Evening reception and food, poll!

posted 2 years ago in Food
  • poll: What would you expect at an evening reception for food?
    Just the snack bar and drinks : (7 votes)
    9 %
    A sit down meal : (19 votes)
    23 %
    A buffet meal : (12 votes)
    15 %
    A few platters to munch on besides the snacks : (44 votes)
    54 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    194 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    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
    Member
    441 posts
    Helper bee
    • 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
    Member
    1801 posts
    Buzzing bee

    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 # 6
    Member
    1744 posts
    Bumble bee

    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
    Member
    3632 posts
    Sugar bee

    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
    Member
    745 posts
    Busy bee

    I also voted platters!

    You can do mini sandwiches, or your venue might offer ‘late night snacks’ like a pizza station.

    Post # 9
    Hostess
    8680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I would do a few extra platters.

    Post # 10
    Member
    4560 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    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
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    1907 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    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
    Member
    3195 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    kayvee:  

    You may want to add some platters with substantial food. The snack bar will not be enough.

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