Budget Savvy Brides: $5K and Under

Cocktail Receptions

Are they a money saver?


Do guests enjoy this?


Is it appropriate for a 8:00 start time?


Different Stations and appetizers are what I was thinking.... what is your opinion?


 


Thanks in advance!

Posted on May 14, 2010 at 9:12 pm
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Wonderwomanne
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I'd say that a cocktail reception, for an evening wedding is quite appropriate.


As long as you don't go over board on appetizers, it would likely be a money saver.


I'm in favour of the idea :)

Posted on May 16, 2010 at 7:23 am
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We are having one.  We are having desserts and appetizers.  Yummy!

Posted on May 16, 2010 at 9:36 am
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We are doing the same thing.It gives you a variety of different options.You can even do a theme ie asian,italian,etc

Posted on January 22, 2011 at 10:08 am
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this is REALLY expensive! My caterer told me it would be cheaper to have a sit down dinner than to have apps!

Posted on July 17, 2011 at 3:35 pm
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We're doing this, and it's saving us. We're doing $1000 for an afternoon hors d'ouevres and dessert reception for 150 people.

Posted on August 1, 2011 at 11:23 am
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We're doing cocktail reception too and our start time is 8pm.  It seemed especially appropriate because we only have the venue until 11pm and when you break everything down there's really not much time for a sit down dinner!  Plus its way cheaper.. we're using Costco for our food :)

Posted on August 17, 2011 at 9:12 pm

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