I am starting the planning of my wedding, therefore have been brainstorming ideas with my FH because God
knows May 2015 will be here in no time! In that, we decided that the most important
things to us at the wedding are photographs, video, good music and an open bar for our guests to
have a good time. It was actually my FH's idea to get married on a Friday because he prefers the wedding be out of the norm of the usual Saturday. I’ve always been sort of a night
owl so I figured a late Friday night wedding would by very modern and kind of cool!
Soooo, I was thinking for multiple reasons of having a 8pm ceremony, followed by the cocktail hour at 9pm and then the reception to follow with tons of appetizers (both hot and cold) with refreshments only (open bar). This will give guest ample time to go home and get ready etc after work and out of town guests time for travel and hotel check-in.
Usually, I am a fan of the traditional seated dinner reception, however, I just don't see the necessity of that on a late Friday night. In this instance I am leery of having an entire meal be served for various reasons. The time (because it's a late wedding I don't want to spend most of the night sitting down), them expense and because of cost we have to cut some
guests off the invite list ALL for food! It just doesn't seem important to
me or my fiance. We would much rather have everyone we love
there to celebrate and not serve dinner and just have a great time
drinking and dancing the night away!!! Problem is my fiance doesn't like the idea of not having a seated dinner, he thinks we can manage it all (he is not knowledgeable on cost per plate for weddings)! So I am undecided on the direction we should go.
My family is more conservative and traditional vs his family who are a bit more unconventional! Is this idea of not serving a plated dinner deemed acceptable or do you see it as tacky? Opinions??