Just Said Yes October 2020

Cocktail Hour

ASHLEIGH, on October 30, 2019 at 1:42 PM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 11
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Do you have to have a cocktail Hour? We are not having a bar. Just beer and Wine station


  • Courtney
    Rockstar December 2019
    Courtney ·
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    Cocktail hour is best, even if it's just beer and wine. This gives the couple time to finish photos while the guests mingle.

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  • Amber
    Master February 2020
    Amber Online ·
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    It's not required to have a cocktail hour. We're having one (beer and wine only with fruit, veggie, and cheese trays) so the guests have something to do while we take pictures after the ceremony. My cousin went straight into dinner right after the ceremony while she and her husband were taking photos for that entire hour, which I think is odd personally. I don't want to start dinner if we aren't even at the reception lol.

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  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
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    If there is any break between the ceremony & reception, I'd have one! If you need to take pictures, change, etc. so guests aren't bored. It's okay just to offer beer and wine and appetizers during this time.

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  • Future Mrs. Danger
    Expert November 2019
    Future Mrs. Danger ·
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    We are doing what the above post is saying. Our guest will go straight from the reception to dinner. We are doing a first look, so there wont be that many pictures after the ceremony.

    Our venue actually recommended that we do this. They said guest love not having to wait. We are opening the bar with dinner, as well.

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  • Kelly
    Champion October 2018
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    We had beer and wine only, passed appetizers, and a cheese and charcuterie station. Cocktail hour doesn’t mean liquor it just means drinks and snacks before dinner. It’s my favorite part of any wedding I attend!
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  • Ivy ORP
    VIP October 2019
    Ivy ORP ·
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    We had a cocktail hour while we finished up pictures after the ceremony and just had beer and wine. Unless you're going right from the ceremony to dinner there should be something to occupy guests.

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  • Reena
    Dedicated July 2020
    Reena ·
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    We are only having beer/wine and we are planning a cocktail hour. During this period my fiancé and I will be eating. We also have to feed our photographer and wedding planner. They will be eating too.

    When the guest are eating we will be mingling.
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  • Nicole
    Savvy June 2020
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    We will be having a cocktail hour for guests while we do pictures after the ceremony.
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  • A
    Master October 2019
    Angelena Online ·
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    Cocktail hours are most of the times my favorite part! It doesn't matter if you're only serving wine and beer, you can still have a cocktail hour with them and apps! It gives a cushion between ceremony and dinner. Say your ceremony starts at 3 and goes til 3:30. 3:45-4ish isn't really dinner time.

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  • Taylor
    Savvy November 2019
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    We are having a cocktail hour because it's one of my favorite times at weddings! We went a little overboard with food (3 butler passed and a table of little nibles) and an open bar. I'm honestly said that my FH and I don't get to attend because we will be taking pictures, but I will definitely be getting some of the hors devours!

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  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle ·
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    We had a snack break or social hour
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