Hello fellow brides-
I should mention this is a complete DIY wedding put on an mostly financed by us (including catering).
We are having our wedding and reception all in the same place (a rented beach house).
This means we won't actually be leaving the venue. We were going to take pictures on the beach after the ceremony while the rest of the people head to the cocktail hour in the backyard of the beach house.
We plan on serving a specific cocktail during that time and then instead of a receiving line, we will handle the first pour (we are serving mostly craft beer, wine on the tables). I am thinking after cocktail hour before dinner?
Does anyone have experience with ceremony and venue being the same place, so it makes a receiving line a little silly (well at least in terms of space)?
I am also a little worried about the timing between cocktail hour and "first pour" and dinner.
Thanks for any advice.