Post # 1
Hello weddingbee brides!
I am at loss..
Our ceremony is at 1:30 pm, and will be done by 3 pm. Our reception is held elsewhere,and a having family style plated dinner of 7-8 courses (asian style) at golf club. Reception time is at 6:30. The time in btwn– people either can explore downtown, go back to their hotel to change into evening wear, etc…
With the reception time at 6:30, i know there are some people who will be late! probably more than half! b/c they will be on Asian time..
I am at odds whether or not to have cocktail hour.. the only reason to do it so for those who show up on time, in this case probalby just 1/3 of the people.. but i am afraid if dinner is at 7:15 pm.. peopel will be too full, since it’s 6 courses..
WHAT should i do? i dont want angry guests.. )-:
Post # 3
That is a long gap. What are your guests doing from 3 to 6:30?
Is there anyway to do the ceremony from 3:30-4:30, start cocktail hour at 5pm and then get everyone started at 6pm and dinner at 7:15. Are you having other activies going on?
Post # 4
I forgot to add that we have a tea Ceremony at 9 am. So it’s back to back tea ceremony, followed by lunch, followed by Church ceremony at 1:30 pm
The golf club won’t let me start any earlier than 6 pm… the activities in btwn is just sight seeing in downtown.
it takes about 45 minutes to commute from the church.
Their hotel is right next to the Reception site. Our family fotos won’t be done will till 3:30 pm.
So family will be back by their hotel 4:15 pm at earliest.. so we figured they could rest for a few hours, since everyone’s been on their feet since morning.
Hence the 6:30 start time.. but really i foresee them arriving at 7 ish..
Post # 5
I always like to have some type of small appetizer at wedding receptions because I like to chomp down as soon as I walk-in (gives me something to do, I guess). A fruit and cheese display would make me happy without filling me up.
Post # 6
i would just go with a simple appetizer, like fruit and cheese and crudite. no need for expensive hand-passed hors d’oeuvres.
Post # 7
I would say skip the cocktail hour. Have you seen TV shows where there are 8 course meals with cocktail hour and the guests just couldn’t eat anymore? It’s a waste of food.