Post # 16
I would add coffee and tea. It could be cultural but a concept of cake without coffee is unknown here. Actually, punch and cake reception is called “cake and coffee” in my native language. I would also add something savoury. Like a vegetable and cheese pie or something. If making that is not possible, then some sandwiches. Other than that it sounds good. I like the idea of mismatched things!
Post # 17
I had “punch and cake” reception. I posted pictures here, https://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/champagne-and-cake-only-wedding-reception/. No regrets!
I think my wedding started at 2 PM and it was 90 minutes only. I only had cider, cake, water, and champagne. I believe if you keep it short and are clear on the invitation you will be fine. Do not worry about what people expect. They can choose to come or stay home.