(Closed) hungry guests

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@mrs.berrytobe: I think you will be ok as long as you make sure to let your guests know that there will not be a full meal…

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I agree. Are you having a wedding website? That’s a great place to let guests know that only apetizers and dsesert will be served. 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

for a 7pm wedding my hubby and i would be expecting dinner to be served – i think its really important you tell your guests that its a dessert bar with nibblies so they can eat before hand. i know my hubby would be eating the table cloths by 8.30pm and not a happy camper, he gets all starvin’ marvin’ on me

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

That’s still dinner time to me. But, it’s fine as long as you let people know ahead of time. I like what the pp said about making sure your invitation says something like, “Dessert and Dancing to Follow.” AND be SURE to feed your wedding party! Your guests might be able to squeeze in a meal before hand, but they won’t.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’ll be honest, I’d probably leave early to get myself an actual meal.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

I would be expecting a meal.  If your wedding starts at 7 I would probably need to leave between 5:45 and 6:15 to get there on time.  Which means that from 5:00 onwards I would probably be getting ready.  So unless I eat in the 4:00’s I wouldn’t eat first.

 

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I wouldn’t be expecting a meal.  I would mention it on the invitation like you said though. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’m having only a cake and punch reception…and all of my guests already know…if you’re hungry, you better stop at McDonald’s before you come…because we’re not feeding everyone.  

FI says that some of his family may bring food and we can potluck it. 

I’m indifferent.  

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I would eat a full meal before comming, 7:00 is way to late for dinner for me…

Post # 14
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Newbee

@mrs.berrytobe: I wouldn’t worry about changing it, if a dessert reception is what you want. Just make sure your guests know what to expect. 🙂 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@mrs.berrytobe:If that’s what you want for your reception that is totally fine and I wouldn’t change it.  I agree that you should let your guest know ahead of time because I too would be expecting a meal because of the time

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I don’t want to be difficult, but while I love sweets, sometimes I’m just not in the mood for *just* cake or whatever, like if I’m actually hungry.  What about a couple heavy apps for those who are hungry?  I mean, dressing up for a wedding.. they could have eaten HOURS ago.

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