We got a request from an Offbeat Bride reader for us to feature more offbeat menu ideas that aren't
about desserts. We've covered wedding cakes
and cake alternatives
, but what else should you feed your guests?
I thought I'd start off our menu feature roundups with my favorite of all the kinds of menus: BRUNCH!
Ah, the brunch wedding — budget-friendly and delicious. And don't get hung up on tradition… brunch can take place at ANY time. (Breakfast-for-dinner, anyone?)
How adorable are those mini pancakes!? At the risk of getting even hungrier, let's keep looking at MORE delicious options for your wedding brunch menu:
Big plates of mini cinnamon rolls and fruit and pretty and yummy.
Fruit salad flanked by Sabre flatware © by Dinner Series, used under Creative Commons license.
Classic American breakfast
A classic brunch fair of scrambled eggs, country potatoes, bacon, toast, etc. Add champagne and you got yourself a party!
They also had a build your own breakfast burrito bar. Photo by Susan Helgeson.
Home-made pastries from Marie-Gael and Michael's wedding were lovingly contributed by her guests. Photo by Andrew Kung
Perfect sweets for a brunch menu are doughnuts like these from Voodoo Doughnuts. Photo by Jessica Watson Photography.
Individual french toast squares over cups of syrup. This idea is perfect for a non-seated brunch. Also, gotta love the milk! Source: hostessblog.com via Julie on Pinterest
Speaking of milk, what about drinks? I love these funky coffee thermoses from Lucy and Travis' wedding. Photo by Jessica Watson Photography
Marie-Gael set out marshmallows for the hot cocoa.
Orange juice and mimosas
Marie-Gael also had an orange juice station with fresh fruit. Add bottles of champagne to turn this into a mimosa station. Photo by James Lykins
Fruit smoothies are also a great drink option. Make 'em fresh or pick up a batch at a local smoothie joint. And the bride and groom from the photo note that these were easy to carry with them from table to table while they greeted guests. Photo by Ruby Sky Photography.
I know there are other brunch brides out there — so, what's on YOUR brunch wedding menu?
Psst: We'd love to do more menus. If you'd like to share YOUR menu with us, click here. Related: we are hosting a Pin Drive for food and drink presentation. Get pinning!