Alexa
Devoted bride July 2018 Alberta

Cocktail reception or Buffet reception?

Alexa, on 5/December/2017 at 10:35 Posted in Wedding reception
Pros and Cons of each? Can't decide which is better? Worried Cocktail Reception will run out of food since small portion sizes but it's $2-$5 cheaper depending on type of cocktail reception we choose
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  • Marina
    Devoted bride July 2018 Alberta
    Marina ·
    I do like cocktail receptions as well, but we are instead doing buffet reception, as my partner thought that it is better this way, and we make sure they everyone will be full before we start dancing.
  • Andrea
    Expert bride September 2017 Ontario
    Andrea ·

    For me it would depend on the start time of the ceremony. If you're having a later start time, say 6:30 p.m., then it would be fun to do a cocktail reception since it's more of an evening affair and people can have something to eat before they come. If you're getting started earlier, I would offer a meal since people will be there for longer. I think a cocktail reception has a very fun and social vibe since you don't really have to be seated for a full meal.

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