Wedding breakfast

Wedding breakfast

A wedding breakfast is a dinner given to the bride, bridegroom and guests at the wedding reception that follows a wedding in England.

While not normally a morning meal, the name apparently arises from the tradition that the bride and bridegroom would have been fasting before the wedding, and so the reception would be the time when they would break their fast. Another theory on the origin of the term is that the wedding breakfast is the first meal of a couple's married life, just as breakfast is the first meal of the day.

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