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Eight Unique Ideas to Plan a Trendy Brunch Wedding

While the elegant decor, fancy dinner and ballroom setting will continue to be popular amongst wedding planners, a new trend has made its way onto the scene. Many brides and grooms have decided to take a more relaxing route when it comes to wedding planning, which is why brunch weddings have become popular over the past few years. Here are eight tips to make sure any brunch wedding is the best it can possibly be.

The Timing
The bride and groom should have their ceremony and reception with time to spare for the brunch, but not too early. After all, not all guests will appreciate the early morning wake-up call. A good idea is to schedule the reception between noon and 2 p.m., with the ceremony taking place right before.

The Venue
If the bride and the groom are considering a brunch wedding, they can be flexible with the choice of their wedding venue. It goes without saying that an upscale resort will look out of place for a low-key brunch wedding. Instead, try something homey and picnic-esque – think gardens, open-air restaurants or even the backyard.

The Food
The best part of a brunch wedding is easily the delightful brunch menu the bride, groom and their guests get to indulge in. For the main course, try serving a light buffet with a mix of different breakfast foods like dinner-style potato hash, bacon, scrambled eggs, smoked salmon, pancakes, ham and cheese rolls, waffles or breakfast tacos; or maybe even surprise the guests with the sweet treat of donuts, French toast sticks, muffins and scones.

The Drinks
A brunch wedding also needs drinks to keep the guests satisfied until the food is served. Sure, the typical brunch-style cocktails like mimosas, bloody marys and sangria can be served, but to really wow the guests and get them in the mood to celebrate, try serving something different like a blueberry mojito, cranberry ramos gin fizz, a tall mango jalapeño fizzy cocktail or a lemon berry martini. There are also many non-alcoholic beverage options, including mocktails, as well as caffe latte, cappuccino or hot chocolate.

The Fashion
A short, white wedding dress and a no-fuss hairdo is all the bride needs to look stunning at a brunch wedding. The bride can also opt for a bohemian wedding dress for a lovely look. Similarly, the groom does not need to suit up in a tux. A casual blazer and slacks in lighter colors will be adequate.

The Ceremonial Music
Since the wedding will take place in the early hours, the bride and groom have the perfect excuse to give a little nod to the bright sunshine with the cheery processional and recessional songs that mention the sun or morning time. Songs such as Bob Marley’s relaxed reggae, “Sun is Shining,” or one of George Harrison’s best works, “Here Comes the Sun,” are sure to fit the overall vibe.

The Favors
When it comes to wedding favors, consider gifting the wedding guests with sweet treats for a delicious breakfast on the go. Custard cake, biscotti, neenish tarts, lemonade scones or a jar of jam make good options. A bag of coffee and a personalized coffee mug is also an excellent option for a brunch wedding favor.

The Décor
DIY handcrafted elements happen to be perfect for brunch weddings. Even something as simple as gold-dipped balloons, colorful flower petals, nature-inspired napkins and a custom chalkboard menu can add a unique personality to any brunch wedding. Just remember to keep the décor in good taste.