Because of the cost savings that comes with booking event space during daytime hours, many couples are getting married first thing in the morning and hosting a reception with a brunch theme. If you can clear out your guests before 4 pm, you can save significant cash on the cost of the reception. And if you work with your caterer, you can create a satisfying array of dishes appropriate for an early reception.
Pancake and waffle stations are now nearly as popular as the traditional omelet station. If you want a European flair, call you pancake station a crepe station and ask that the pancake chef wear a beret. Pancake, waffles, and crepes pair well with creams, syrups, and fruit of all kinds, making it a perfect meal for picky eaters under ten years old. Of course, an omelet station is always a nice addition to any reception. If you are planning on having specialized meal preparation (like pancakes and omelets) be sure to work with your caterer to ensure there is enough manpower and food choices to avoid long tedious lines for your guests.
Families love daytime weddings. Generally, kids are awake early in the day, so getting the family ready for a 10 am wedding and an 11 am reception will generally be easy for families. The same is true for an older generation. Of course, kids always get restless, so ask your catering company about booking some entertainment for the kids.
Having a daytime wedding also allows the adults to gather together later in the evening for a night out of dancing. Because catering companies are well connected with other hospitality businesses, your caterer can help you arrange for a reservation or private room at a local club or bar. For the more ambitious crowd, book a group flight to Las Vegas. You can get married at 11 am and party in Vegas at 10 pm.
Your wedding will be a weekend long event. There’s no reason to feel confined by a schedule that exists for just the privileged few who can afford it.