(Closed) Only cake and drinks?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
4485 posts
Honey bee

That’s perfectly fine. If you’re having a great time, then everyone around you will too.

Post # 5
3331 posts
Sugar bee

I don’t think that’s too boring.  I went to a really fun reception once, and it was a “dessert reception”.  They had cocktails and coffee/tea, as well as cake and a couple of other dessert options.  The wedding was earlier in the day, at noon and then the reception was at 7. 

Post # 6
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think that you should try to have the reception at an off time so that people aren’t going in expecting a full dinner.  For example, don’t have your wedding at 6 and have the reception at 7 – 7:30 because that is close to dinner time.  I would also let people know that it is only a dessert reception on the invites.  Other than that, sounds like fun!

Post # 8
193 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

A 2 p.m. wedding with a reception following right after sounds fine. It’s good you chose a time that’s right after lunch and a long time before dinner, that way your guests won’t necessarily expect full meals. You might want to think about a short “intermission” after the ceremony so that the catering staff will have time to rearrange the seats from ceremony-mode to reception-mode, that way the guests can mingle comfortably as they enjoy their cake and refreshments.

Post # 9
175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Yes, perfectly fine. As long as the wedding and reception is at an off time that people are not expecting a meal. I went to a wedding several years ago and all they served as champagne, punch and wedding cake. People mingled around eating cake, sipping their drinks and it was a lovely afternoon.


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