15 Things Your Wedding Brunch Needs

Complete your morning fete with these delicious details.
by Andrea Fowler

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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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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