Okay so my FH and I have decided to have a very simple, short reception in his mothers garden (we're inviting about 70 people) With just simple food like sandwiches and salads, some deserts. No dancing or drinking. How long should I expect this to last? We are hoping for like an hour long reception, maybe even shorter. We dont want toasts or anything just casual and relaxed. Should I "Join us for a short reception" on the card so people arent suprised when we leave after only an hour? Its at 3 oclock so i figure people assume it wont be an all night sort of thing...wdyt?