Food and Cakes

Timing

If I have a 4:00 ceremony, do I need to serve a formal sit-down dinner at the reception? Or can I get away with an appetizer buffet? Thanks for the help!

Re: Timing

  • edited December 2011
    I think that depends on how late you're planning on having the reception go to. If you're planning on clearing everyone out for 6:30, then I think you could maybe get away with appetizers, but any later, I think you need to properly feed your guests.
  • danieliza1127danieliza1127
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    edited December 2011
    I would expect dinner unless you specifically said "Cocktail Reception" on the invitation.  Then I would expect drinks and appetizers and I would expect the reception to only last maybe two or two and a half hours, and we'd go get dinner afterward probably.
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  • amynwilliamsamynwilliams
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    edited December 2011
    Thanks ladies! It is nice to have an outside opinion.
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