Party not reception

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

While I’m not, personally, a big fan of Jimmy John’s I think it would be fine so long as the party doesn’t span normal dinner hours. I’m assuming some drinks as well? 

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I don’t think that falls under tacky, just unusual. People cater their party/recpetion in what makes sense for them. People have done hotdog/hamburger receptions, or cake and punch. It’s about what fits you.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’ve no idea what Jimmy John subs are but basically, there’s nothing tacky about serving food your guests would like to eat at a reception where this sort of food would be appropriate. You know your friends and family so basically, it has to be your call. Just make it clear that you won’t be serving dinner. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

klgries:  Just make it clear when you invite people that it’s a party to celebrate, not an actual wedding reception and you’ll be fine.  And by the way, I would be totally excited to find Jimmy John’s served at a party!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I love me some JJ!  OP, it sounds fine!  Make sure the invitations are on the casual side, so people know it’s not a fancy reception.  Maybe even just use postcard invitations from Vistaprint–it would be easy to design something that conveys the feeling you want.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Sounds tasty. I’d be happy to attend. Just make sure your invites are clear this is a casual event. No need to rock cocktail dresses and pumps when stuffing one’s face with a sloppy sub.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I love JJ! Not sure why people are saying not to do it over a meal time because to me, sub’s constitute a meal.

As PPs said- make sure the invite is causal so people know it’s a casual event.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

It’s your party, serve what you want. If it’s themed or super-casual or cookout-style, you might want to include that on the invitation. If you are only serving apps/snacks, you might also want to include that. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

klgries:  I think this would be fine since you’re having a courthouse wedding.

What about BBQ instead of subs? Not everyone likes subs, or Jimmy Johns for that matter (which could be said about BBQ as well lol). You can get BBQ catered for pretty cheap. Or maybe just buy the meat and your close friends/family can help you make a couple of sides?

 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee

klgries:  When I say catering, I mean like “to-go”. I know a lot of grocery stores do this too. 

A friend of mine is having the local supermarket “cater” her reception this summer. They’re just goint to pick up big tubs of coleslaw, baked beans, and fried chicken that the supermarket makes there. 

So, essentially the same thing as picking up trays of Jimmy Johns. 

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

klgries:  I think your wording sounds great.

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I don’t see anything wrong with it. It’s like hosting a backyard BBQ, and that’s awesome. Just let people know what you’re inviting them to and I se ZERO problem with that. 

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