Post # 1
We are having a large reception from 9pm to 1am, and there will be a large snack bar (chips, popcorn, pretzels, cake pops, cupcakes, and several kinds of candy).
Do you think guests will be expecting more food at a reception this late? Please vote :).
I’ll add that we’re having a private small wedding earlier thatday. We didn’t want a large wedding so it’s immediate family only, and the reception is the large party for my FIs large family, my extended family, and our friends.
Post # 2
I voted for a few platters to munch on beside with the snacks. I don’t think people will want to wait until 9 to have dinner, so people will have already eaten. I attended a wedding this summer that didn’t start until like 8:30. We knew ahead of time it was just drinks and snacks so we ate before. We had a lot of fun! I don’t think anyone will expect a sit-down dinner that late. Just say on the invite there will be “snacks and desserts” or something. You may want to add little sandwhiches or something on the side for just a little more food.
Post # 3
- Wedding: November 2013 - Garden
I also voted for the platters, purely because when people are drinking I think there should be something to eat, and snacks won’t always cut it (esp for big drinkers!)
Post # 4
I accidently clicked “buffet” but I meant the last option, snacks with some other munchies. If you’re still having drinks then, I’d make sure guests have enough food to asborb that ….otherwise think of the drunken photos. lol
People tend to get hungry when having a good time, especially if dancing and moving around. BUT do yourself a favor, and include that on the invitation, so people dont come FAMISHED
Post # 5
Thanks for the advice! I didn’t think about dancing and drinking hungers.
Liss13: good point, I’m going to add it to our wedding website, and make sure I let people know.
Post # 6
You want people to not get too drunk! I would say some additional platters, or later in to the night I may even suggest those half sandwich platters from delis or a build your own sandwich bar. Protein is what I am told should be what’s given to combat drunkness.
Post # 7
kayvee: My family are generally non-drinkers. I.e., at my daughter’s wedding’s 5-hour open bar, my mother and I each had a soft drink and my husband 1 cocktail, so that’s not a consideration with us. However, I am a diabetic and would have something at eat (I never eat large meals), before I left my home that evening, to maintain blood sugar levels. My mother does not eat anything after her supper (acid reflux), but I don’t know if that’s a characteristic of some seniors, or not?
P.S. I’d personally go for non-snack bar items, such as fruit and veggie trays, cheese and crackers, etc.
Post # 8
I also voted platters!
You can do mini sandwiches, or your venue might offer ‘late night snacks’ like a pizza station.
Post # 9
I would do a few extra platters.
Post # 10
I selected the first one, but could go with that and the platters. Although those things are good to snack on, having something with a little more substance (like little sandwiches) can go a long way.
Post # 11
Living in a big city, DH and I often don’t have dinner reservations until 9 or 9:30, so I wouldn’t assume your guests know to have dinner before hand. So please make that clear on invitations!
Post # 12
You may want to add some platters with substantial food. The snack bar will not be enough.