Are you considering having a cake and punch reception rather than a more formal sit-down dinner? If so, you’re probably weighing the benefits to determine whether this is the best route to take. There are numerous benefits to this type of reception, and the following points may help you decide.
With a cake and punch reception, you don’t have to worry about finding the perfect caterer, deciding on the number of hors d’oeuvres to serve, or making sure you have entrée options for everyone. You can relax and enjoy the reduced stress.
Obviously, a cake and punch wedding reception is going to be less expensive than a full-meal reception, but do you realize how much less expensive? Food typically takes up a huge portion of the wedding budget, with couples spending anywhere from $10 to $35 per guest. With a cake and punch reception for 150 guests, you could save as much as $4,500.
Just as Elegant
Your cake and punch reception can be just as elegant as a sit-down dinner if it’s planned appropriately. Serve punch in beautiful crystal glasses for a more formal affair or fun mason jars for a rustic feel. Create several tables throughout the area with different flavors of cakes or cupcakes for guests to enjoy.
Less to Clean Up
When you and your brand-new husband jet off to your honeymoon, someone (probably the maid of honor and your family) will be stuck behind cleaning up the remnants of your amazing day. A cake and punch reception makes for much easier clean-up.
A cake and punch reception is a tasteful, fun way to celebrate your big day. Some brides seem to think that a wedding isn’t a wedding if each guest doesn’t have a four-course meal, but this just isn’t the case. This kind of reception is a throwback to the way couples used to have receptions – surrounded by friends and family and sharing a delicious slice of cake in celebration.
So, what do you think? Is a punch and cake reception tasteful or tacky? Have you chosen to go this route with your own wedding or will you provide a full meal? Let us know in the comments below.