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The Best Invitation Wording for Light Refreshments

Wording certain things in your wedding invitations can be a difficult task. You want your invitation to be worded in a way that gets the point across to your guests. Here is a simple way to tell your guests about what you’re serving at your wedding reception

So, what is the best invitation wording for light refreshments? Using the term “light refreshments” in your wedding invitations is the best way to tell your guests you’re only having snacks instead of a full meal. You can also say you are having snacks following your ceremony. Either term should get the point across. 

Here are more ideas on wedding reception refreshments. 

Should I Have A Full Meal at My Reception?

A key part of planning your reception is the kind of food you are preparing for your guests. Here are some ideas regarding whether you should offer a full meal at your wedding reception. 

A full meal. Providing a full meal at your wedding reception is something that is commonly done at a reception, but it can be a big expense. If you are having a small number of guests come to your wedding then this could be an option. If you are having a larger wedding then you may want to do only refreshments, especially if you have a small budget.

Light refreshments. Having light refreshments is ideal for a larger amount of guests and can cost a lot less than a full meal. You can have snacks such as cheese, salami, vegetables and fruits, chips, etc. These are much less filling and perfect for an afternoon reception or even a light lunch. 

Potluck. Another option is to have some of your guests bring desserts or snacks, instead of having to cater your snacks or meals. If you are having a small wedding reception consisting of mostly family, then this would be ideal. This may not always be the best idea if you don’t want to ask your friends and family to bring food. 

Should I Have A Full Cake or Cupcakes for My Wedding Guests? 

If you are planning your wedding, then you should know how expensive a wedding cake can be. Here are some ideas on what you could do for your guests regarding the cake. 

Layered wedding cake. Your first option would be a traditional-layered wedding cake that would be for both the bride and groom and the guests. This can be very pricey, especially if you are having a large number of guests. If you are having a smaller amount of guests, then this may be a more ideal option. 

Cupcakes. Another option would be to get cupcakes for your guests, and a smaller cake for the bride and groom. This can be a whole lot cheaper, especially for a larger amount of guests. Having cupcakes for your guests instead of a whole cake can free up a lot of money on your budget. 

Other desserts. Using the same idea above, you could use other desserts instead of cupcakes for your guests. Such as cookies, chocolates, cake balls, chocolate fountains, etc. These are great ideas that could be a lot cheaper than getting a giant layered cake that might not even be completely eaten. 

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Hi, I’m Kristin. While I haven’t found my Prince Charming yet, I’ve been dreaming of getting married for a long long time. I started this site as a place to record all the things I’ve found and researched in preparation for my own wedding someday. I can’t wait to share it all with you!

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