- 5 years ago
- Wedding: November 2013
I’m just wondering if I’ve completely lost my mind in the midst of all this wedding planning. Please be honest with me and set me straight.
Fiance and I have been taking everything one day at a time, and this week, we got on the topic of a candy buffet. We’re having ~125 guests and given the ‘1/2 pound per guest’ logic, plus the cost of all the containers and whatnot, the cost is rising much higher than we originally budgeted/anticipated. Neither one of us is a huge candy fanatic, and I don’t feel that either of us are really too excited about this project – especially given the cost. However, we want to include a fun “dessert” type buffet for our guests as a favor (and to amuse the many little ones attending).
While researching alternatives to a candy buffet, we came across the idea of a sundae bar. Fiance and I are ice cream FANATICS – like, borderline obsessive. It’s something that we love to try everywhere we go and that we have after dinner regularly. 100% an idea that truly represents “us” and our lives together. We immediately started putting together the idea and found that this is a much more affordable option than the candy buffet, and we even have access to rent a soft serve machine for less than $50. My dad works at a company that packages a handful of sundae toppings that he can get us for free – it’s all around the perfect (and budget friendly) option.
Then it hit us…we’re getting marred in the middle of November…in Ohio! Given that the average temperature here during that time of year is in the mid 40’s to low 50’s (on a good day), this may pose a problem. Our reception is indoors, however, there is no heat – just a HUGE fireplace and the option for a few space heaters. It’s the last weekend our venue is open for the year because of the drop in winter temperatures. Our coordinator says it usually remains in the upper 60’s indoors with the fireplace running – but even this may be chilly for some, especially when it comes to a frozen dessert.
Would we be totally crazy to have a sundae bar?! Fiance and I eat ice cream all year ’round, but like I said, we’re fanatics – this may not be the norm. In my personal opinion, I just see ice cream as a dessert, whereas popsicles and the like are more of a summer treat. I mean, almost all of the gourmet ice cream parlors around here stay open in the winter – so people must eat there! I just don’t want to be stuck with a freezer full of ice cream after the wedding because nobody ate it – even WE can’t eat that much ice cream!
What do you bees think? If you attended a November wedding in the Midwest, would you take part in an all-you-can-eat, over-the-top, extra induldging sundae bar? Or would you skip it and hang by the fireplace? Do you have any suggestions for something we could pair with it for those who may not want ice cream but still crave something sweet?
Any help is greatly appreciated!