(Closed) When you see “Cake and Punch” reception, what do you expect?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

to me it says that we’re having cake and punch and not a meal. pretty straight forward.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

It means cake and punch to me!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I would think there isn’t a full meal and just dessert and no alcohol. I would take it as a cue to eat before the wedding.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think it means that there isn’t a full meal of any kind and that there will be cake (and maybe other desserts? but I wouldn’t count on it) and punch 🙂

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would think cake (wedding cake!!) and punch as in drinks but not a full bar

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I agree with the girls above.  It seems pretty straight forward to me that it’s dessert only and no alcohol. 

I think if I was you, I would just be concerned that people gloss over it, not necessarily not understand it.  I think lots of girls here have said that they’ve sent out invites & will still get asked when the date is.  So, I would make sure it was on the wedding website & use word of mouth to emphasize it.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would think cake or other sweets and non-alcoholic drinks and a bit of mingling

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

Cake. And Punch.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Short and sweet reception with no meal, no alcohol and no dancing. I agree with those that say you should be prepared for some of your guests to still be surprised as not everyone reads invitations thoroughly. Some of our guests have been surprised to hear that our wedding is in the morning even though the time is right there on the invite!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Yup, cake and punch!  We said “dessert reception” and did a selection of mini-desserts along with our cake.   Mmmmm, wish I had some cake right now.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think it helps your guests “figure it out” because you aren’t having the reception over a standard meal time as well.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think between the time of day, the wording and now that it’s being spread by word of mouth, hopefully everyone will get it.  If not, they will when they get there!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee

I think it sounds great!!! I would probably still expect alcohol (is that an Australian thing? our punch is often alcoholic and I would expect champagne too maybe bc Australians tend to have booze at every event) but I wouldn’t be overly surprised to see it wasn’t there (I would tell myself “well they said cake and punch so what did you expect”). This is the kind of reception I keep thinking people should have if they a) don’t want to spend a fortune and/or b) are expected to invite 300 people. Sounds lovely to me.

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