That might not be terrible, but I think 7 is a little early and should be a meal. If the ceremony was at 8, I wouldn't expect a meal and a 2 hour dessert and wine reception would be fine. ETA: OP on your last post you said you were having a 6:30 outdoor ceremony with an outdoor reception. This type of wedding would have to be much later than that, and you'd pay more in lighting for a nighttime wedding than just having it inside.
What are you hoping to accomplish with this? No one on your last thread thought your plan was good, people won't just change their minds because of some book from David's.
Feed your guests a meal during meal time. If someone chooses not to feed their guests an actual meal, then that person should be prepared to not only have upset guests, but to have those guests talk about this (negatively) for a long time to come.
I think a wine-tasting reception would be great in the afternoon. Similarly, if it's late, coffee and dessert bar is fine (and delicious). But if you're having a reception during a mealtime, you need to provide an actual meal.
If I wanted to go wine tasting, I would go wine tasting. Not something I'd love to do at a wedding. That'd be weird. I'd skip wine tasting at 8 pm in the evening. Especially without food. If history repeats itself, I NEED food immediately after wine tasting.
If I wanted dessert and coffee, I would go to dinner. And then order dessert and coffee.
Both are terrible ideas with a 7 PM start time. Any wedding invite I got telling me to eat first so I could wine taste or have dessert, I would nope out of real fast.
Just because David's Bridal put it out, doesn't make it okay.
I think you can do it as long as your reception is not over a normal meal time where you live. If you live in an area where people have dinner at 5 pm, a 7 pm ceremony followed by a wine tasting or dessert and coffee might work. Be sure to give people enough time to get ready and for transportation to the venue.
If you live where people commonly go out for dinner at 7 or 7:30, this is not going to work for you or your guests.
I didn't write it, I came across it. I just posted it. They don't mention food in that tiny segment, but the whole page was about budgets.
My wedding personally will have mostly older people. Those that eat early. As we do too.
Me personally-I haven't decided what I am doing as I have nearly 6 mo left to think about it. I've got 3 venues that are not in demand and I recently found out that summer weddings here are least popular so many places offer discounts and lots of availability. Yay for me!
6 months is not a lot of time. I must have missed your last post because I seriously thought you were being sarcastic in pointing out the etiquette error on David's Bridal's part.
SERVE A MEAL! People come over my house at 2pm and I still have a full meal prepared. Most nights I don't get home from work until 7:00, so dinner is around 8:00. How would you feel being invited somewhere around dinner time and not getting dinner?