The Cocktail Wedding: Stylish, Sophisticated & Affordable!




You want your wedding and reception to be memorable and fun. With great music, delicious food and elegant drinks.

But your budget is limited.

Do not despair! Have you considered foregoing the traditional sit down dinner and opting for a cocktail party instead?

A cocktail party can be both stylish and affordable, and we’re seeing more couples choosing this sophisticated option.

Careful wording on your invitation will let your guests know they should not expect a full sit down dinner. Here’s a sample:


Together with their Families,

Allison Jayne Johnston


William Scott Morrison

Request the pleasure of your company at their wedding

Saturday, August 10, 2013

7:00 p.m.

The Glass Factory,

99 Sudbury

Toronto, Ontario


Cocktail Reception and Dancing to follow


Savvy guests will understand there will be food – just not a formal sit down dinner. The later start time – 7:00 p.m. is another clue. Guests who are still unsure will ask your bridal party and family members for clarification.

In this video Catherine Lash, Creative Director of The Wedding Co., discusses the pros – and cons – of the cocktail party wedding and reception.

Cocktail weddings:  sophisticated, easy and affordable. It may be the perfect solution for your wedding celebration.






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