Post # 1
Hi bees, I’m trying to cut costs on my wedding and am considering having just a cake and punch reception after at the church, and then having family and out of town guests over to my parents house for like a cook out/dinner. Does that sound ok?
Post # 3
@Nichol513: I think timing on this would be key. Let’s say you have an afternoon reception starting around 2:00pm or 3:00pm and ended before 5:00pm, I think it could work (although you might get mixed views on having a “tiered” reception). I would definitely make it clear on your invitations that only cake and punch is being served. Are you planning on cooking the food yourself? You might be surprised at how inexpensive it is to include everyone in the cook out. I personally wouldn’t do a tiered reception like that, but I’d probably host the dinner the evening before (for family and Out of Town guests) and just have cake and punch the next day.