Social hour

posted 2 years ago in Beehive
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper

La Profesora :  I’ve heard it call Social Hour, so that seems fine. My only thing with it is, isn’t the whole wedding social? So in my mind, I kind of wonder how Social Hour is different than socializing the rest of the night, but whatever. It’s minor and I can’t come up any better wording, so Social Hour works.

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I’m not an alcohol-free bee myself, but I think social hour is a good name. you could also just nix having a specific name altogether and just be like “reception to start at X:XX” most people understand that dinner isn’t served right at the start of a reception. Either way, don’t overthink it. 

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Refreshments in the garden

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

Are you talking about what to call it to each other or to put on a program? I feel like social hour is fine for either, but for print you could also just put down ‘Refreshments’ -enjoy some light soft beverages and appetizers before dinner. We’re having a brunch wedding and actually thinking about doing our cocktail hour before the ceremony to give people time to arrive, and are likely going to do low/no alcohol and instead do coffees and such, and possibly including some lawn games for people to do. Would that be an opton, or maybe have some boardgames or puzzles to go with and call it game hour or something? Or if there are patio heaters/a fireplace you could call it cider by the fire? Also I love the idea of cider and hot chocolate!! We’re doing December so it might be a little late for cider but hmmmm who doesnt love cider.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

La Profesora :  many people will call it a “mocktail” hour and serve non-alcholic mixed drinks. you didn’t mention mocktails, but could you add them to the plan?

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

Oh that sounds really neat. What about ‘Coffee and Conversation?’ or ‘Coffee and Conversation at X Venue’?

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

La Profesora :  Okay I understand. You probably don’t *need* to be that specific on the reception card (this could be on the program, for instance), but I defer to you. I still like social hour. I don’t think it’s confusing. The whole thing is social, sure, but dinner and dancing are a little different than the social-ness of just having a cup of tea and chatting. Since there is going to be live music you could put “music and refreshments at [location] followed by dinner at [other location].” just by distinguishing the concept of “dinner,” you are signaling that the other thing is “not dinner,” which would work fine as well. 

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