(Closed) Dissapointed that he wants to downgrade to heavy hors d’oeuvres only

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I don’t see why it has to change from your initial vision. I mean, you won’t have a sit-down dinner, but that’s no reason to skimp on decor. You could still go all out on the tables. Heavy hors d’oeuvres are still going to be similar in food amount to a meal, so you’ll still want tables for people to sit and eat at.

If you’re worried about the space size, look into some local public parks. You can book them through the city and have them for the whole day, so you can pick one that has the space you need.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

That’s the kind of reception we had in May and we didn’t sacrifice anything in terms of decor. We had a guest book table with placecards, guest tables with centerpieces and favors, cake table, gift table, hi tops, deck tables…all were covered with pintuck linens and centerpieces and we had floral arrangements on the mantel,tables,etc. People will still need to sit and have a place for their drinks,plates,glasses,napkins,purse,camera…it’s really just like any other reception style and can be however you want it to be.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We had heavy hors d’oeuvres served buffet style so all our tables were set with runners and flowers. You could still do numbers if you wanted (depending on the size of your guestlist) or you could put some other little signage on the table if you don’t need numbers.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

You should still have some tables with that kind of meal! And, you can make it extra fun by scattering belly bar tables around with great decor on them. Also, you could do a lounge or antique-type furniture setup that really pops!

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Also, there are some real pros to that style food, it does prompt people to walk around to refill their plates and gets people mingling.

I just went to this style reception on Saturday and loved it. I didn’t feel like I was “supposed” to sit in my one seat all night. If I have to wander for my food I can mingle all the way back. It was wonderful!

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