Post # 1
I’m having an 11 am ceremony with reception to follow. I had planned a sit down lunch but it was recently brought to my attention that it may be “stuffy” and passsed hour dedvds may be better. I hate buffets and the dreaded line so that’s a no elther way. I suppose i would have a mix of cocktail and regular tables for standing or sitting. Have you had a lunch reception either way? Please share!
Post # 3
@Tbblount: hors d’oeuvrs!
Post # 4
Passed hors d’oeuvres could be awesome, but just make sure you have enough 🙂
Post # 5
I think either one would work. I’m assuming your wedding would go from 11am to what, 2ish? Honestly by then I would personally be starving if I hadn’t eaten lunch :-/
Post # 6
I would probably be pretty hungry if I hadn’t eaten lunch. I don’t think it’s too stuffy to do sit down. Perhaps you can just have a lighter meal? I’m always a fan of sit down over anything being passed though.
Post # 7
Sit-down lunch. It’s the only way to make sure everyone gets an equal, full portion!
Post # 8
@Tbblount: I’d be fine with either option as long as you serve enough food. I love weddings that have hors d’oeuvrs stations because I’m a huge fan of variety! On the other hand, I don’t think a sit down lunch is too stuffy at all. Your reception will be held during lunch time so I think people will expect to be fed lunch or a lunch equivalent.
Post # 10
I think you could do passed hors d’oeuvrs and hors d’oeuvrs stations. My cousin did this and it was nice and everyone had plently to eat. Just make sure you have a lot of appetizers and a lot of variety. Seafood, beef, chicken, cheese, veggie, fruit, etc.
Post # 12
We had a sit down lunch because it ended up being cheaper than the passed appetizers.
Post # 13
@Tbblount: Love me some Lunch!
Post # 14
I love getting tastes of lots of different things so I’d vote heavy hors d’oeuvrs with an emphasis on the heavy. Make sure you have enough that will constitute a meal and make sure it’s easy for everyone to get everything. But honestly, either one would be fine. I just like hors d’oeuvres and the atrmosphere passed dishes creates.
Post # 15
I would do a sit down brunch in that time frame!
Post # 16
Sit down lunch! People may hog up all the passed apps.