Cocktail Hour Anxiety

posted 2 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
943 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I really wouldn’t stress over it. You said yourself they will find SOMETHING to be offended by, so try to prevent the inevitable? Just do the best you can, and they can deal. Your idea of a cocktail hour seems pretty normal to me.

Post # 3
3016 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

This sounds totally fine. Stop stressing!

Post # 4
42135 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If your family will ALWAYS find something to be offended by, then your anxiety is a total waste of energy. No matter what you choose, someone will complain about something.

Your plans are perfectly acceptable.

Post # 5
1801 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My venue had all of the tables ready for seating during cocktail hour, and everyone stood around in the open areas for it anyway. People actually want to use that time to meander and socialize rather than plant in their seats. Don’t worry about it. 

Post # 7
1230 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Sounds lovely and pretty darn similar to my situation!

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