Post # 1
FH and I are in the process negotiating with caterers. One suggested that to cut costs, we eliminate coffee and tea after dinner. (Caterers will need to bring in all of the equipment/cups etc., so they said it can save a surprising amount). Neither of us are big coffee/tea drinkers, so we couldn’t recall if this was always there at the weddings we’d been to, so we thought it was a great idea. What do you think, will people miss not having coffee with cake?
Post # 3
I would miss not having coffee.
Post # 4
I enjoy coffee with dessert, but I don’t know if I’d notice if it was never served.
Plus, if I’m not driving and therefore am drinking, I never drink the coffee. I just keep refilling my wine glass 😉
Sorry, don’t know if that helps. I have a feeling only the older people in the crowd might notice there’s not coffee or tea.
Post # 5
I enjoyed having coffee with my cake..but then again, I am a big coffee drinker.
I think most people had coffee with the pastries too. But really, I don’t recall having coffee at many weddings I’ve been too..so probably wouldn’t be missed too much.
Post # 6
we had coffee served at ours, but that’s just because the caterer threw it in as part of the package. Neither my husband and I are coffee drinkers so we wouldn’t have even thought serving coffee if the caterer hadn’t mentioned it. I don’t think many guests will notice if it’s there or not!
Post # 7
Of all the weddings I’ve been to I don’t ever remember having coffee or tea and honestly didn’t miss it.
Post # 8
most people wouldn’t notice… when i see a delicious piece of cake don’t think well now where is the coffee? If it was there i would drink it but i dont think its necessary.
Post # 9
Wow! Thanks for the fast responses. This makes me feel good about the decision.
Post # 10
I think people would miss the coffee and tea. Me personally… no, but most of my family drinks coffee or tea with dessert.
Post # 11
I would definitely miss the coffee. I’m a coffee drinker and at an event I always am looking for the coffee to be served with dessert. I would be disappointed without it.
Post # 12
Oh no! I got excited too soon. I think once the menu and guest count are pinned down, I should find out the exact dollar amount this would save. Thanks for the input, everyone. This really helps!
Post # 13
Daughter’s wedding was in August-but I don’t think that made a real difference. We had wine-and that went over, the coffee & tea didn’t -it was a waste. and we have some big coffee (and wine) drinkers in the family. I vote for save your money! 🙂
Post # 14
I’ve been to receptions that had coffee bars and I LOVED it (I’m a coffee-fan). However, I probably wouldn’t think twice if I were at a wedding and it didn’t have coffee or tea.
Post # 15
I think it depends on your crowd? Do you typically serve coffee with desserts at family get together and/or when friends come over?
We always do so unless it was significant we wouldn’t have cut it. For the drivers it would help them sober up a tad as well after a night of drinking. In April in Chicago the warmth might be nice as well before guests head out. What time does your reception end as well? A lot of the older guests might need the coffee later at night.
Post # 16
FI and I are big coffee buffs, so I would notice its absence, but wouldn’t care.
But …. how late of an event are you having? If you don’t expect guests to leave until late, then coffee might be a pick-me-up to get guests home without falling asleep after hours of dancing/drinking. Or, you could just set-up a grab-bar of 5-hour energy shots.