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Tips for Having a Brunch Wedding

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Tips for Having a Brunch Wedding

Are you not quite the traditional bride? Looking for a way to maybe save a little money on your wedding? You have to consider the possibility of having a brunch wedding! It can be so beautifully done and done in an affordable way. We love doing these kinds of weddings at DC Centre, they can be so elegant and beautiful and we love that our brides can have everything they want on their wedding day in a budget they love as well.

 

Here are some ideas to consider if you are thinking about having a brunch wedding reception:

 

  • Not sure what to do if there isn’t dance music? And obviously having silence is just…awkward. You can have a DJ, just pick some classics! Maybe having your DJ play songs from the likes of  Michael Bublé, Frank Sinatra and John Legend would create a fun yet relaxing brunch. The other option could be having live music. Whether you want a live band, we’ve seen a few bluegrass bands that are definitely fun entertainment or for a more classic and elegant vibe you could go towards a string quartet.
  • There may be a full bar at an evening reception but you could have some pretty awesome drink options for a brunch reception. A couple of our favorites have to be the mimosa bar and the Bloody Mary bar. Guests can choose their own ingredients! Not big drinkers? How about an ice tea bar?!
  • The menu can vary depending on your favorite breakfast food. Bacon, eggs, quiche, hash browns…what about an omelette station? Breakfast food is amazing! (Can you tell it’s one of our favorites?) Big trend in NY right now? Frittatas! They feel lighter but are still substantial without being too rich.
  • The dessert options are endless! Cake? Absolutely. Cookies? Um, yeah! Chocolate croissants? You just can’t leave out anything with chocolate.
  • You can also still have all those little traditional moments in your reception if you’d like too! First dance, father-daughter, mother-son, bouquet toss. Since you have some nice music going it’s the perfect atmosphere for such memorable moments.
  • The other nice thing about having this kind of reception is you and your guests have literally the rest of the day to do whatever you’d please! Brunch receptions usually happen between 11am-2pm, if you want a breakfast reception the earliest would be 9am. Hang out with your new hubby and relax afterwards, go have a nice dinner that night maybe! Or even better, start your honeymoon early and head out without being super exhausted. Believe us, your guests will thank you for this one! Except for maybe the earlier wake-up call, but we think it’s worth it.
  • Just in case you didn’t already have this in mind, brunch weddings are usually less expensive. Bonus! Breakfast/brunch food tends to be less expensive to begin with. Then because it is not “prime” time, the cost of the venue may go down as well.

Do a little research and make sure that you make it just as unique as you are. Brunch wedding have the opportunity to be absolutely beautiful and we always want to make sure that you have all the options when considering what to do with your wedding day. As always, we wish you the very best in your planning! Good luck!

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Reception Venue Questionnaire – What to Ask!

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Reception Venue Questionnaire – What to Ask!

We know, we know…there are so many reception venues in Omaha and they all offer a variety of different services, where do you even start when going to go check them out? Some venues have different rules for bringing food in to the facility, some have rules about staffing, there are different rules about deposits and cancellations. DC Centre has been a reception venue for over 30 years, so we’ve picked up a few things that may be useful to you. We’ve adjusted our model over the years to make sure that it is the easiest possible process for you as a client. Less unknowns, less to worry about!

Here is a list of questions that you can ask any reception venue not only for wedding venues in Omaha but any city, the answers are only good and bad depending on what you want. This will just give you a better idea of what you may want to know:

  • What is your payment policy?
  • Can I have my ceremony at your facility?
  • Do you offer event insurance?
  • Is there lodging nearby?
  • What is your cancellation policy?
  • How much is required for a deposit?
  • Do I pay for security?
  • What is the latest time my event can conclude?
  • Who does the clean-up?
  • What vendors do I have to use for my cake, music, photos, etc?
  • When can I bring decorations or drop off items for my reception?
  • Can I bring my own liquor?
  • Do you have guest minimums?
  • What kind of discounts do you offer?
  • What is the price range for a sit-down or a buffet dinner?
  • Is there a dance floor?
  • What does the ballroom rental fee include?
  • Is there free parking?
  • Are bartenders and servers extra?
  • What decorations are available?
  • Are there decorations that I can rent?
  • Do you do pre-nuptial and rehearsal dinners?
  • What about a gift opening brunch for the following morning?
  • What color of linens are available?
  • What happens to the cost of my reception if your prices go up?
  • Do you cut the cake?

 

DC Centre would love the opportunity to answer any and all of these questions while you search for your wedding reception venue. Make sure to give us a call or chat with us to set up a private tour and we will help make your wedding day everything you’ve been dreaming of, at a cost you were hoping for!

Happy planning!

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