(Closed) Early dinner…..does it need to be stated?

posted 6 years ago in Food
  • poll: Early dinner.....does it need to be stated?
    No, you don't need to include that : (32 votes)
    89 %
    Yes, you do : (4 votes)
    11 %
    Other : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    23607 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I think people will get the idea!  Plus, who wouldn’t be thrilled to have food early? 🙂  Always a nice surprise!

    Post # 4
    4194 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    I think early dinner, just because most people don’t eat that early (except maybe the senior crowd)

    Post # 5
    2775 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    @rebwana:  Agreed.  I’m ordinarily not going to be hungry for dinner at 4:00 or 4:30, so if you’re serving a full meal that early, I’d like to know in advance so I’d know to eat a really light lunch that day.

    Post # 6
    3583 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Doing the same thing.  “Reception” starts at 3pm with light apps and dinner to be available at 4pm.  Folks will get the idea when they show up and there is a pig on a spit close to done…I hope.

    Post # 7
    7904 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I think it’s fine the way it is, but if you have a website, I would explain there. Your parents and bridal party can also help you spread the word.

    Post # 8
    405 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I think if you say Dinner and Dancing Immediately Following Ceremony guests will get the idea.  If they time it out in their heads, they should know it’s an early dinner.

    Post # 9
    380 posts
    Helper bee

    I don’t think you need to include it if you’ve said that dinner will immediately follow the ceremony, they’ll figure it out. Smile

    Oh, and pig on a spit? YUM!!!

    Post # 10
    101 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I would definitely put what time. Personally, I don’t ever eat supper till about seven so I wouldn’t be hungry at four if I didn’t know in advance. On ours we put “dinner at seven”

    Post # 11
    6248 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 1900


    That was my thought too. Use your website if you have one to show a timeline, and have your family spread it by word of mouth.

    Post # 12
    16 posts
    • Wedding: October 2012


    We’re eating an early dinner at the same time. Around 4:00. On our sample invitation we wrote, “fabulous food, fun, drinks, and festivities to follow”. We weren’t time specific, we’re saving that for the website. 

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