RSVP for an afternoon, finger food wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 2
6660 posts
Bee Keeper

RSVPs are not just for dinner receptions. You may wish to state “light hors d’houevres and cocktails to follow” or otherwise indicate the type of reception so people may plan accordingly.

Post # 3
2181 posts
Buzzing bee

lilwren :  The purpose of an RSVP is for the host to know who is and is not attending. It’s not just for formal evening events!

Post # 4
13597 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

No you still need RSVPs to know how many people to get food for, how much alcohol to buy, how many chairs you need… 

I agree with PP to say “cocktail reception to follow” so people know a meal won’t be served.

Post # 5
828 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I will generally assume dinner is served at a wedding no matter what so it being at 2pm wouldn’t tip me off. I’d definitely want something that says “cake and punch reception” or “light hors d’houevres” or “cocktail reception” to let me know to have a really big lunch.  

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