By Paula Clark Ramirez with Historic Mankin Mansion
Sometimes couples get into a rut when thinking about when to hold their weddings. The traditional Saturday evening dinner and dancing is the default and it certainly appeals to countless people, but it’s not your only option. One of our favorite trending alternatives is the Strolling Brunch Wedding.
When you host a brunch wedding, you gain the freedom to choose a really fun menu. In fact, serving brunch food at weddings is one of the hottest trends this year. From delicious waffle and mimosa bars to elaborate crepe cakes, brunch menus are often super creative and totally whimsical – perfect for the couple that wants to enjoy something different on their wedding day.
Brunch weddings are also often budget-friendly. Morning to early afternoon event times are often considered off-peak with vendors and may even come with significantly lower price points for your chosen venue. Vendors rely on Saturday evenings for income, but may also be willing to come down on some fees on less-popular timeframes. Even better, brunch availability can be advantageous. If your dream venue is booked on a Saturday evening, ask about hosting a garden ceremony and Strolling Brunch earlier in the day…you could end up with the perfect spot and a great deal!
Timing is also very convenient for couples throwing brunch weddings. You might time your festivities to end between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m., which leaves you and your closest family and friends the rest of the day to relax or continue celebrating. Take a nap in your hotel room and be ready to party again for dinner. Or better yet, get a jumpstart on your honeymoon by whisking off on a plane the same day you get married.
If you consider yourselves more laid-back than formal and fancy, you will love hosting a brunch wedding. Most are not black tie, so you can offer your guests more wiggle room in the dress code and choose attendants’ attire that matches your theme and décor without going overboard. Strolling Brunch Weddings allow you to focus on what matters most to you as a couple instead of jumping through hoops just because it’s what people “usually do.”
Budget friendly, open to creative interpretation, and laid back – Strolling Brunch Weddings are both hugely appealing and downright practical. If you’re struggling to choose the perfect available venue in your budget, ask about hosting a Strolling Brunch Wedding and discover the additional advantages of choosing this new trend in weddings…you’ll find it may be the perfect place and time to exchange your I-Do’s!
Paula and Martin Ramirez are the proprietors of Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort and Bed & Breakfast. They have lovingly restored this National Landmark to its original grandeur and are honored to share the treasured estate with couples and their families.