Post # 1
We are getting married in a small rural town where sit down dinners never happen at weddings and buffets are fairly rare. Most people serve just appetizers or sandwiches or something of that sort. How early can we get married and still just have to serve at most a sandwhichish type of meal?? Thanks!!
Post # 3
If I were you, I’d aim for either afternoon (so, maybe between noon and 4pm) or after 8pm. Both occur either before or after major meals (lunch and dinner), so your guests ought to have the time and ability to get a full meal elsewhere. The afternoon allows it to be more casual and people will drink less. it is also more kid friendly. However, the 8pm or later let’s you do an adults only reception with more drinking and dancing.
Also, depending on how flexible you are, you Could consider an early morning wedding with a mid-morning reception- you could serve brunch! Bagels, cream cheese, lox, eggs, french toast, pancakes- yum! If i could throw multiple weddings, my 2nd wedding would be an early morning one followed by a huge brunch buffet! 🙂
Post # 4
I agree with rabbit – brunch or between lunch and dinner or post-dinner hour. Or you could totally buck tradition and do a sit-down dinner. 🙂 Your wedding would be the talk of the town. 🙂
Post # 5
I would think people might not expect a huge meal for lunch, but I would shoot for early afternoon 1-2pm or morning breakfast. I think even at a late wedding, people might still expect a larger meal.
Post # 6
Yes, Rabbit has great ideas, if you’re ceremony is before noon you can have a brunch. Or just say “light meal” after the ceremony. I think early day weddings a way less costly.
Post # 7
Thanks for the input! Definitely makes sense. I’ll have to think on it!