Cocktail Style Reception / Timeline

posted 3 months ago in Food
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

maarykaatee :  Sounds like that timeline works and it sounds like you will have lots of food. My only suggestion is to make sure you have enough chairs for each butt. Honestly it sounds more like a buffet because of your stations.

is there a reason you want cocktail style?

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

Why would you start the cookout after 10? I’d bump it to 9:30… it’ll still be ready to eat after 10..

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

maarykaatee :  you are serving a full meal – just in a different presentation! With an open bar people tend to get a little hungry toward the end up the night so I’d move up the cookout food to 9:30 as PP said. As for the seating there are two main considerations: (1) is there a band/dancing? (2) your crowd. Some people on the bee are aghast when I say I only had enough chairs for 2/3 of my guests to sit at the same time at my cocktail reception (plus some sofas) but even those were empty for most of the night. Most of my guests were under 45 and liked to party plus I had a 9-piece brass band rocking all night. Most people really only sat for a few minutes to take a dance floor breather and then jumped up again so a seat for every butt at the same time is not a hard and fast rule.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2021

Sounds like plenty of food to me!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

I think your cake cutting is too close to the heavy apps.

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