Post # 1
We are having a destination wedding in Hawaii with my wedding is on Saturday, and the rehearsal dinner is on Friday (which is for family and bridal party only). We wanted to host a welcome cocktail party/happy hour at a bar on Thursday at 5pm for about 90 min. Would it be rude to only provide cocktails and appetizers? Would people be hungry and unsatisfied since it’s dinner time?
Post # 3
I don’t think it’s rude, but are people just arriving on Thursday?? I am always starving when I get off a plane, so I think I would rather be able to go get something to eat and have the welcome party later, around 9ish. If most people have already been there for a day or so, I’d say its fine.
Post # 4
Thanks! A lot of our guests haven’t yet booked their flights. There are a few that will arrive on thursday but I believe they arrive earlier in the day.
Post # 5
I think if it’s anywhere a dinner time, then people would expect a meal.
While not “rude” per se, it doesn’t follow the general rules.
So you could have it earlier or push is back at like 8-9pm perhaps.
Post # 6
I considered pushing it back, but a lot of the guests are bringing kids (young ones) which means they would have to retire early. Having it earlier was not recommended by the venue since it will be outdoors and hot. What if I make it clear that it’s only light appetizers? This is tougher than I thought!
Post # 7
As long as you make it clear it’s light apps and cocktails I think it’s fine. People can eat before or after.
Post # 8
I think its a nice idea, i would appreciate it. I agree to stipulate cocktail and canapes etc so people know they will get something else to eat later themselves.