(Closed) Luncheon Wedding Reception

posted 5 years ago in Food
  • poll: Cold Luncheon Buffet Acceptable ?
    Yes Cold Ok - make own sandwiches : (14 votes)
    41 %
    No not ok : (7 votes)
    21 %
    Yes Cold Ok if sandwiches are already made : (13 votes)
    38 %
  • Post # 3
    242 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    It sounds very fun And laid-back! If that’s your style go for it. 🙂

    Post # 4
    9396 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’d rather have a little more food over all the desserts,  otherwise it looks good for a lunch. Maybe more sides or apps. And maybe some soda.Maybe add some spreads too?It’s definitely casual though, I  wouldn’t consider it to be semi-formal. Go for it!

    Post # 5
    268 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    Are there going to be fillers for the sandwiches? Like lettuce, tomato, onion? Just meat and cheese does NOT sound good enough for a wedding, maybe a lunch at home on the weekends between mowing the lawn and doing laundry. :/

    I enjoy chips with my sandwich, and I agree, you don’t need as many desserts. People will get a sugar rush and then be ready for a nap! I’d add some more luncheon foods. And some lemonade.

    Post # 6
    3626 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I think it gets messy (and messy looking) when the sandwiches are DIY. I think having pre-made sandwiches would be pretty and neater. If you look at upscale restaurants, their sandwiches are super pretty and would fit a semi-formal event. You don’t have to get it from a fancy place but you can use theirs as a model.

    I would consider adding chips (as PP mentioned) and maybe crudite/veggies with dip. Sometimes, people don’t like dressed salads and prefer their veggies plain or simple. These can be displayed quite prettily too.




    Post # 7
    2638 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2006

    I’d prefer to make my own sandwich…

    Post # 8
    11753 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    hard to tell – you call your wedding semi formal/casual.  I don’t think it can be both?  When I think of semi formal I think of suits and cocktail dresses.  So, if you are doing a casual wedding then sure sandwiches could work (wouldn’t be my personal preference but that’s just me). I’d have sandwiches pre-made though and add some more sides besides just salad.  I’m thiking along the lines of something you;d see at a nice business meeting lunch.


    Post # 9
    581 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Just an FYI, I probably wouldn’t make my own sandwich, I would just make do with whatever else you had, or eat the sandwich making as a salad. But if the sandwich was made I’d likely eat it. 

    Post # 10
    6465 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I vote for no. I just feel, even at a casual wedding, a sandwhich is just TOO casual. Plus, I have no desire to make my own sandwich at a wedding. I agree with @MrsWBS: that it sounds like you’re wedding will be more casual. Semi-formal to me is evening, suits, ect. If you’re set on sandwiches, I’d at least have them premade. 

    Post # 11
    2082 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @YourBeachAgent:  No, it’s sound good like an informal luncheon should. I would rather make my own sandwich though. It seems like the bread gets soggy after a sandwich sits for a bit.

    Post # 12
    720 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I personally think it’s a little too casual not having any hot options, makes it feel less like a wedding and more like a normal Sunday after-church reception. Maybe one or two little hot dishes like Swedish meatballs, mac and cheese? Maybe some cute little soup shooters to go with the sandwiches? OR you could ask around if anyone you know has a panini or grilled cheese press and people who want a hot sandwich could press their own and voila, hot food!

    Post # 13
    90 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I think a sandwich buffet line is a great idea, as long as the foods are displayed beautifully and sanitarily.  Also, I don’t see any reason that hot foods are necessary…

    Your wedding sounds fabulous!

    Post # 14
    9143 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    Definitely casual not semi-formal reception.

    Post # 15
    224 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I think I would add a little to the food options and take away a few desserts. I don’t think it’s bad to have sandwiches though considering you’re having a lunch reception. Maybe you can add some fruit and veggie trays, or some pasta/potato salad? Just a thought. 🙂

    Post # 16
    1927 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I would maybe add some other heartier items.. maybe pasta salad, quiche, cheese tray, fruit tray… and def sandwhiches already made.

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