by By Jonathan Vatner | June 29, 2009

champagneThese days, a pre-dinner reception is basically license for attendees to trickle in when they please. Instead of pouring money into that, host an "afterglow party," suggests Tony Porcellini, food and beverage director at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort (800-524-4939; in Orlando. Eliminate dessert from the menu and serve petit fours, truffles and sparkling wine.