I'm having some disagreements between "us" and our families on what to do with our guests between events. My mother wants to host a cocktail hour, which we all liked the idea in the beginning, but once we got into the planning of it, we realized it was like planning a whole other event. We're on a pretty tight budget, and my fiance and I would like to pinch pennies wherever we can while still showing our guests a good time and making them comfortable. A good amount of them will be out of town guests, and I've heard from several other people that it's ok to include information about the city, and give them a list of things to do in the area between events. We're probably going to have an hour-2 hours between events for pictures.
Is it appropriate to just have a "things to do" list for our guests to entertain themselves before the reception?