Post # 1
I am getting married at a B&B that has an attached ballroom. The Ceremony and Reception will take place in the ballroom, so the guests will have to move into the main house during the tranformation (which will only be maybe 30- 45 min). I am having a cocktail Reception. So when the guests are in the main house during the transformation, this will be time for the guests to mingle and start getting their drinks at the bar, should i start serving food? I can’t afford to add anymore food options and i kinda don’t want to serve the same food that will be out during the Reception. Would this be appropriate? Would it be too boring for the guests?
Post # 3
I personally do not think you have to serve food or appetizers during cocktail hour. Your guests will be fine if they have a drink and can mingle around for a bit before the reception the set up. They can grab food when they are allowed back into the ballroom where there is a bit more room to move around and eat.
Post # 5
I agree that you don’t NEED to serve food, but I probably would (I tend to like to serve food with alcohol). You could ask if the venue could serve just one simple passed app during the cocktail hour (and I wouldn’t worry about it being the same food that is available during the reception.
But really, no worries. As a guest, I wouldn’t be upset at all about the lack of food during cocktial hour.
Post # 6
Honestly, I think you need to serve some food if people are going to be drinking alcohol.