Between getting ready and travelling to the ceremony, guests often don’t have time for lunch so by the time the service is over they are so hungry that they cannot enjoy themselves. They then have to wait until the photography is over which adds to the tummy rumbles. Arriving at the reception venue, guests usually have a drink or two, which is not a good idea on an empty stomach!
A solution is to have a variety of filling canapés on arrival at the reception venue – allow three or four for each guest. This will keep their hunger at bay without spoiling their appetite for dinner.