Fingerfood dilemma.

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 3
10219 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

@FutureMrsHallam:  Hmmm, just a few comments on your timing.

So you are saying 6:35 to 6:50 (15 minutes) to eat ???

And as for the Cake…

Are you having one pre-cut for service, or after you “symbolically cut the cake” will the Catering Staff be taking the cake away to cut it up for service.

Cause that will take time.

IF that is the case, then in actuality, your “passed food service” will truly run longer than just the 15 minutes mentioned.

Overall your timeline just feels rushed if you ask me.

As for your original Question…

If there is a passed service, and you don’t want the Servers in front of the Head Table then ya, I would say that having pre-loaded options on plates for you all would be the way to go.

Hope this helps,


Post # 4
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@FutureMrsHallam:  I would suggest cutting the cake a little later as it’s too close to dinner service and guests like to watch you cut the cake and many even take pictures.  I would cut the cake at 7:30 and serve it during the mother son father daughter dance while people are in their seats.

Post # 7
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@FutureMrsHallam:  It’s just too soon after dinner is served.  It will seem like you’re trying to rush to get everything fit in.  Evereyone is going to get up and crowd around to watch you cut the cake; it’s happened at every wedding I’ve been to (except one where the bride and groom cut the cake after being announced but before their first dance.)  Trust me, if you ask people to be seated to be served their cake, they will sit down.  Plus, it’s customary to sit down during the father/daughter mother/son dance.

Post # 8
3696 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

How is the food being served to the rest of your guests? When you say “servers come to each table” — does everyone receive a plate or is it served buffet style? I think it will be a little weird if the rest of your guests are mingling and having appetizers while the two of you and the bridal party are seated being served plates of the appetizers.

Post # 10
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@FutureMrsHallam:  Why don’t you cut after the first dance but before you sit down to eat?  That way the waitstaff can serve it at any point after dinner?

We’re getting introduced, doing our first dance as a married couple, then cutting our cake, and then opening the buffet for dinner.  That way guests can get their cake when they finish dinner.  It’s a lot at the beginning of the night but we are limited on time for the traditional stuff like cutting the cake.

Post # 13
285 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I would not be happy sitting for 45 minutes at the table with no food. I am assuming you aren’t having food during cocktails? 

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