- 9 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
Don’t take my head off for this… 😛
Fiance and I are scrapping the catering idea because the one we found just did not pan out at all (they said they wouldn’t be able to book us or do a tasting or get us a quote, basically work with us at all, until next spring…our wedding is next June…LOL REALLY?? No thanks!) and we can’t find anything else even remotely in our budget. Plus, catering is such a racket and we just do not want to deal with it.
Our new (and much more comfortable) plan is to get fruit/veg/cheese/cracker/dip platters from Sam’s Club or the like, and serve that, pop, wine, beer, and cake/cookies at the reception.
The only thing is…we can’t have an afternoon wedding, and I don’t want to have an evening wedding.
I want the ceremony to fall sometime between 4:30-5:30, and have the reception start between 5-6, because our venue will kick us out at 11pm, and I want to spend as much time as I can partying and soaking up my one and only (presumably!) wedding. I don’t want the ceremony to start at 7pm and not get to the reception until 8, y’know?
I understand that having a ceremony at 5:30 and a reception start at 6 is over what some people call “dinnertime” and thus they might be hungry and either be mad/uncomfortable at the lack of food or just leave early to get dinner. But if we made it plainly clear on the invites that this is a “cake and punch” reception, would it be *that* difficult for people to eat dinner before a 5:30 wedding? I know it’s early-ish for some people to eat dinner, but I don’t think it’s that unreasonable. I certainly wouldn’t mind it if I got an invite to this type of reception at that time of day.
Our venue rental is only for 3pm-11pm so having an afternoon wedding isn’t really an option. Originally we were planning to have a 3:30 ceremony, cocktail hour from 4-5, dinner from 5-6, and dancing from 6-whenever. But now obviously we don’t need a cocktail hour, and I don’t want to make people go from 3:30 to the end of the night without a proper meal, so that’s definitely not the plan anymore.
I dunno! Thoughts, opinions?