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.

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.

Do the math and you can save big. Of course, if cost isn’t a concern, there’s plenty of ways to go all out on a brunch reception and impress your guests.

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.

Plus, the cost most likely will be far less than your dinner throwing counterparts. Seems like a win-win!

Have Fun with Food

The chicken or beef option can get old at weddings. Not at yours!

Give guests more variety with an omelet, pancake, French toast or muffin station. Perhaps even 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.

Embrace the Ambiance

You have daylight on your side when you throw a brunch reception. Why not consider a backyard garden party or renting your favorite park space to celebrate?

If the great outdoors are out of the question, look into facilities that have lots of windows and offer views of the seasonal nature.

Keep it Intimate

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

Added bonus: If children are a big part of your day, they’ll fit right in.

Let the Honeymoon Begin

It’s no secret that one of the best parts of a wedding is the honeymoon.

So get to it! Having an early reception allows for plenty of time to get to the airport or start driving to your dream destination. It’s no fun having to wait until the next day to set sail.

Best of all, your guests will get the chance to send you off on your merry way!

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