(Closed) Cake Reception

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think if you are clear on the invitations that you are having a ‘cake and punch reception to follow’ that it should be fine.  If the reception only lasts an hour, it’s not as if six is too late for your guests to go grab dinner!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I think if you keep it really short, like an hour, you might be okay. Is there any way you can make it earlier in the day?

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

You have to figure in enough time for everyone to get some cake and punch, find a seat, mingle and visit… I think it will probably end up taking more than an hour, unfortunately.

Any chance you could move your wedding up to an earlier time during the day? Like 2:30? Then your reception would be around 3:00 and end before dinnertime.

If that isn’t an option, you need to make it VERY CLEAR on your invites that this is cake and punch only and dinner will not be served. Otherwise people may assume a nice dinner will be at the reception and starve all day to keep their stomachs empty!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@tonkir: It’s good etiquette to provide some sort of refreshments for your guests, though…kind of as a thank-you for taking the time to come to your wedding, bring a gift, etc.

To be honest, I have more fun at the reception than the ceremony itself. If there was no reception, I probably wouldn’t attend because you don’t really get to interact with the B&G then.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Just make it clear on your invite that you won’t have dinner and don’t draw it out, which you aren’t going to want to do if you have a 3-hr. drive to make afterwards. I think it would be a nice, small gesture to your guests for coming to your wedding.

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think it’s fine if you put something like “Punch and Dessert to follow!” – it’s pretty much straight to the point.

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