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morning wedding

We’ve got tons of ideas for your morning wedding, from real wedding pictures from morning weddings, to brunch reception menu ideas, to day-of schedules, to the definitive answer to the question: how early is TOO early for a wedding?

Rachel & Russ’ queer bluegrass brunch wedding

Did someone say “gorgeous outdoor lawn games and square dancing wedding?” Yeah, I just knew you were thinking about it. Well get on board with this one: croquet, cigars, bow ties, and the couple handing out ice cream. Plus, you’ll love the ceremony structure and big ol’ singalong at the end. To what song, you ask? RING OF FIRE!

Nicole & Josh’s eco-friendly camping trip wedding

A midweek morning ceremony with a whole week of campout festivities surrounding it? Sounds fab. This couple was on a mission to keep things as eco-friendly as possible and to undertake any and all DIY projects. Was it a success? You’ll just have to see for yourself. Here’s a hint: hell yes.

Kisså & Todd’s morning garden party wedding

These two had awesome goals: stress-free day, guests enjoying their “quirky little world,” and be comfortable. They managed all of that while still creating a beautiful outdoor ceremony and cozy party with a bunch of touching moments and lots of blissed-out looks. It’s happy-sappy and I looove it.

Megan & Jay’s last-minute change solstice wedding

Sometimes you plan an intimate NOLA elopement, and sometimes life gets in the way. So when life prevented this couple from doing just that, they decided to plan an elegant hometown wedding with friends and family instead. And this beach-side family party with stone warming ceremony is just perfect for our Simple Weddings week.

Kelly & Seth’s Sous L’Elephant Rose movie theater wedding

Kelly & Seth had a rockin’ bachelor/bachelorette party the night before their morning wedding. The ceremony was in a movie theater that was underneath the pink elephant car wash (Sous L’Elephant Rose). The ceremony included a custom film of how the couple met. After the ceremony, they headed to a restaurant for a fabulous reception.

How early is “too early” for a morning wedding?

Based on the weddings I’ve featured here on Offbeat Bride, I’m going to go for “dawn” as my answer.

Many readers may remember a sunrise wedding we featureed. This wedding was remarkable for a lot of reasons, but it’s worth noting is that an 8:30am wedding allowed the couple to have essentially an open guestlist, thanks to know that only the most dedicated family would make it that early, combined with the fact that they weren’t feeding everyone a sit-down dinner.