Post # 1
We keep going back and forth on whether or not we should have this.
We are having a heavy cocktail hour with stationary apps and 5 or 6 passed apps, plus 3 stations for dinner including pasta station, carving station, and a new england station, plus cupcakes for dessert.
We’ve thought about mini lobster rolls, mini sliders with fries, a gelato station, or my personal favorite…pumpkin whoopie pies. I’m just worried it’s going to be WAY too much food.
Edit: Oops, should have posted this in the food section.
Post # 3
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
Too much food, in my opinion. I’d save the money for something else.
Post # 5
Thanks ladies. Anyone else?
My FI are total foodies, so the food is one of the most important elements to our day. But of course, we are on a budget and I don’t want the food to go to waste. Hmmm
Post # 6
Sounds like more than enough food BUT no one will be upset by too much (vs too little) food.
– 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
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 # 8
@confettiegg2000: Ooo Dominos would be amazing!! Everyone loves pizza late at night
Post # 9
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
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
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
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
Do it! No question! I hate leaving a wedding hungry!! And stuck in a hotel hungry and tipsy! Miserable! Do it!