Cocktail style Weddings
Forget the politics of seating arrangements when hosting a cocktail wedding. A stand up cocktail wedding removes the chance of someone being seated next to who they don’t like and the risk that someone feels offended they’re not placed closer to the bridal table also is removed. A cocktail wedding reception is far more fluid, allowing guests mingle and be social. On the wedding day, the bride and groom will also be able to circulate around the reception area far more freely.
Guests are presented with more different flavours and food offerings at cocktail wedding with an exciting range of hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, canapés and tapas style offerings consistently brought out throughout the evening. This makes the food a talking point and can provide more interest in the food than the traditional choice of a chicken, beef or vegetarian pasta dish offered as the choices for sit down weddings. It’s also a good idea to have set food stations around the room for guests to grab and go as they feel.
What is a cocktail style wedding?
A cocktail style is brilliant for a relaxed style where your guests can move about easily and mingle throughout the evening. Different from your traditional sit-down weddings, these offer an hors d'oeuvres experience rather than a traditional full meal. Plan to have 8 to 12 different amuse-bouches in rotation (count on each guest's eating six per hour), and be mindful of diverse tastes and dietary restrictions when selecting appetizers. These are great for couples who have alot of extendend family coming to the wedding and are meeting for the first time!