Post # 1
I figured our cocktail hour would consist of having a few appetizers & softer music; during this time we, our wedding party & parents would take pictures.
But I keep reading of all these couples having awesome cocktail hours! I want an awesome cocktail hour! Are you doing something super fun/different during this time?
And yes, our cocktail hour & reception will be in the same place. Everyone can find their seats & get apps during this time.
Side note- FI & I have decided we do not want anyone drinking alcohol during this time. Knowing some of our guests, they’d be 3 sheets to the wind by the time we got there.
Post # 3
I gotta be honest, I’m a little confused. You want a cocktail-free cocktail hour?
Post # 4
Yes. Okay then, the pre-reception. I really hope guests will understand & support our decision.
Post # 5
My favorite part of the cocktail hour (pre-reception) is always the food. I think what you said you are doing is pretty standard for cocktail hours. Once I went to one where they had someone doing silhouettes for everyone, that was really fun, and helped pass the time quickly.
Post # 6
We are having ours in a seperate spot in our venue. It’s a lounge. We are also having our photographer set up our photobooth during the cocktail hour in the lounge so that our guests can entertain themselves with that.
Post # 7
We’re not having anything “special” , just drinks and food and soft music!