(Closed) Is there always so much food??

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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429 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Well, I hope that my wedding guests won’t be vastly disappointed, but I’m only serving a one course meal and maybe two appetizers. There will be cake of course, and a candy buffet, but nowhere close to some weddings I’ve seen!

Post # 4
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2694 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My wedding won’t have a ton of food and I hope no one complains..they better not LOL.  Seriously, what do they do with all that food afterwards?  Wish I could have more options for my guests but it is what it is.  We’ll have a simple cocktail hour and then a simple meal with a main course and 2 sides and roll.  Plus 2 desserts. That is the norm

Post # 5
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790 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’ve read that those types of receptions are common in the New Jersey/New York area. I kind of agree with you; I don’t find obvious excess very tasteful, especially when the thing being wasted is food. Plus I’ve heard people say that after such a lavish cocktail hour, no one has room for dinner. I want my guests to enjoy dinner, not sit there groaning at the thought of more food!

I’m from the South and all the cocktail hours I’ve been to have had maybe four different appetizer options, enough so that you whet your appetite, not extinguish it. At the weddings I’ve attended I’ve never had the impression that food is obviously going to waste.

Post # 6
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857 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We’re doing a cocktail reception, because that’s always the best part of every wedding, and it’s just too much food! This way, people can eat whenever they want. 

Post # 7
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650 posts
Busy bee

Wedding where I’m from also have a lot of food too. I’ll be having a breakfast wedding and serving brunch buffet style. I’ve seen the menu so I know my food will be more than enough

Post # 8
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3569 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Yeah I agree with you, I’m currently fighting my Fi over this. He wants anything and everything and I think it’s excessive. I tend to find at those weddings I just get overwhelmed, or I’m stuff and end up not being able to eat more then a few bites of dinner.

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