(Closed) Tapas reception help… Should warn my guests?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

No, I don’t think you need to warn them.  It sounds like a good amount of food, and for an afternoon wedding, I would not expect to receive a full meal.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Cedar Lake Cellars

Yes, I have wanted to leave an reception early before because I was starving.  It’s always better to warn them so they can prepare (and therefore, stay to celebrate)

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Some guests may have dietary requirements but I shouldn’t really worry about informing guests as you might get a few calls from people asking u to change the menu that stuff like that you don’t need as its added stress so to be honest I wouldn’t warn people about anything.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

No, I think your menu is perfect for your reception hours. I wouldn’t warn anyone. 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

I think that’s a sufficient menu for the time. With letting them know about the food selection, was that just so they’d know they will be fed?

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

@oneovakind:  are you going to have any sort of menu cards? I understand your concern- you don’t want people thinking the stations are cocktail hour, vs. their meal. Maybe “cocktail reception to follow” on the invites-, so they know it’s not sit down?

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

No I don’t think it’s necessary

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@rebwana:  i agree with the last bit.

Perhaps ‘hor d’oeuvres reception to follow” on the invite but no need to go into details of what you plan on serving.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Linz1231:  Totally.

 

It’s 2-6, they should have already had lunch by then and you’re basically suplementing snacks so they can enjoy cocktails without getting tanked.  You’re fine.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Hmm. My reception is this style as well (although it’s from 5-10 so there will definitely be A LOT of food there). Are you having any passed hors ‘doeuvres during the “cocktail hour” to separate it from the actual “dinner,” of the tapas? 

I think there is no reason to inform people beforehand, personally. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

2-6 aren’t dinner hours so I don’t think people will be expecting a full, seated dinner.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I don’t think it’s required at all to tell guests but it might be nice to get it out by word of mouth.  My cousin is having a cocktail reception and I was happy to know about it ahead of time but would still have stuffed my face with appetizers whether I knew or not haha

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would put on the invites “Hor d’ouvres reception to follow.” Otherwise I would absolutely think that I had walked into cocktail hour and “save room” for dinner. 

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