15 Things Your Wedding Brunch Needs

Complete your morning fete with these delicious details.
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by Andrea Fowler
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Andrea Fowler
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Thinking about hosting a high tea bridal shower brunch or a postwedding brunch to round out a wedding weekend? Or maybe you're going the casual route and hosting a morning wedding with a brunch reception to follow. Wherever the brunch celebrations falls during your wedding timeline, we've got a few ideas for you.

1. A Mimosa Bar

Wedding brunch idea, mimosa bar

A mimosa bar is an easy way for guests to serve themselves. Bonus: They can get the exact bubble-to-juice ratio they like.

2. A Slow-Drip Coffee Bar

Slow drip coffee bar idea for a wedding brunch
Shaw Photography Co.

What's the first things guests will beeline to? A slow-drip coffee bar, of course. Especially after a long night of drinks and dancing.

From: A Rustic, Laid-Back, Farm Wedding at a Private Residence in Cuba, New York

3. An Easy Bloody Mary Bar

Bloody mary bar for a wedding brunch idea
Cady Reisner Weddings

If you're having a mimosa bar, you might as well supplement with a bloody mary bar too, right?

From: A Bright and Elegant Wedding at Black Hills Receptions in Rapid City, South Dakota

4. Nonalcoholic Drinks

Wedding brunch idea, fizzy drinks with fun straws

Don't forget about a fun alternative to booze. Seltzer water, flavored soda or juice would be a welcomed substitute.

From: A Pearl Stable Wedding in San Antonio, Texas

5. Brunch Table Décor

Coffee mug favors for a wedding brunch idea
Jeremiah and Rachel Photography

Rustic coffee mugs at each place setting help to set a laid-back vibe for the occasion.

From: A Camp-Inspired, Country Wedding at a Private Residence in Condon, Montana

6. Light Food Stations

Trail mix station idea for a fun wedding brunch
Jeremiah and Rachel Photography

For those guests who aren't breakfast people, a light bite station would be perfect for them. Something like a fruit or trail mix bar is easy—guests can fill a bowl and sit down with friends.

From: A Camp-Inspired, Country Wedding at a Private Residence in Condon, Montana

7. Doughnut Bar

Doughnut bar idea for a wedding brunch

No brunch celebration would be complete without doughnuts. Want to take it to another level? Craft a doughnut wall to totally wow guests.

From: A Bright Summer Wedding in Corbett, Oregon

8. Tea and Scones

Tea and scone idea for a wedding brunch
KB Digital Designs

You could easily give a wedding brunch a high tea theme with an eclectic mix of teacups and saucers.

From: An 'Alice in Wonderland'–Themed Wedding at Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Colorado

9. Pastry Baskets

Baskets of cinnamon rolls for a wedding brunch idea
Karen Feder Photography

In addition to a few fresh blooms, add a few easy-to-grab pastry baskets to the tablescapes too.

From: A Charming, Brunch-Themed Wedding at the Town and Country Club in St. Paul, Minnesota

10. Flavored Milk Bar for Cereal

Flavored milk bar for cereal, wedding brunch idea

A few flavored bottles of milk is an easy way to elevate a cereal station.

From: A Coral Country Wedding in Flora, Mississippi

11. Gourmet Parfaits

Parfaits for a wedding brunch menu idea

Make sure there are a few fresh, healthy food options too. Yogurt parfaits served up in martini glasses are simple to put together and they look incredibly glamorous.

From: A Garden Charm Wedding in Lilburn, Georgia

12. A Bagel Bar

Bagel bar for a wedding brunch idea
Hannah Arista Photography

Sometimes all you really need after a night of celebrating are carbs, so make sure to have plenty of bagels on hand.

From: An Organic, Rustic-Themed Backyard Wedding at a Private Residence in Los Angeles, California

13. Waffles à la Mode

Waffles à la mode idea for a wedding brunch
Gideon Photography

For a fun dessert option, mini waffles with a scoop of ice cream and fresh fruit is a sweet way to end the celebration.

From: A Sand Hollow Golf Course Wedding in St George, Utah

14. Personalized Jam

Personalized jam for a wedding brunch idea
Lovely and Light Photography

You definitely don't have to give out favors, but if you're looking for an extra way to say thank you, these customized jam jars are the way to go.

From: A Flower Garden Brunch Wedding Styled Shoot at The Ivy Place in Lancaster, South Carolina

15. Cinnamon Roll Cake

Fun cinnamon roll cake for a wedding brunch idea
Kayla Kitts Photography

Whether you're hosting a brunch before the wedding or after, that doesn't mean you can't cut into a breakfast version of wedding cake!

From: A Lovebird-Themed Brunch Wedding at Windsong Estate Event Center in Fort Collins, Colorado

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