(Closed) 1pm reception, call it lunch, or dinner?

posted 11 years ago in Reception
Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

Linner  

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I am also starting my reception at 1 and ending at 6 due to a morning Mass…but just because the reception starts at 1 that doesnt mean dinner is going to start at 1…dont think you ladies took that into consideration. I dont plan on dinner being served until about 330, which is normal, in my opinion…think holidays….bbq’s for forth fo july/football/etc….

Post # 19
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I like the idea of using luncheon, myself. Its formal without confusing people with the word “dinner”…or just put LOTS OF FOOD AT 1. Sorry, I had to. It could be clear and to the point, though 🙂

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We wrote on our reception insert” Cocktails, Dinner and Dancing” We are having a four course meal including cake! So, its definately not a lunch!!

Post # 21
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Honey bee

Unless it’s Sunday dinner or Christmas dinner, the midday meal is generally called lunch and is much lighter than dinner/supper. If your reception starts at 1pm and you call it dinner on the reply cards, people will be confused.

As far as mealtimes go, 11-1 is generally when lunch is served. Alot of restaurants extend that to 3pm even if people don’t usually eat at that hour every day. 1-5pm is considered in between meals (a non-meal time) when people usually don’t eat a full meal with the exception being holiday dinners. Dinner is typically served from 5-7pm and many people actually don’t eat a full meal after 7:30pm at the latest. That is why they say you can get away serving desserts and appetizers at non-meal times whether in the afternoon or evening.

 

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I dont know, I don’t consider 330 to be “midday” I consider 11am until 1pm to be midday. I dont think people will be confused…i dont see what is confusing about it.

 

Btw, who makes all these rules you speak of?

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