Post # 1
Ok so here’s my plan, just looking for some input.
My FH and I both don’t drink, so we won’t be having any alcohol at our wedding.
We are planning on having it at an old schoolhouse with the ceremony hopefully outside, and the reception inside.
My idea for food is going to be like afternoon tea (but I don’t want to call it that, because we aren’t really tea drinkers either). The food we want to have is tea sandwiches/finger sandwiches, scones, danishes, cheese, fruit & veggie platters and then our cake will be cupcakes, and we will have other things ie eclairs/creampuffs, tarts etc.
For drinks we want to have the large glass dispensers with spouts with ice water, lemonade, and iced tea and then obviously coffee and tea.
Do you think this is a reasonable spread for around 50 people? What do we call it? on the invitation do we say “Reception to follow with light refreshments” or something like that?
Also, since we aren’t going to have dinner/dancing/drinking…our timeline is going to be a little bit shorter. I was thinking, do the photos first, then the ceremony outside around 12/1pm and then go right inside for the reception and just mingle and eat etc.
Any other suggestions?
Post # 3
Your day sounds lovely! I think there will definitely be enough for people to eat and drink.
Post # 4
Any help with the wording on the invitations?
Do you think people are going to be bored?
Post # 5
“reception and light refreshments to follow” is the perfect wording to describe what you are providing. You may want to go a bit heavier on the spread, given that the reception is during the usual lunch hour, and light refreshments might not be enough for someone who’s not had lunch.
As for “will people be bored” I think that all depends on your crowd. You may want to consider planning some short activities that people can do if they want; we’re buying icebreaker-type cards that have random questions, and leaving them on the dining tables so folks seated with strangers will have an easy way to strike up a conversation. Anything that gets them talking to each other will help keep them entertained. You could also set up a game of horseshoes, bocce, or corn-hole outside if there’s room and you think a more active activity would be of interest. Disposable cameras left laying around help keep guests engaged and entertained, plus you end up with tons of candid shots that you might not have otherwise had.
Post # 6
We probably won’t have disposable cameras, just because everyone has cameras in their phones or digital cameras.
But I like the icebreaker cards idea. Bocce could be an option too 🙂
Post # 7
Our wedding is at one and we are doing a very similar. Its in August, and so we are calling it a “Summer Picnic” of sandwiches, pretzels, chips, fruit salad, pasta salad, and a veggie tray. Lemonade, Tea and Water is the drink. We just put reception to follow. I am hoping that people will follow the time ettiquet (ie – the more after a meal time the event is, the less likely a full meal will be served). I am hoping that the lunch type meal will be enough to hold over someone who didnt eat a full meal before 1:00, and enough of a snack for thoe who did. We also dont drink, and we will have dancing though.
Post # 8
Whether or not people will be bored depends on the crowd.
I think you may want to think about more substantial food.
Your guests may not have lunch before your wedding.