving bland food in an uncreative way. Think outside of the box.