Maybe I don't understand. When it is appropriate to have one or the other? I never gave anything but a seated meal style reception a thought, but the wedding coordinator at my venue suggested we have a hors doeuvre reception. We are having a Wednesday wedding, 6:30pm ceremony with the reception in the same venue as the wedding. The reception is a tad on the short side, 3 hours, so wrap up will be done by 10pm. Not too late for those needing to work Thursday. The WC said many brides and grooms of shorter receptions chose the hors doeuvre reception because it's more casual and "faster". But I think that if I were coming out to a wedding, I would expect to be feed a meal. Am I wrong? Would a hors doeuvre reception be more proper for my style of wedding?