Brunch Wedding Reception: A Fun Alternative for a Laidback Couple

Updated: Aug 24

Looking for a low-key idea for your Long Island wedding ceremony and reception? Think brunch! One of 2016’s top wedding trends, brunch receptions are perfect for the laidback couple looking to celebrate their marriage in a casual way. Plus, you get all the perks of a daytime wedding: Venues have more availability and rental/vendor fees are generally cheaper (cha-ching!).

Here are six ways to ensure your morning ceremony and daytime reception are as laidback—and individual—as you are.

6 Tips for a Brunch Reception

1. Have your ceremony outside.

Take advantage of the before-noon sun and stage your wedding ceremony outside. A well-manicured garden setting lets you use the surroundings to the fullest (think in-bloom flowers).

2. Add a coffee cart to the ceremony or reception.

A French press and glass milk jugs are the perfect complement to this chill vibe. For a personal touch, add custom coffee sleeves!

3. Hold the reception between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

These times are ideal for brunch receptions. Start your guests off with some light appetizers, such as fruit cups and fresh juices.