Hey Ladies! I had a few etiquette questions about the reception. Any thoughts and opinions are always appreciated.
When it comes to the cocktail hour (basically the time the guests are waiting for the wedding party to arrive), do you feed the guests hors d'oeuvres. Does that food get eaten or wasted? Also, do you leave them out of the reception area until the wedding party arrives? We are having our reception at hickory street annex but our ceremony at a church. So the guests will arrive back to the reception before us. We have to decide whether to provide drinks/snacks and leave them downstairs until we arrive or go ahead and let them go upstairs. We will be serving a buffet for dinner.
When it comes to kiddos...we are so unsure to if you say anything at all on the invite. Is it just assumed adults only. We have several family and friends who have mentioned they want to allow their kids to come (in these cases their kids are 13-15 years old and we don't mind. Our son will obviously be there and he will be 14). But we don't want to blow our guest list and budget out of the water when we have limited space and budget. Any thoughts on this?
HSA is BYOB. Have any of you served Liquor and Beer or is it easier to do beer and wine only? We also considered Beer and Wine only for all wedding guests and liquor for wedding party.....All depends on cost.
Thanks for your thoughts!