(Closed) Help–Brunch or Late Evening?

posted 5 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Which would you choose? (read below for details)
    brunch wedding with full meal/sundae bar : (27 votes)
    51 %
    evening wedding with heavy appetizers/dessert bar : (26 votes)
    49 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    652 posts
    Busy bee

    @lawbride88:  I went to brunch wedding and my FI and I LOVED IT! 

    You’ll be surprised for the right music choice people will still dance. Naming, Gangnam style!

    Post # 4
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    2499 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @lawbride88:  I voted for the late evening reception. If the heat is going to be a killer, people won’t have fun and they might leave early. And I’ve never seen dancing at a brunch reception! I think your heavy appetizers actually sound quite filling, so I think the evening reception will be the best fit for you. I would definitely suggest the 6:30 start (or even later) so people won’t expect a full meal.

    Post # 7
    Member
    2499 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @lawbride88:  To be honest, I think you will have an absolutely wonderful wedding no matter which direction you go. I actually think 75-100 guests is perfect for that cocktail party (or in your case, maybe a mocktail party?) atmosphere. It’ll be fun but not overwhelming, which sounds perfect to me.

    Post # 8
    Member
    652 posts
    Busy bee

    @lawbride88:  the one I went to was buffet style 🙂 so we a were able to choose whatever we want! Plus some people have diet restrictions so do keep that in mind because it’s a lot harder to make it vegetarian friendly with breakfast brunch 🙂 

     

    oh, and keep the bacon. No bacon = very sad guests 🙁 (the one I went to had bacon thankfully lol) 

    Post # 11
    Member
    546 posts
    Busy bee

    My mouth is watering! I love breakfast foods and I haven’t had breakfast today. Personally I am a morning person so I would be there with bells on and ready to dance, but I know that’s not everyone.  I’m planning an afternoon wedding. We’re having a band but I’m still a little concerned that people wont dance as much so my family and wedding party already knows that they’re gonna have to do a lot of dancing to keep the rest of the crowd motivated.

    ETA: I live on the east coast so I guess humidity is a little different. It is NOT cooler in the evening here in august,  well if it is, you can’t tell because the humidity is intense! 

    Post # 12
    Member
    652 posts
    Busy bee

    @lawbride88:  actually both I don’t mind. Both have their own charm and works in different ways. I know most people here will lean towards cocktail reception because it’s more formal like how a wedding should be. I’m trying to offer a different view attending as a guest and we enjoyed it just as much as an evening reception 🙂 

     

    at the end, all depenas in you and your FI’s style 🙂 

    Post # 16
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    11760 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’d prefer the cocktail party but 4 pieces per guest is nowhere near enough food for a reception that happens over meal time.  I believe 10-12 pieces per guest is what is recommended for a cocktail party over dinner. 

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