(Closed) After-dinner wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
4439 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@ophelia-swims:  My MOH’s wedding was held at 7pm, reception at 7:45ish and she only served a variety of desserts.  I think people know if you don’t offer meal choices on the RSVP card and given the start time that they should eat before they come.

Post # 4
1856 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@ophelia-swims:  Is your wedding on a weekday (your profile date is, but I wasn’t sure)? If it is, you might want to think about pushing your starting time back even just a bit more. In order to be somewhere for just before 7pm and to have time to eat beforehand and get ready, anyone who works typical work hours would probably need to leave work early.

If it’s a weekend, I think 7pm is fine. We often only eat dinner around that time, but if you indicate on a reception card that it’s hors d’oeuvres and dessert (I’m sure someone can chime in with the appropriate wording), I would know to eat a full meal in advance. I think the key is that as long as it’s been clear to your guests, it’s absolutely fine to do apps and desserts.

Post # 5
523 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013 - Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

I definitely don’t think it is a tacky idea at all. For the invitations, I would make sure to state “Cocktail Reception to follow” or something similar. That way people know food will be provided but it isn’t a full dinner.

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