Breakfast weddings have become increasingly popular as many couples are scaling down their wedding expenses and the number of guests they invite. Two of my brides this year have opted to go this route and to me, it makes so much sense.
There are so many fabulous ideas that can be incorporated in to a breakfast wedding reception, making it a fun option for couples to go this route.
We’ve put together some nifty ideas to get your creative juices flowing, and for brides that love DIY, this type of reception really does lend itself to you getting creative and getting involved!
The cost of feeding 100 wedding guests is exorbitant these days, and contributes largely to couples choosing a breakfast brunch wedding. Save costs by create a food buffet where guests can get up and help themselves. Supply a good variety of dishes, each accompanied by a little card indicating what the dish is and what’s in it. - This will also make it easier to feed guests with special dietary requirements.
Also create a yoghurt station where plain or vanilla flavoured yoghurt can be served in elegant champagne glasses. Supply additional glasses with toppings that your guests can choose to put over the yoghurt. Toppings such as fruit, muesli and chocolate chips are popular choices.
Muffins, scones, crepes and even pan omelettes can be served as well.
Apart from serving the obvious tea, coffee and juice, create another “drinks” station. Here you can serve alcoholic as well as non-alcoholic drinks, and include smoothies and ice drinks too. Serve them in traditional champagne glasses or use lovely console jars with straws matching your décor.
Being a morning affair, no candlelight, fairylights or additional lighting would be needed (unless you really insist on it). If you wanted to use candles, you can always opt to use coffee scented candles as this will definitely set the mood.
Hang different sized lanterns adorned with flowers and paper lanterns around the garden. Create different stations with beautiful fabric clothes, and incorporate fruit in your table settings.
Although many couples choose to forego the tradition of giving favours to guests, there are really some inexpensive and fun ideas. Why not bake homemade bread and send your guests home with a few slices covered with natural paper and tied with a string in a little basket. Add a jar of homemade jam to complete the package.
Other ideas include homemade granola, cookies or rusks.
My absolute favourite idea is to make layers of yoghurt, muesli, fruits and nuts in a console jar. Decorate the lid and add a tag. It’s just gorgeous!
for Perfect Day - The South African Wedding Directory
Outdoor Food Station, Breakfast Setting,Yoghurt Toppings Roasted Tomatoes, Bellinis,Hanging lanterns & Dessert table: Elizabeth Designs
, Breakfast Setting, Berry Shake; Pan Omelette & Muffin: Martha Stewart
, Homemade Bread: The Couture Contessa
, Crepe: Wedding Elegante
, Dessert: Kirroughtree House Hotel
, Chocolate cups & Coffee: Breakfast at Tiffanys
, Mason Jars: A Stunning Affair
, Pancake and syrup: Hindsight Bride
, Tent with Lanterns: Snippit and Ink
, Pink Wedding Flowers: Style Me Pretty