Need help with Ceremony Ideas for Cocktail Reception

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
Member
2042 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@canirishgirl08:  As far as appetizers I say go for chicken, beef, seafood, and vegg.  Pick some appetizers everyone is familiar with…or atleast most.  Our most well known appetizer is chicken wings!  We are also having quiche and bruchetta.  I know when I get appetizers at a wedding i like to see items I am familiar with along with a few I have only heard of or seen. 

Now for the ceremony…can you have it outside?  You would need to rent chairs if the club doesnt have any.  Is inside the club large enough to convert the inside area from ceremony to reception and do a ‘Cocktail hour’ outside? It is kind of hard to help with this without some vital information.  Like, how many guests?  Can you use outside?  How big is this place?  Is there a porch or veranda?  Do you have a picture?

Post # 5
Member
2042 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@canirishgirl08:  I wouldnt put the food out until the ceremony is over.  I wouldnt want to smell food the whole ceremony.  So doing your ceremony right there could be an option.  Also how big is the entrance to the stairs?  You could have your and your FI standing on the stairs and everyone a few steps below infront of the staircase if there is enough room. 

Post # 7
Member
2042 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@canirishgirl08:  Well, since you are doing heavy apps instead of a seated dinner I would have a 45min-1 hour cocktail hour. During that time you do pictures.  You will want a lot of poses with your photographer so do some research and see what you like and show your photographer.   If you want everyone to eat at 7 do your cocktail hour at 6 and your ceremony at 5-530.  Depending on how long you want your ceremony to last. 

This is how mine is going to go: 4pm-430 ceremony;  Pics – 430-515, reception is 20 minutes away so 5-6 cocktail hour. We show up at 550-6pm then we all go inside for our salads that are already at everyones tables to start dinner right away. 

I would let all invited come to the ceremony.  Its kind of hard to word on an invitation “you may attend our reception but not ceremony”  I think the ceremony is the most important part.  Its not costing people to attend your ceremony.  I personally would feel like I wasnt that important to the couple if I wasnt invited to the ceremony and only the after party.  But it is your call. 

Leave a comment


Sent weekly. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Find Amazing Vendors