My FH and I are not getting any help paying for our wedding, and I refuse to take out loans so I have finally given up on my once dreamed of big, beautiful, sit down ballroom, extravaganza.
I have priced many places all over the state and have found one place near us that will do a 4 hour open bar, with hors d'oeuvres and dessert.
There will be a small table with cheeses, dips, veggies, crackers, etc.
Then there will be a buffet style,(and some butler style)
Chicken tenderloins, vegetable spring rolls, coconut shrimp, teriyaki beef satays, and scallops wrapped in bacon. (plus more)
There will also be a pasta station with two different types of pasta and a basket of garlic bread.
Dessert will be a buffet of eclairs, neapolitans, cannolies, petite cream puffs,cookies, brownies, cordials and I already asked her if we could also bring in our own cake as well.
I guess I just want an honest opinion about if this seems like enough to make a fun reception. I already asked friends and family but I don't know if they are just trying to ease some of my stress.
We do plan on having it on a Friday night. (I feel like a Saturday night I would HAVE to do a sit down).
I know the wording on the invitation would have to be clear about not having a sit down so I would also like advice on that. I was thinking like, "Hors D'oeuvres, drinks and dancing to follow" ?