Post # 1
We are planning a fairly small wedding 60-70 people total including the wedding party. We have had some financial challenges lately (my fiance’s mother died in 2010 and we had to pay for the funeral in its entirity and we just had to replace the trasmission in my car last week) and we are getting married in 85 days. I have had to make some real hard decsisions and one of them is to go from a sit down buffet to a reception that has an open bar of beer, wine, soda and water and hot passed appatizers.
The wedding is at 2pm and I feel that since its in the middle of the day that it doesn’t necessairly call from a full dinner. They can go eat after if they are still hungry. I am going to have several different hot passed appatizers along with a stationary cheese, cracker, fruit and veggie tray.
What do people think of this? Be kind, its been rough and I am fragile, LMAO 🙂
Post # 3
@Ms. Gertie: Can you afford 8-10 appetizers/person? If so, I would be happy with that. I would make them hot appetizers so people are full. I actually like cocktail receptions. As for liquor. Can you offer red wine, white wine, soda and water? That will be more than enough. If funds are really tight just offer a signature drink, water and soda. It will still be beautiful;0)
Post # 4
I think it’s fine. I am glad that you are adding a cheese and fruit tray for people to pick from as well.
Post # 5
I think that’s perfectly fine, especially given the time of your wedding. Most people would probably not expect a dinner reception following a 2 pm wedding.
Post # 6
With 2 pm, as long as people know it is an appetizer reception, its perfectly fine.
Are you doing cake?
Post # 7
I agree, it’s definitely fine! You might want to pack a small lunch (like, sandwiches) for you and the bridal party if you get to the ceremony site early for pictures, just so you can keep your energy up. It’ll be lovely, though!
Post # 8
Thank you ladies.
we will have a red, white and Zinfandel choice as well as a regular, lite and ultra light beer. This of coursewith soda and water. All the passed apps will be hot, the only colds are the cheese, veggies and fruit. My apps will include a fish (scallops wrapped in bacon) a veggie (stuffed mushrooms) a beef (teriyaki) a chicken (not sure what yet) a ham (ham and cheese croustini)and the old stand by, pigs in a blanket (a joke for the groom).
All pictures are after the ceremony,but a lunch is a great idea. I only have a Maid/Matron of Honor, no BMs…
I appreciate the feedback.