Your morning wedding is likely to save you money and give you more time to relax with your new spouse before leaving for your honeymoon destination. Follow your morning ceremony with a a reception that offers your favorite brunch or lunch foods to guests. Give your guests a reason to rise and shine as you exchange vows in the early daylight.
Food and Drink
Serve delicious food and refreshing drinks at a brunch or lunch reception following your morning wedding ceremony. Choose from buffet-style dining, plates brought to guests by staff or food stations. If you choose food stations, offer a variety to guests, including french toast, omelet, crepe and pancake stations where servers make food for each individual guest. For any style of dining, select foods like fresh fruits, scrambled eggs, muffins and croissants. Serve traditional wedding cake for dessert or cheesecake or angel food cake. Offer your guests morning beverages like coffee, tea and freshly squeezed juice; serve alcoholic beverages, such as mimosas, bloody marys, screwdrivers, bellinis or mint juleps.
Depending on the type of morning wedding, guests and wedding party members may dress formal, semi-formal or informal. The bride can wear a casual, tea length dress or a long, traditional wedding gown with or without a veil. The groom can wear a business, sports coat, morning suit or tuxedo. The bride and groom should be coordinated so that both looks complement one another. Wedding party members should wear clothing assigned by the bride or groom that suits the style chosen by the engaged couple. Guests should wear clothing that mimics the style of the wedding party.
Give your wedding guests favors that suit that time of day of your wedding ceremony and reception. Select favors with the theme of coffee or tea. This type of morning beverage gift goes well with a morning wedding. For favors relating to tea, give individual tea infusers in the shape of a heart, teapot timer, teacups, teabag caddy or flavored tea packets. If you go with favors relating to coffee, select gourmet coffee packets or coffee mugs. Any of these items can be personalized with the names of the bride and groom, wedding date or a short phrase.
Use the details of the morning time as added ambiance to the decor of your wedding. The morning sunlight can serve as a natural decoration to your wedding ceremony. If you are outdoors or in a church where the light can glisten through stained glass windows, the morning light can help set the tone for a happy day. Use pastel colors in shades of pink, coral, yellow or orange as the color scheme for decorations like flowers and candles. These colors mimic the morning sunlight.
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