Hi all I've just found out that the only ceremony time available on the day our venue is free is 12.30. I really need help deciding what to do about the timings of the food, as I don't want our guests to be hanging around too much.
The ceremony will end at 1.30 and I guess we will arrive at the venue around 2.15/2.30 after photos etc. we will serve drinks on arrival.
Then I think the options are either: - canapés at 3pm - 3 course meal at 5.30/6 - evening guests arrive around 8.30 and free bar but no food
OR Meal at 3pm Then evening guests arrive around 7pm and evening buffet for all
What do you think is best? With the early ceremony start we'll have to have 2 rounds of food, I guess the question is should it be canapés early or buffet late? We can only afford to invite around 60 for the meal, then another 25-30 for the evening.