Ditch The Typical Evening Wedding For Something More Unique
There are pros and cons to each of these wedding scenario. But if you want to step out of the box, or if you are budget conscious, one of these wedding alternatives may be a perfect fit for you.
- Brunch – Here in Arizona this is always a good option because of the weather. You can pretty much pull off a brunch wedding any time of year because the weather will typically be good. But beyond that, think of the delicious food you can serve for your reception? Who doesn’t like breakfast food? Another pro would be you have the rest of the day to enjoy time with your new husband, and family. You could also leave for your honeymoon the same day! Hooray! The con would be that with an earlier ceremony time, you have less time to get ready, but that’s what coffee is for (lol).
- Afternoon Tea and Champagne – Many of the same pros as a brunch wedding apply to this type of wedding as well. You could have a tea and champagne reception for all of your guests, and then have an “after party” for close friends and family elsewhere. The con would be, that although female guests might love finger sandwiches and champs, your males guests may not be as thrilled.
- Cocktail Reception – If you’re looking for a more casual option than a traditional dinner reception, this may be an excellent option for you. It can be more budget conscious, and because it is not as formal, you’ll have more time to spend mingling with guests. The con for a cocktail reception would be that because this is more of a mingling event, it may be more difficult to incorporate some of the traditional wedding elements with guests not sitting down.