(Closed) Tell me about yours!

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
339 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Ceremony: 1pm

Reception:6 pm  with a sit down dinner and 2 passed hors deovres (sp?)  The meal will be either baked cod or stuffed chicken, risotto, seasonal vegetable.  And of course there will be cake!  Amaretto cake with raspberry filling 🙂

Post # 4
1566 posts
Bumble bee

Ceremony: 5PM

Reception immediately following 

Cocktail hour with passed appetizers

Food stations for dinner

A dessert station and wedding cake


We’re doing everything at one location with no break in between. If that’s an option, I think it’s best for guests.

Post # 5
806 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ceremony and reception at the same site

Ceremony starting around 5pm (will be short- 20-30 minutes max)

Cocktail hour immediately following in another part of the facility (non-passed apps, and limited open bar or full open bar – tbd)

Then a plated 3-course dinner (guests will choose from 3 entrees), bar available, (undecided yet whether there will be a champagne toast), followed by wedding cake


We wanted to serve dinner at a reasonable hour – it’s a pet peeve of ours when the main course doesn’t come out until like 10pm.

Post # 6
230 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Our ceremony was at 4PM in a meadow by a lake.  We shuttled guests up and back (which was about 20-30 minutes).  Cocktail hour was from 5:00-6:30 (wine, beer, 2 signature drinks plus appetizers, passed and stationed).  Dinner was plated (halibut stuffed with crab, ny strip steak, or a vegetarian option which was a polenta cake).  We had a wedding cake and pies for dessert plus a smores bar set up by the outdoor fire pit on the patio. 

I really liked doing a plated dinner, starting with the salad course, etc… It gave everyone a chance to sit down, eat, relax, etc…  I’ve been to a ton of weddings with buffets and definitely prefer the plated dinner option. 

Post # 7
1184 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My ceremony will be at 2 p.m.

Reception immediately following the ceremony

Chips and salsa as appetizer

Buffet style dinner

We’re not that clear on the menu but I think we are having two main dishes probably Carnitas and Chicken breast with rice and beans and of course salad!

What about you Mrs. Menard to Be  ?

Post # 8
149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We are also doing ceremony and reception in same place, but the order a little mixed up since we have lot of family members that tend to arrive “fashionably late”. So:

7:30 cocktail hour

8:30 ceremony (hopefully all will have arrived by then) 🙂

9:00 dinner

dancing all night

The wedding is in June so the ceremony time is coordinated with sunset more or less.


Post # 10
2532 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ceremony 6 or 6:30

Cocktail hour after ceremony

Reception after cocktail hour


We are planning to do a buffet with southern foods and lots of seafood! We are going to have mini crab cakes (Im from Maryland) and sushi (its our favorite!)

Post # 11
571 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Ceremony at 3:15, cocktail hour at 4pm cheese plate, appetizers, beer and wine, then reception at 5pm .  Seated dinner, Filet Mignon and Salmon, twice baked potatoes, veggies, chocolate fountain, cake cutting, dancing!

Post # 12
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

2       ceremony (Catholic)

3:30   cocktail hour starts (~15 mins away from church)

3 passed hor d’oeuvres

beer, wine, iced tea, soda, ice water available at the bar

–> We might do our first dance immediately after arriving at the reception venue

5:15   guests seated, dinner served

buffet – spinach salad, cucumber tomato salad, marinated skirt steak, lemon caper chicken, roasted red potatoes, rice pilaf, grilled veggies, focaccia bread

Post # 13
1184 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

If you’re having your wedding ceremony at 12 p.m. you can have maybe a lunch not just hors d’oeuvres. Like a cold cut try with ham, salami, chease etc they can build their own sandwich station… Or Idk just have a long coctail hour and then serve dinner early like 5:30 p.m.

Your wedding is in 5 months so I hope you decide soon. I already sent my Save-The-Date Cards out and I just bought my DIY invites. 

Congrats! also Good luck.

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