In need of advice for INVITATION WORDING and MENU ideas

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

LilyValley:  I would say “refreshments to follow”.

That pre-supposes that you choose a time for the ceremony so that the refreshment hour does not fall over a normal meal time. If you choose 10 am, with refreshments starting at 11, people will expect enough food to be lunch. Ditto with an 11, 12 or even 1 pm start. A safe choice would be a 2 pm ceremony. People wil not be expecting to eat a meal at 3 pm.

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

I agree with PP regarding the timing and I think saying ‘refreshments to follow’ is a good idea. 

Also just thought I would mention that it sounds a bit like a high tea with the little sandwiches and iced tea etc. Perhaps you could call it that if you get that vibe? 

How many platters to get really depends on how full you want your guests afterwards. I think for a light cocktail party they say 4-5 pieces per person (but I’m not 100% on that) so maybe use that as a guide. 

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