Planning a wedding can be one of the most exciting, fun, and stressful experiences of a lifetime. There’s obviously so much joy and happiness to celebrate, but it can also be incredibly difficult to try and accommodate different guests and manage so many moving parts.
One of the most important aspects of any good wedding is, of course, the food spread that’s available. Depending on the location, time of day, and specific type of wedding your having can drastically affect the type of menu you should try to have, but at the end of the day it’s really up to the bride and groom as to what they want to eat.
Currently, one of the hottest trends is to have a morning ceremony and brunch after the wedding. This kind of Sunday brunch buffet is great because it offers the flexibility of offering a variety of different options many different people will enjoy. Besides, who doesn’t like breakfast?
Whether you choose to have your wedding at a golf course or a church chapel, here are a list of ideas to include in your Sunday brunch buffet that will certainly please most anyone with working taste buds.
- Mimosas: Whether it’s for a wedding, another type of celebration, or just a meeting among friends no Sunday brunch is complete without orange juice and champagne, also known as mimosas.
- Bloody Mary: If mimosas are a Sunday brunch staple, Bloody Mary’s are a close second. The best part about this drink is that many people have specific ways in which they like it made, which makes it a great option for a DIY-type bar that people will have fun making and enjoying.
- Make-Your-Own Omelette: Perhaps not as satisfying as a DIY Bloody Mary bar for the adults, but still a great option, is one for omelettes. Everyone loves eggs, but most can be pretty particular about how they’re made.
- Bacon: Does this one really need any explanation? Bacon is as part of American society as burgers and beer. Make sure you have it as an option in your Sunday brunch.
- Waffles: Whether you want waffles or pancakes is really up to you, but you’re going to want some form of carb that can be smothered in syrup for a proper brunch menu.
- Fruit (variety): Strawberries, melons, blueberries, pineapple, kiwi. The options are endless for what type of specific fruit, but it’s a great, healthy option that most everyone will enjoy.
- Yogurt: Even if it’s just a vanilla option yogurt is a great way to add some dairy to your menu lineup.
- Biscuits and Gravy: Put it on top of you bacon, pancakes, or virtually anything else on this list and you’ve got yourself a real down home treat.
- Breakfast Pizza: Pizza is one of America’s favorite foods and breakfast pizza in particular has something of a cult following. No one will be upset if your Sunday brunch features a pizza option.
- Ethnic-Inspired Dishes: According to one recent survey, 67% of respondents stated that ethnic-inspired breakfast and brunch items (e.g. Asian-flavored syrups, Chorizo scrambled eggs, coconut milk pancakes) was a “hot trend” for restaurant menus in 2015.
Approximately 35% of weddings are now outdoor occasions, according to statistics offered by Hudson Valley Weddings. Regardless of where you hold your wedding, the average budget for just the wedding ceremony and reception is about $28,385. These are just a couple ideas to make your Sunday brunch a hit.