Need help with my cocktail reception menu!
Posted 13 February 2009 - 03:52 PM
So from my understanding & best guesses...
10:30 - leave
10:00 - last call, start gathering stuff, moving to the pick up spot
9:00 - desserts open to everyone
8:30 - Cut the cake/serve the first cupcake/make the first s'more
8:00 - Special Dances
7:30 - Last round of passes HD's
7:00 - Toasts, next round of passed HD's
6:00 - First round of passed HD's
5:30 - Buffet open - trays, chips & salsa, etc.
5:00 - Wedding
4:30 - Arrive at Wedding site, find seats, get programs
4:00 - People meet to be transported to site
I have found that most guests appreciate some kind of framework at an event. So even though it will have a cocktail party feel, you can easily mix in some of the traditional wedding events.
There will be a certain amount of down time & gaps while you are taking pictures, especially if there is a group shot, people are congratualting you, going to the bar, finding a seat, going potty, trays are being re-filled,etc.
Either way, I think you have enough food if the passed HD's are on the substancial side. You will want to figure at least one piece of everything per person.
Also, you might want to see if the venue will place any left over passed HDs on your buffet tables so guests can continue to snack. I would also add some salsa to the guac. Salsa is really cheap so it shouldn't blow the budget.
Posted 13 February 2009 - 04:02 PM
We are hoping to turn the cocktail party into a bit of a dance party probably around like 8ish...but if the cupcakes and s'mores are available at that time people can snack on them, dance, snack, dance, repeat. If they want...
Good point about putting the leftovers on the table. I was going to do 2 pieces of everything per person...depending on cost.
Posted 13 February 2009 - 04:40 PM
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I really appreciate everyone's input!
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