(Closed) Lunch or Dinner Reception? How did you decide?

posted 4 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
12103 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@MaryRachel:  I personally don’t get the lunch reception idea.  They just seem so weird to me and very casual.  I can’t see my guests dancing up a storm at 2:30 in the afternoon having a great party just to call it a day at 4:00?  That said, if you don’t want the ‘party’ atmospehere and would prefer no dancing and something more casual then lunch makes sense…

Post # 4
4684 posts
Honey bee

Lunch is more casual, dinner is more formal. If you want a more casual reception with less dancing and alcohol, then choose lunch. If you’re into the big party scene, then go for a dinner reception.

Post # 6
688 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I was open to any time of day but when it came time to decide, we ultimately wanted more of a party and an open bar..so night time it was!

Post # 7
990 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MaryRachel:  We chose the dinner reception and had the same kind of timeline you have. I wanted more time to get ready etc and not be so stressed on time the day of. Congrats and Best Wishes!

Post # 8
10454 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Dinner/dance just screams wedding to me. Go with dinner! 

Post # 9
906 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I’ve been to wonderful afternoon receptions, but the truly memorable ones have all been dinner affairs. I think that’s because I’m a big fan of a dance party, though. Granted, I was once at an afternoon reception in Manhattan that involved the bride and groom (both investment bankers) dancing to “Gold Digger.” THAT was memorable.

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