(Closed) No Reception??

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@mikaj313:  Sure! Do what you can afford!

Post # 4
41 posts
  • Wedding: November 2012

I think that sounds lovely. A reception doesn’t have to be the big to do that everyone thinks. It should be whatever works best for the couple, especially budget wise.

Post # 5
6 posts
  • Wedding: June 2013

Definitely just pick whatever feels comfortable for you.  If you are okay with not having a reception, then just go for it.  Can still be a very beautiful wedding without a reception. 

Post # 6
2105 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

A cake and punch reception is fine, but your invitations should indicate that.  Instead of the traditional, “Dinner to follow” or “Formal Reception to follow” you would want to say something like “Cake and punch reception to follow.”

Make sure that guests have enough to drink (doesn’t have to be alcohol) and at least some food (cake), and you’re all set.

I’m very confused though… your account says your wedding is in 6 days?

Post # 7
2692 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Wow, that sucks about the venue.  You can have just cake and some juice after the ceremony.  But make sure guests know that it’s not what they might expect on the invitations (ceremony followed by cake and punch).  

Post # 8
1375 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Cake and punch make a perfectly lovely reception.  2 extra hours at  your venue sounds fine, it is just enough time for people to mingle.  As long as it is held at an off-meal time, so people aren’t expecting lunch or dinner, you should be all set.

Post # 9
3170 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Sounds fine! Could you not just rent out a bar or some other place that you wouldn’t normally think of so there ‘s a place to hang out after?

Post # 10
6123 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@mikaj313:  That is still a reception!  Just of a different variety.  As long as you thank your guests for coming you are fine.  Cake and a toast is still proper etiquette!


Look at this one done for $3000.  It was a cookie reception.

A Sweet Handmade Church Wedding for 3K: Sara + Steve


However if you do have guests who are flying in, maybe alert them that it is a dessert reception perhaps?

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