A popular misconception is that your guests are all
going to be starving when they arrive at the gathering following the
ceremony. It’s important to provide guests with something to eat and
drink, as any good host/hostess does when they invite company over.
However that does not mean that you must serve a 4 course meal to make
guests feel appreciated for sharing in your special day. Being
creative, innovative and smart is a fantastic way to treat guests to
something out of the ordinary and an opportunity to either save money,
or simply redirect savings to other event details. The most important
detail in planning your formal dinner alternative is clearly outlining
what guests should expect in your communication, ie Black Tie Dinner,
Cocktails and Hors D’oeuvres, or a Light Buffet.