(Closed) Cocktail & Hors d'oeuvres Only Reception

posted 4 years ago in Reception
Post # 16
1310 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Hi turtle, I think if it was like 2-4pm a menu like that could totally work!

Post # 18
13765 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I agree with a mid-afternoon (2/3pm) timeframe.  Anything later will confuse guests into thinking they will be provided with a meal.

Can I ask why you aren’t doing cocktails at all, not even a cash bar?  

Post # 19
1301 posts
Bumble bee

Don’t do 7:30. That’s confusing. I would stick with early afternoon or push it back even later – say, 8pm and then just do a dessert reception.

Post # 20
8477 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

taylorturtle:  on our invitation itself we wrote “merriment to follow” and then we had a reception card that asked everyone to join us for “hors d’oeuvre, cocktails, and dancing”. As PP have said pump up the amount of food since it’s at a meal time. Basically you want everyone to eat enough to constitute a meal without being a seated dinner. Good luck – cocktail receptions are my favorite!

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