(Closed) Ceremony & Reception Plans- does this sound ok?

posted 4 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
5 posts

People won’t be upset.  I think your plan is great!!!

Post # 3
94 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I don’t think people will be upset, and I think many people are opting for more intimate ceremonies as of late! I might make note on the reception invite or website though that it’ll be drinks and appetizers (or heavy hors d’oeuvres) so people won’t be expecting dinner. I think drinks and apps are perfectly fine, and I’ve had better and more food at a “heavy hors d’oeuvres” reception than at a plated dinner one too.

Post # 4
203 posts
Helper bee

If it’s what you and your fiance want then it’s perfect for you 🙂 
The only things that sprang to mind were, firstly, how easy it will be for your closest friends and family to get that Friday off work, and whether you could consider moving it to Saturday morning if it will be really inconvenient for them. With only 14 people and if they’re local it might be totally fine though. Secondly, it might be a good idea to let people know it will be appetizers rather than a full meal, or schedule it for a time other than over a normal meal time.
But I think it all sounds lovely!

Post # 6
184 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

I think it sounds great!! 

Post # 9
7803 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

If you are having your reception during dinner time, make sure you provide enough appies to constitute a full meal. Often times that ends up costing more than a buffet dinner, so make sure to price that out. 

Why are you waiting until the saturday to do this? Are you hosting the 14 guests with a lunch/dinner immediately after the ceremony? Personally I would move the reception to the Friday evening. If you want to do a full dinner you can, or if you want just appies/dessert do a later start so people have time to get there. 

Post # 11
7803 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

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futuremrs2020 :  Ah gotcha. If you are having people fly/travel in, please make sure to feed them enough. I think the rest of the plan sounds good though. 

Post # 12
1747 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I agree about making sure to feed people enough if they are flying in, but the rest sounds good.

Post # 13
3274 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Sound great 🙂

Post # 14
314 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Your plan sounds great  – I would keep the courthouse ceremony as minimal as possible.  Please don’t let it inflate to a few cousins or a this aunt and uncle and not others.  Please up your food choices as passed apps may not be enough food.  

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