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Beginner June 2020 Saskatchewan

No supper

Jordan, on November 1, 2019 at 00:37 Posted in Wedding reception 0 9
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Hey everyone! We are getting married in March and I am just getting ready to order invites! However I need some advice as our wedding is a bit different due to family size and budget.
We are having a Friday evening wedding with no supper. I am thinking this on the invite.
630pm cocktails and appies700pm ceremony745pm reception.By just putting reception am I indicating a supper? Should I put dance instead of reception?

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Latest activity by Randi, on November 5, 2019 at 08:42
  • Randi
    Newbie December 2019 Ontario
    Randi ·
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    I do a lot of corporate events aside from my own wedding planning and you can put something as simple as "cocktails & canapés followed by the ceremony". It's a bit more formal without the promise of a dinner.

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  • Ashley
    VIP August 2020 Ontario
    Ashley ·
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    I would specify that its just dancing. to me reception means dinner. you dont want any confusion or any upset guests!

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  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
    Vinod ·
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    There is a term that is used if your not serving dinner. Cocktail Reception would say it all. They would have to get dinner on their own.

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  • Amelia
    Master October 2020 New Brunswick
    Amelia ·
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    We're doing the same thing! I was going to put a line something like "join us for drinks, dessert, and dancing".


    I think you're the first Friday bride I've found on here Smiley smile
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  • Tori
    Top October 2019 Manitoba
    Tori ·
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    Okay, then I think just changing it to an after party or dancing would be sufficient. Especially if you let it get out by word of mouth that there won't be a sit down supper provided.

    I think that if they are having hors d'oeuvres served at cocktail hour and then taco's later on then that's good enough for the timeline you have.

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  • M
    Expert September 2019 Ontario
    Meaghan ·
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    Then I would push it all back. Ceremony at 8 and then you can have the reception with the late night buffet. I would be very concerned about safety if I were serving alcohol to people who may not have eaten. The later start will give people opportunity to eat dinner and then come to the wedding. Just my thoughts.
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  • J
    Beginner June 2020 Saskatchewan
    Jordan ·
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    Sorry I totally left out at 10pm we will be serving a taco bar, as well as desserts around 9pm. There will be alchohol served
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  • Tori
    Top October 2019 Manitoba
    Tori ·
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    Completely agree with Meaghan. If it is going to be held at supper time then supper should be served - would it be possible to move the time to later? (Although some people eat as early as 5PM you have to take into consideration some people might be coming straight from work or only making a pit stop at home to change really quick.)

    That and I'm not sure if alcohol is being served but here in MB they require food to be served when there is alc. present so maybe you could at least do a late night snack if you weren't already planning on it?

    If neither of those are what you want to do then I would just make sure to call it an afterparty or dancing but still include a little *please remember to eat before you come* type of insert.

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  • M
    Expert September 2019 Ontario
    Meaghan ·
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    Even more than indicating a meal by saying reception, the timing of your event is during meal time so people will reasonably expect to be fed.
    I would move the time of the event, either earlier or later so that it doesn't overlap with a meal time, and then refer to it as a cocktail reception for clarity
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