Post # 1
Opinions on the need to have a cocktail hour? My son-in-law is a recovering alcoholic as others attending the wedding. However, we are having a bar for ill have beer/wine/champagne toast as well as non-alcoholic beverages so I didn’t really want to emphasize the cocktail aspect. Any thoughts?
Post # 3
I’m having one. Are you debating not having one because of your SIL and others who are recovering alchoholics?
Post # 4
@bRooklynRocks:yes, and the time and how to make it work with the reception room, etc.
Post # 5
@miraclebride: Okay, could you explain what you mean? Are you doing the cocktail hour in the same room that you will have your reception in?
Post # 6
You can just do an hors douevres hour wth non alcoholic drinks. That’s what I will be doing. A cocktail hour is not really necessary anyway. I think it’s nice to have and I like the idea of allowing my guests to mingle over hors douevres, but I still don’t think it’s a necessity.
Post # 7
You can have one without drinks and without calling it a cocktail hour. You can just have hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic drinks. They definitely aren’t necessary but can be a nice way to bridge the ceremony and reception.