One classic wedding trend that’s making a big comeback is the brunch wedding! This daytime affair is perfect for brides and grooms who want an easygoing alternative to a lavish evening event. Get married beneath the morning sun, spend the first half of your day mingling with your guests, and reserve the rest of your wedding day to explore Savannah as newlyweds! Here are a few of our favorite brunch wedding ideas for a laid-back yet beautiful morning soiree.
A Relaxed Dress Code
At a brunch wedding, the bride and groom can be as dressed up or as dressed down as they want to be! Often, grooms ditch the traditional suit and tie reserved for evening wear and instead rock comfortable slacks with vests and suspenders. Brides can wear shorter length dresses with light and flowy fabrics like linen or tulle and accessorize with bright pops of color to match the sunshiny day. Guests can go with no-fuss options like sundresses and linen pants for a relaxed yet sophisticated look.
A Morning Menu
The menu options for a brunch wedding are endless! Get creative with your food stations and choose brunch favorites like hash browns, Southern grits, savory quiche, crispy bacon, made-to-order omelettes, and toasted bread with a variety of spreads. Offer plenty of sweet options too, like fresh fruit and waffles or pancakes with all of your favorite toppings. In lieu of a traditional wedding cake, get creative with your dessert options! Serve breakfast favorites like donuts, cinnamon rolls, pastries, tea cakes, lemon loaves, or even chocolate croissants.
The best part about a brunch wedding reception? The beverages! One brunch wedding idea that we can’t get enough of is a build-your-own mimosa bar! Fill cute buckets with ice and bottles of your favorite champagne or prosecco, and beautifully display stem glassware, fresh fruit, freshly-squeezed juices, and flavored syrups so your guests can create the mimosa of their dreams. Alongside mimosas, you can serve traditional brunch beverages Bloody Marys, citrus sangria, or Georgia peach bellinis.
For an alcohol-free option, try a hot or cold brew coffee bar with sweet syrups like vanilla and caramel, whipped cream, marshmallows, and a variety of flavored coffee creamers. Serve the coffee creations in colorful glasses and elegant mugs for an extra special touch!
Lively Background Music
Dancing isn’t expected at brunch wedding receptions, which is perfect for brides and grooms who would rather mingle with guests than bust a move on the dance floor. However, no wedding reception is complete without a little background music! Brunch weddings are the perfect event for live musicians like a classic string quartet or an acoustic-style singer/songwriter or band. Another option is to create a playlist with all of your favorite romantic tunes for a personalized soundtrack to your wedding day.
Make the most out of your brunch wedding with cheerful yard games! Springtime games like bocce ball, croquet, cornhole, badmitten, horseshoes and ring toss will surely put a smile on your guests’ faces. Plus, it’s a great activity for both adults and children – everyone can join in on the fun!
Do you have your own ideas for a brunch wedding? We’d love to hear them! Contact us today to schedule a tour of our venues and get started on the wedding planning process.