(Closed) what time for lunch reception?

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
539 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

okay, for the after party, I think you should see if your bridesmaids can take the reins on that. If everyone is paying for themselves, then maybe your bms can just say to people “some of us will be grabbing drinks after at ___, you should join us.” This way it isn’t part of the wedding exactly, but still people will know and come. I think if you were to send some sort of invite it would blur those lines, but word of mouth is probably best here.

not sure about your other question. I agree that later is usually better in terms of alcohol. Im not sure that the time matters that much as long as the invitations clearly state that a lunch reception will follow, so people can plan accordingly 

Post # 4
604 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’m also planning a lunch reception for 2pm! The reception will be from 2-6pm  I do think it is sort of late for lunch but our venue wasn’t available any eariler.  We did look at a few other venues within a few blocks but none worked out. 

We’re also having an after party!!  It will be at a local bar.  We can rent a private room for free as long as we meet the food and beverage minimum. We’re planning to order appetizers for the group and then keep the bar tab open until we hit the minimum, then people will have to pay for their own drinks.  I dont’ think it would be bad to have something non-hosted though, where guests are welcome to join you at a bar after the reception but you don’t have to pay for the tab. 

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