Cocktail hour or no?
Posted 17 February 2010 - 06:58 PM
Posted 25 February 2010 - 02:04 PM
Posted 24 March 2010 - 02:21 PM
My wedding isn't at an AI, but I totally understand not wanting to pay extra for something that is actually included in the price of the room.
Posted 27 April 2010 - 10:01 PM
My concern is that I dont want to look cheap since cocktail hr usually is for the guest to have cocktails.
Posted 28 April 2010 - 01:53 PM
Posted 28 April 2010 - 02:05 PM
Posted 28 April 2010 - 03:48 PM
| Originally Posted by KelZavs20 |
To me, the main reason for a "cocktail hour" is to keep your guests occupied between the ceremony and the reception while you are taking pictures - I think its important to have something during that time for your guests, but i do not think it has to be anything extravagant. You are serving appetizers, and i think its perfectly fine not to have alcoholic beverages during that time, just so long as you have some sort of beverage....maybe a signature lemonade? just a thought!
Suggestion - maybe you could try and count how many of your guests are drinking, and agree on a few bottles of red and/or white and/or sparkling wine that would cover for 1-2 glasses each ? That way, they would have something, and you would also ensure the quantity is limited and nobody gets drunk before the dinner, and you would still remain in a limited budget ?
Now of course, if you're in an AI it does not make sense to pay extras - when guests can just go get a drink at the nearby bar !!
Posted 01 May 2010 - 01:22 AM
Posted 01 May 2010 - 01:41 AM
from a photographer stand point I love when they have a coctail hour because it's usually a little cooler and typically the sun is starting to set at that point and makes for amazing photo opportunities.
If it's going to make the budget tighter and you need to cut something then make sure you plan enough time for some photos around that time to sneak away and get photos taken
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