(Closed) Late night snack at the reception?

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Moved this for you and we had tons of food at our reception, but everyone still chowed down at the late night buffet. We still get rave reviews about it 🙂 Totally worth the $$!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Too much food, in my opinion. I’d save the money for something else.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Sounds like more than enough food BUT no one will be upset by too much (vs too little) food.

We’re doing:

– cocktail hour with fruits and cheeses

– 3 stations of heavy apps for reception (sliders, stuffed mushrooms, grilled veggies, etc etc – probably 15 different items)

– cake buffet for dessert (about 8 different cakes)

– full bar

– We’re considering serving Taco Bell tacos or Dominos pizza for a late-night snack.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We’re having late night food and I am very excited for it!  We opted to move some of our apps from cocktail hour to late night for this very reason.  Personally, even if I’ve had a big dinner, once I’ve been dancing and drinking, a late night snack is always welcome.  I know at every wedding I’ve been to a late night snack has always been received well.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’ve had friends who have had pizza delivered and it’s always a big hit.  In fact they could have doubled what they ordered (and it was a lot to begin with) and it still would all have gotten eaten.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I have never NOT eaten the late night snack!:)  I lvoe this feature and we’re having pizza around 10:30p.

If you think that it’s too much food you could always reduce the amount during each part (otehr than dinner obviously).  And with the late night snack, our coordinater told us to try to be realistic about how many people will still be at the reception when it’s served AND how many of those people will actually eat. 

PS your menu sounds AWESOME!:)

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Awesome idea!!! who wouldnt appreciate a late night snack?! Especially after a night of drinking!! maybe just order a lil bit, not everyone will eat that snack. Im totally going to mention this idea to my FI. GENIUS!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I think this is a great idea!  My FBIL owns a carnival catering business and gets a lot of jobs for late night wedding snacks (philly soft pretzels, hot dogs, funnel cakes, etc).  We have far too much dessert (including cold shots of milk with mini PB&J) so I think we will pass on the late night snack – plenty of food to go around for us.  But I’d probably consider it for any other place I may have gone with for catering.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Do it! No question! I hate leaving a wedding hungry!! And stuck in a hotel hungry and tipsy! Miserable! Do it!

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