Here's how to plan a playful midday wedding with brunch instead of dinner.
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The people behind Inspired by This live for brunching. So they're absolutely loving the new trend of combining weddings and brunch. Not only do they obsess over the foods that come with these more casual and unique weddings, but there are so many great details to make this an afternoon affair to remember! Click through for their favorite ideas for this fun wedding trend!
Send Sweet Suites!
Keep your stationery suites sweet and simple for your daytime wedding soirée! Your guests will be swooning over these cute little invitations.
Stationery by Alissa Bell Press
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Inquire About Special Pricing for Afternoon Venue Rentals
If your dream wedding venue is a gorgeous (and expensive) vineyard, then a brunch wedding could be a more cost-effective meal option! Many venues charge less for morning or afternoon events.
Event design by Darla Marie Designs
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Keep Your Decorations Simple
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Add Pops of Color
Brighten up your daytime wedding with gold flatware, colored glasses, and pops of fresh flowers! We love mixing black and white with hints of color.
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Make it a Formal Sit-Down
Just because it's a brunch wedding, doesn't mean you cannot have your reception be as formal and fancy as you'd like! Dress up your reception with fine china and table service.
Event design by So Happi Together
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Entertain Your Guests With Table Activities
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For brunch weddings, anything goes. Especially a cheese-layered cake! Your guests will be talking about this for years to come!
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Since brunch weddings are earlier in the day, go for a mimosa bar during your cocktail hour.
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Have Wine-and-Cheese Hour
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Snack on Breakfast Appetizers
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Do a Donut Bar
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Serve Nothing Bundt Love!
Forgo the traditional cake and try delicious and simple bundt cakes. Top with fresh berries and whipped cream for the perfect brunch-time dessert!
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... and Afternoon Tea
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Make a Memorable Exit
Nothing says celebration like a bunch of balloons—this is a great alternative for daytime sendoffs, since sparklers are usually used at night.