I am new here and newly engaged and planning our wedding for October 2017.
My FH and I absolutely love appetizers and hors d'ooeuvres, we frequently go out for "supper" and order a couple of appetizers instead of a meal. That being said, we'd really like to do hors d'oeuvres at our reception.
I know generally the idea is that these types of receptions are done for cost-saving purposes, however this is not our intention. We plan to have loads of food (15-20 pieces per person) and many different options for guest to choose. It will include heavier options such as a sandwich bar with freshly carved ham and roast beef with toppings, a stirfry bar, in addition to passed hors d'oeuvres and other trays that guests can help themselves.
I've seen on other message boards about criticism around the time of a hors d'oeuvres only reception. We're hoping to have our reception start at 6:30pm, many think this is too early due to conflicting with supper time from what I have read? Is this really too early if we intend to make this like meal?
What does everyone think?