5 Reasons Brunch Weddings are AWESOME!

As I sit here enjoying a mimosa and lox and bagels, I can't help but think about how underrated brunch weddings are. True, evening weddings are great and who doesn't like to party until dawn but for those of you who desire something a bit out of the box, a bit more intimate and more cost effective,  let's talk about why a brunch wedding is just as awesome! 

Availability is better.  Holding a reception between 9a-3p and (possibly) during the week will allow you to save costs on venue, catering and other decor rentals you may need.

Brunch Weddings are more intimate. A daytime brunch wedding reception will allow you to keep your guest list low, so you can spend more time with closest friends and family! 

The bar options are greater. Between mimosa bars, omelet bars, and pancake/french toast/waffle bars, the food options your guests get are greater than a " one plate per person" dinner option. 

You can still have an after party.  If you are still aching for a good #TurnUp session with all your homies, holding an intimate brunch reception gives you the freedom to enjoy a night out on the town for those guests that either weren't able to attend the wedding or your out of town guests who you want to show a night on the town! 

and greatest reason brunch weddings are awesome.....

MIMOSAS. Enough said! 

Until Next Time, XOXO




amber sanders

My journey to becoming an Event Planner dates back to my childhood, assisting my mother with planning and executing parties at our home and for my dad’s fraternity. I was training to be a professional dancer at the time, so I never thought about being a “Party Planner”, it was just fun for me to help her. After a fabulous and exciting dance career that spanned 20 plus years, I began working as a dance instructor at Arthur Murray Dance Studio in downtown Chicago. Because of my excitement for our studio events and knack for organizing parties, I was soon promoted to Guest Director. This position allowed me to see that Marketing and Event Management was something I enjoyed, and it was then I realized this could be my next career move! I spent the next two years learning as much as I could about the Event Industry, including an internship with Desiree Moore Dent, Owner of Dejanae Events,as well as studying and becoming a Certified Wedding & Event Planner/Designer through Lovegevity’s Wedding Planning Institute. This is how I learned more about the business side of running your own business, which was invaluable information! During this time, I offered my services to family and friends for any event they may have been having to gain as much "real world" experience as possible. In May of 2013, I decided to get my business license and launch Events with Ambiance. It has truly been eye opening that I am now an entrepreneur, but I wouldn’t have it any other way! I am grateful to have family and friends support me, my company has truly become a Family Business!! I am blessed to surround myself with people who are just as passionate about my business as I am; for me, Event Planning is about more than just throwing a great party, it's about creating an unforgettable experience for my clients and their guests!