(Closed) Cocktail Hour?

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - The bride's hometown United Methodist Church near Kalamazoo

As long as you have enough for the guests and have it on multiple trays (so you don’t have all your guests crowded around one tray) and also have something to drink (doesn’t need to be alcohol–I’m having a dry wedding too!–but at least plenty of water/punch/juice) I think just having those choices are fine for cocktail hour since I’m assuming you’re having a full dinner afterwards. Sometimes I feel like there’s SO many choices at cocktail hour that I fill up there and dinner is wasted! 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I think that sounds perfect!  (Also, I’d recommend adding a pole)

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I don’t see any problem with the food choices you’re offering, especially if there will be much more choice at the reception following. I would advise you not to call it a cocktail hour however, as the word “cocktail” implies alcohol. People may be surprised and a little upset to find out there is no booze.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Davis Island Garden Club

I think that it completely resonable to serve this.  Like Miss Bat said, what’s the point of stuffing your guests full of food so they don’t enjoy the main course?

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I think it depends on what you and your guests are used to. If I went to a cocktail hour with the food you described, I’d be a little confused because in my experience, cocktail hour is the best food at the wedding and usually full of delicious delicacies (sp?). If your guests are used to what you described, then go for it. I know I’ve been busy rushing around for weddings and thought I didn’t have to bother eating because cocktail hour is usually so jam packed with food. I think it’s all relative.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@futuremrsndl:  I agree about the Catholic gap thing-most friends of mine who get married in a church have had their ceremonies around 3, then their cocktail hour & reception starts around 6. For any place we looked for our venue, CH was included in our package the same as the cake, apps, and dinner, so it must be a regional type of thing. 

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