Cocktail Hour Advice

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
42101 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Dandeliion:  Part of the reason that people serve food if they are having alcoholic drinks like wine or cocktails, is so that it slows down people’s drinking and you don’t end up with a bunch of tipsy guests before lunch is served.

Post # 3
3646 posts
Sugar bee

Do people drink cocktails at noon? If it’s outside, with lawn games, could you just have iced tea, lemonade, etc.?

Post # 5
6448 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

If you are having any kind of cocktail hour I would offer food. I would expect food if I went to one and would probably eat accordingly in the morning (ie: not as much because I’m expecing appetizer type food before lunch).

Can you just do platters of fruits, veggies, cheese and crackers?

Post # 6
15 posts
  • Wedding: December 2014 - Bellagio Hotel Las Vegas

Well seeing that your not serving cocktails b4 your lunch, then I don’t see any reason to have the nibbles b4 hand. But I would sever drinks (iced tea, water etc.)

Post # 7
1768 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I would offer something small. Like a few small bowls of mixed nuts, a cheese ball…something like that. Just because personally I like to have a little nibble as I’m enjoying a beverage (boozy or not)

Post # 8
8387 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

You could offer something simple with the drinks (i.e. pretzels, chips, nuts, etc) so that the guests can grab something quick (and dry) while playing lawn games.

Post # 9
3242 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I would be hungry and would love some nibbles. Even popcorn, nuts, or chex mix!

Post # 10
1627 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

DIY popcorn bar or pretzels would be perfect for people to nibble and play lawn games. Although unless I am in a festive mood (cue the cocktails!) I would like skip lawn games.

Post # 11
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

This is just my opinion, but I would rather have alcoholic drinks during cocktail hour instead of during lunch, because I dont like to drink alcohol when I’m eating my meals.  

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