(Closed) Afternoon Wedding Help

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Your day sounds lovely!  I think there will definitely be enough for people to eat and drink.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

“reception and light refreshments to follow” is the perfect wording to describe what you are providing.  You may want to go a bit heavier on the spread, given that the reception is during the usual lunch hour, and light refreshments might not be enough for someone who’s not had lunch.

As for “will people be bored” I think that all depends on your crowd.  You may want to consider planning some short activities that people can do if they want; we’re buying icebreaker-type cards that have random questions, and leaving them on the dining tables so folks seated with strangers will have an easy way to strike up a conversation. Anything that gets them talking to each other will help keep them entertained. You could also set up a game of horseshoes, bocce, or corn-hole outside if there’s room and you think a more active activity would be of interest.  Disposable cameras left laying around help keep guests engaged and entertained, plus you end up with tons of candid shots that you might not have otherwise had.

Post # 7
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Our wedding is at one and we are doing a very similar. Its in August, and so we are calling it a “Summer Picnic” of sandwiches, pretzels, chips, fruit salad, pasta salad, and a veggie tray. Lemonade, Tea and Water is the drink. We just put reception to follow. I am hoping that people will follow the time ettiquet (ie – the more after a meal time the event is, the less likely a full meal will be served). I am hoping that the lunch type meal will be enough to hold over someone who didnt eat a full meal before 1:00, and enough of a snack for thoe who did. We also dont drink, and we will have dancing though.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Whether or not people will be bored depends on the crowd.

I think you may want to think about more substantial food.

Your guests may not have lunch before your wedding.

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