"Reception"

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

If you do it later in the evening (7?) I think this would be fine. You cannot, however, expect people to skip dinner altogether.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MrsRoquoe:  You can serve any type of refreshment you like as long as the ceremony and reception do not take place over the hours that anyone would be expecting a meal.

You can also alert your guests by the wording you use on your invitations, e.g.

dessert buffet to follow

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@MrsRoquoe:  It depends how long people will be there, and at what time.  Just a matter of whether it’s a reasonable lengt of time, and time of day, not to feed your guests.  If they’re there from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, you have to give them lunch.  If they’re there frm 2 pm to 4pm, I don’t see any reason you have to provide a meal.

It sunds like all of these people are somewhat involved, or in the loop, on the planning?  If you don’t give them any information ahead of time, anythiig iin the evening, before 9, they’ll probably assume they’re getting dinner.  Since it’s just family, you can probably let them know, tactfully, to eat before they come.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

You just need to put it at an appropriate time and make sure that your invitation doesn’t set the wrong expectations.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We aren’t serving food after our wedding…only a s’mores bar, beverages, and a bonfire. Our ceremony is going to start around 7pm. I think as long as you do it late enough it is fine. As long as people can eat before they come to your house

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I would also definitely make sure it is noted on your invite that there is only going to be dessert

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@MrsRoquoe:  i think that would be rude if i was expected to eat beforehand and possiblly in a dress.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

LincsMama is right, and I kind of brain cramped – you can totally just put that info on the invitation.   Just indicate what will be served, rather than what won’t.  But you could probably have figured that out on your own.  I’m rambly today.

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Yum, dessert buffet! As long as your wedding isn’t at 4:30 and your reception isn’t from 5-7, I think a dessert reception would be lovely!

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