Afternoon Dining Delights: Delicious Wedding Brunch Ideas
Brunch is big right now – not only amongst weekend diners, brunch is a wedding trend that more and more couples are embracing.
While the word 'Brunch' might not stir up images of a traditional wedding day, you can make it as classy or as relaxed as you want - serve a menu or finger foods that reflects who you are and your theme. Brunch usually takes place between 11am and 3pm, so if you think this option is for you then you can have an early morning or lunchtime ceremony then head to brunch with your guests.
If you're eating before 4pm, you might think a large meal is too much food and too formal for your day. You don't want to overfeed your guests and have people feeling like having a nap rather than celebrating. Then brunch is the perfect option for your wedding. It's also perfect for an intimate wedding where everyone can be accommodated in a smaller reception venue and are happy to do more family-style eating.
Wedding brunches are also a great way to stick to your budget, although you can blow the budget on fancier food and your venue. But, your alcohol costs will be much lower than an evening reception (although everyone loves some champagne or Prosecco with their brunch).
If you want to add a fun element to your day then your wedding brunch is the perfect place to do it! You can serve some fun options in a cereal bar and even have some personalized cereal boxes. This is especially perfect for weddings where there will be lots of children present. You could also do a toast bar with lots of yummy spreads, from Nutella to honey - anything goes when it comes to brunch!
Wedding foods can be healthy too! If you are the kind of person who likes to eat clean then this is a great way to tie it into your wedding. You can serve granola and fresh fruit as delicious food options. You could have a yoghurt bar with berries, dried fruit honey and granola where your guests can help themselves. Frittatas are another healthy option, and they can have lots of different added ingredients like salmon or vegetables.
Rather than serving the traditional wedding cake, why not have a tower of pancakes or waffles at your brunch? Donut towers are another yummy option for couples that want to mix it up. Rather than a dessert bar you could have a waffle bar with lots of yummy toppings, or omelet stations are another fun idea! But if you want to stay away from breakfast foods you can still opt for steak, salads, and pastas.
Buffet it up
Brunch is a meal that's totally versatile so you can serve anything from French toast to dim sum. Having a buffet means you can serve a range of options that will keep your guests happy. This will of course work best at a large wedding rather than an intimate ceremony where a buffet might go to waste.