the “cake and punch” reception(heehee!)
everyone these days chalks up everything to feeding your guests…but man, when i hear my grandparents talk about their wedding(s)!!!
my mammaw, married an Army boy 🙂 they got married at a chapel real quick in their hometown, with their siblings and parents, and each chose their best 2 friends to be there. you’re talking about 20 people(hey, i got 73 1ST AND 2ND COUSINS!)…M mammaw made her own cake, they toasted with orange juice and punch, champagne and screw drivers…3 hours later, my pappaw was on a bus to be deployed to war.
my mat-grandmother, married in her mom’s living room, with her granparents, mom, and brother, my bio-g’pa(loser to us lol), his parents and brother…
my grandmothers 2nd wedding to my “real” grandfather(i claim this one lol), they both wore baby blue(it was ’83 lol), they had $4k, got married in their OWN backyard, had cake, bbq, and beer…
my mom got married August 13, 2010…she had 50 guests, got married at 7pm on that Friday, we had cake, punch, and veggie trays.
friends of ours got married back at Christmas. and to save money on themselves and guests, they got married on a Sunday, in their church(no evening services), and had pot roast that varied. each mom/aunt/grandmother and the bride, all displayed their pot roast skills 🙂 there was meat, baked potatos, and rolls and a cake. the entire congregation was there(upwards of 150), plus another 80 people invited who didn’t go to the church. 230 people, got fed by spending about $500, and they even had “real china and glasses and forks”…lmao, we’re so redneck, i had to throw that out there 🙂
today, we as guests automatically think that a wedding entails a ceremony followed by a reception that HAS to have food. and it doesn’t. we were invited to share in their UNION, not make them feed us.
therefore, OP, i think if OPENLY advertise it is desserts only, no one should be confused. i eat lunch myself around noon cos my 2 year old does, we eat dinner about 630pm cos thats when daddy is done cleaning up after work.