A Cocktail Style Reception Wedding

The other day I had an appointment with one of my June bride’s and she was stressed because work has kept her incredibly busy and she doesn't feel organized or have anything truly finalized. She and her fiance did know right from the beginning that they wanted a casual affair, meaning they didn't want their guests to feel constricted to sitting at a table for 1-2 hours for dinner service. After getting a better understanding of what she didn't want I offered up the idea of having a Cocktail Style Reception. This is more informal then a buffet, as even with a buffet you typically provide seating for all of your guests, while as for a cocktail style reception you provide seating for half of your guests using a variety of different sized tables (short cocktail tables, tall high boys and typical 60” rounds). The food selections are also usually items that you could easily eat while standing, which makes the lack of seating okay.  

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