The ideal fit for a great number of locales. There's a trend these days off from conventional seated marriage receptions in favour of cocktail party receptions.
Since the cocktail reception hasn't got the 2 separate parts of cocktail hour followed by a seated formal dinner, it also will be a shorter party. Indicate on the invite cocktail reception or hors doeuvres to follow so that your visitors will know to eat dinner before the marriage. Cocktail receptions have a tendency to be highly regarded with brides and bridegrooms who are 30-something or older. A massive one is cost, older couples with careers are much more likely to be stumping up for their own marriage than a bride and bridegroom fresh from school. You may even save on centerpieces, since the little round tables which are characteristic of hors doeuvres receptions need less complicated decorations to look full and lush. If you are arranging a more formal party event, a cocktail smorgasboard could be an ideal choice. If you're organizing a less formal cocktail party, then you do not have to drag out the quality china and silver, just use less formal trays and silverware, and tailor the cocktail party food to the guests and the event, like sausage rolls, mini hot dogs, mini cheesecakes, and chocolate dipped strawberries work fine for these varieties of drinks parties. Marriages and company events may call for poo and wine, and less formal parties, like adult birthday parties, promotions, anniversaries, and charity benefits, might be applicable for mixed drinks and other cocktails, themed for the event.