Let's revisit the dessert reception idea. I'm still fairly torn as to what to do.
- Allows for variety
- Allows for mingling
- Shorter reception (that's a Pro to me!)
- Might not hit everyones' tastes
- Too unique?
- Timing is strange
- No structured order of events
So, this is my school of thinking right now:
12:30 pm Ceremony @ church (no mass, just ceremony)
1:00-ish - ceremony ends, begin BRIEF pictures ( I don't want a lot at the church...)
1:30 - Reception begins (only about 15 minute drive tops, so that works out...)
2:00 - Bridal party entrance after pictures, segues right into first dance...
4:30 - finish
Invitations would read "Dessert reception to follow" in order to make it very clear that there is no standard meal provided.
Desserts would be in abundance, approx. 8 selections per person (including cake slice).
So for the questions:
As a guest, would you find this to be "acceptable"?
As a member of the bridal party (if you are), would you mind a 12:30 ceremony, meaning preparations would begin potentially around 8 am?