(Closed) Social Reception

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I think it will be fabulous.  I wanted to do that format – but Fiance veto’d.  I haven’t been to that type of wedding, but have friends that have – and they all raved about it.

I’m assuming you’ll have tables and chairs for people to sit at, if they chose – correct?

Post # 5
181 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

we are having a buffet style lunch with no assigned seating, people tend to move around as soon as theyre done eating anyway and i dont want anyone tethered to seats. we may even have additional seating outside, tables and chairs and couches, weather permitting

Post # 6
449 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We are using this format, but our seating will be limited to two large conversational seating areas (couches, chairs, huge coffee tables) and some scattered chairs along the periphery. I want people to keep moving, not plop down and get too comfy. Trying to come up with a heavy appetizer menu, all things that don’t require silverware or cutting.

Standing cocktail tables can be a nice options for this format.

Post # 8
837 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think it sounds great, though I would caution if you are having plated meals (or any messy food), your guests may be a little put out trying to balance a plate, glass, purse, favor, etc. while wearing heels in a cocktail dress. 

Post # 9
222 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We’re doing this!  We’re having a big cocktail party, essentially, and we’re really excited.  It’s semi-formal and elegant, yet it reflects our personalities very well.  We too are going to have some seating (they say you should plan to seat 50% of your guests at one time), but we hope that people will be up and around the whole night! Cant wait‘s conversation area idea is brilliant!

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