(Closed) Cake and Punch reception

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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6124 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@MangoLover4Life:  Hi there!  Is there a nice restaurant that is somewhat close to you that may have a private room?  That could provide the nice ambiance and linens.  Rent it for a couple hours, bring in a cake or have them make various desserts on site.

We have his lovely newly renovated brick building. Its a new venue to town and has bistro lighting, brick walls, fireplace and it’s a steal to rent. 

Post # 4
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1846 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Could you make it a tasting event? Maybe passed desserts (like appetizers) or a cake sampling station. Also different flavours or punch, something where you can create your own drink (have different fruits, juices, sodas, etc..)

Post # 7
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6124 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@MangoLover4Life:  I like the idea of different desserts, and having people who walk around with trays seems fancy!  BUt still having different desserts and punch sounds great.  Making it a non-meal time is key (like 2pm-4pm  or 8pm-10pm) so people won’t expect a meal.  Even putting dessert reception to follow on the invitations will let them know too.

 

Is the fellowship hall already have nice ambiance?  Somewhere you don’t have to bring a whole lot of decorations seems ideal.

Post # 8
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2023 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@FortiesFlare:  That’s a really good idea!!!

Post # 9
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9550 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would have background music playing. It can just be an ipod playlist, but it makes the atmosphere nice.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

im doing somehthing similar, desserts, little sandwiches and possible candy buffet (im really hoping for it) Id suggest some live music to class it up a bit but i find the whole cocktail reception just screams classy if its done right anyways, if thats what you end up doing

Post # 13
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6124 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@MangoLover4Life:  I am a non-professional flute player in a flute choir and we often do wedding gigs.  It takes a LOT of music (as in paper music someone has to own) to put on a 2-3 hour gig.  Then a LOT of practice!  I’d be wary of asking non-organized high school students.  Unless one is a piano genius and can provide the music all by themselves!

 

An iPod on shuffle or even a subscription to Pandora.com (so you get no commercials) playing would be great. 

Post # 16
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732 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@MangoLover4Life:  Im also doing ipod, i tried to find a harpist or string quartet or even a pianist, and only 1 of them contacted me and after the first email she stopped replying to me. So i gave up lol  im sure it’ll turn out fantastic, id also suggest haveing some fors of non sweet food there aswell but its up to you =D

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