(Closed) Spinoff: How long as your appetizer and/or cake only reception?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 4
336 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My sister did this back in December and her reception was 5 hours I do believe :-/ Kinda too long In My Humble Opinion. Because a few people still say “there is going to be more to eat at your reception than there was at your sister’s right?” So… I think unless you have apps/cookies/ other treats kinda going around all night long, It should be like 3 hours.

Edit: Because they served the apps buffett style like it was a meal, so people treated it as such but there was not enough there for it to be as filling as a meal. Sorry if that sounds confusing lol!

Post # 6
2819 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

We’ve booked our venue for four hours.

Post # 7
5547 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

We started the reception around 3, and by 4:30 everyone was pretty much gone. We just had cupcakes and was to have a cocoa and cider bar but it turned out to be 75 degrees outside so few people took advantage. We also didn’t have dancing, just chilling and talking.

Post # 8
1319 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

We had a 1:30 wedding with a reception in the fellowship hall of the church. Hors d’ouevres, cake, tea. It was over at 4:30. We had the normal stuff, but didn’t do dancing.

Post # 9
1576 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We are planning for 2 hours, but we’ew not having alcohol or a band or anything. However the following day we are having an all-day pig roast.

Post # 10
595 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

We’re doing an appetizer buffet and limited cocktails/beer, planning on 3-3 1/2 hours.

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