Ok folks. I need some major input here. Put your opinion caps on and go!
We are two steps closer to finding a caterer – (Plug: just got an amazing menu back from Blue Pot Catering. He put together a list of really tasty sounding appetizers from which we can select three for our budget which is teeny tiny in catering speak.) But that brings up a whole slew of questions for me about timing.
What time do we have the wedding/reception start at if….
We want to take pictures after the reception (no more than 1 hour) and I do not want Mr. Quirky to see me before I walk down the aisle. And it will be winter so it will get dark early.
We do not want more than an hour between ceremony and reception because our out of town guests will be driving around confused and probably lost with nothing to do.
We are only serving light appetizers but we want people to stay the whole night and dance with us. (Also, is this ok? With our budget we are really limited to how much we can feed people, but we are greedy and want them to party on down with us. I hate for people to be hungry and I am an over-feeder at most parties I throw.)
It is not a formal wedding.
Also, am I the only one who has ever heard that there is a “formal wedding time”? Also, what time is that? Because we don’t want it. A quick survey last night of Quirky Fiance, Roomie and DD Girl suggested I may be crazy.
Well, we knew that, but…
Thanks for your input in advance.