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Time for Brunch

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Maybe you’re a morning couple and always choose breakfast over dinner. Or perhaps you simply want to gaze into each other’s eyes during the daylight.

Whatever your motivation, if you’re leaning towards a brunch reception over a nighttime celebration, you’re not alone. Brunch receptions are trending, and here are a few good reasons why.

1. Cut costs
No doubt money is on the minds of all brides- and grooms-to-be. While dinner plates can cost $50 or more, some brunch plates run as low as $17 per person. Plus, at a daytime event, you can get away with serving less alcohol than at an evening reception.

2. Book your dream venue
Weekend evening wedding receptions held May through October are difficult to book unless you do so far in advance. But, if your heart is set on a dream spot, chances are you may find an opening there in the morning.

3. Have fun with food
A brunch wedding can give guests more variety with an omelet, pancake, French toast or muffin station.

Or, you can offer a wrap or Panini station for those who prefer lunch.

Craving a little more elegance? Consider frittatas or smoked options like salmon or tuna. And if you’re serving alcohol, options abound like mimosas, bloody marys, tequila sunrises, champagne or punch.

4. Keep it intimate
If you want to limit your guest list to your nearest and dearest, a brunch is the way to go. After all, this type of party screams intimate.

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