Post # 1
Hi fellow Bees, my fiance and I are currently planning our destination wedding and we are a little confused about what we should be doing for our reception. We have the cutest chapel picked out and they do champagne and cake (optional appetizers), at the facility; but not a full dinner. Should we invite everyone to meet us somewhere else, like a restaurant, before the ceremony and then have the cake and everything afterwards? Or should we skip the chapange and cake and have it all at a restaurant? We aren’t very traditional so the problem isn’t sticking to tradion, I think this whole thing is coming up because we are hoping to have the wedding in Vegas and as I’m sure all of you know the wedding industry works a little different out there. We don’t have tons of money, but want the ceremony and everything to be memorable without being too crazy.
Post # 2
Do whatever you want! If people don’t like it, they don’t have to be part.
Post # 3
I can happily eat cake and drink champagne any time so I would not be opposed to ceremony, cake and champagne, then move to dinner elsewhere
Post # 4
We are having a destination wedding and travelling over with 6 members (close family). There will be approximately 6-8 other people attending who already live stateside. However, we will be going for a sit down meal with close family the evening before the wedding and then only having a ceremony on our wedding day, nothing else. I would do whatever you and H2B want.
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2017 - A Historic Inn
I wouldn’t mind cake and champagne then dinner. Can you ask the chapel what other couples have done?
Post # 6
I would gladly eat cake, anytime, anyday. Some people might find it unusual, maybe have some savoury appertisers as well? Is there a big break between the ceremony and the dinner? If so I dont think it would be weird at all to have cake and then have dinner later on.
Post # 7
Qlavata: I would prefer dinner before the ceremony. My cousin did this. It’s not a huge deal but I just wouldn’t want to spend money on a nice restaurant but guests are already filled up on cake!!! Vice versa everyone after dinner always has room for cake haha
Post # 8
I’d have champagne and cake at the chapel and go else where for dinner afterwards. I quite like the tradition of the Bride and Groom not seeing each other before the ceremony on the day. So I wouldn’t do a lunch/dinner before. But I’m also a massive advocate of the Bride and Groom should do what they want as it’s their day. So do what works for you best.
Post # 9
- Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull
Qlavata: What time is the Ceremony? That would make the decision for me.
If it’s over a meal time, I think it’s best to skip cake and champagne and just go for dinner.
If not, dinner before or afterwards both sound great 🙂
Post # 10
I forgot to add, if it were me I would definitly not have dinner before hand as I feel it would take away from the special moment when the groom and guests see the bride for the first time.
Post # 11
Qlavata: Also think about what the quality of that cake and champagne might be. Can you get a package price reduction or a package without the cake/champagne. We did that for our vegas wedding.
We did ceremony, strectch hummer tour (with drinks and nibbles) with our guests stopping for group photos and then dinner. We got a cake through the restaurant where our reception was held.
Post # 12
I’d do cake and champagne and then move somewhere else for a late dinner!
Post # 13
- Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club
Qlavata: My cousin got married in a chapel in vegas, then we all went to the Hofbräuhaus afterwards. It was awesome! They had a live musician and a few contests going on at the restaurant. They had a baker drop off cupcakes for dessert and a mini cake for them to cut.