My wedding has been pushed back so many times now due to so many non-financial reasons that we aren't willing to push it back again for money reasons. We want to be married already. So, our budget is tiny.
We will have an afternoon outdoor ceremony in the Fall and the reception will start at 2. It's an outdoorsy, rustic camping theme. This is what we are planning on having -
trail mix buffet (this will double as the favor)
coffee bar (we are borrowing the huge carafes from our church.. we will have coffee and hot water with hot chocolate packets and hot tea bags. On the table will be sugar, sweeteners, creamers, honey, syrups, etc. if the venue lets us bring alcohol, we'll have a couple of liquor mix ins like baileys). We will also have bottled water.
dessert table with the wedding pie (no cake) (apple, peach, a couple of others, purchased from our local bakery), smores (purchased, our grocer does them in trays), cookies (homemade) and a cheesecake dip served with fresh fruit and pound cake cubes (homemade)
We can bring in our own food to our venue.
This is a very casual, short reception for about 50. Fiance and I go back and forth on whether we need to offer non-sweets (veggie tray, cheese and crackers, etc). Do we need to?
And what to call this on our invites so that no one is expecting a meal? We're not serving cake OR punch so I don't really want to call it that, lol.