Personally Serving Cupcakes?

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think it is a lovely idea, a time for you to be able to speak to your guests. If it were me, I would do it. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

How many guests are you planning? maybe you can do individual table delivery (like enough for each person at that table ) this would cut lots of time off and by having your photog come to shoot a group pic w each table you’ll have a reason to ‘keep moving.’ Great touch OP

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I agree with enough for the whole table. it would take forever to individually serve 200 people

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Man, I would hate to wait for my cupcake if I was number 199 or 200! It’s a cute idea, but I like the individual table delivery idea better. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

I would just be careful about how much time that would take.  Your reception goes fast and when you go to each table people will hold you up and talk to you.  Are you sure you want to give up so much time for 200 cupcakes?

200 people means 25 tables.  If you spend 3 minutes per table (and I think that could become difficult at times) you are talking a minimum of 1 hour and 15 minutes of your reception just to take cupcakes to each table.  That is a LOT of time out of your reception.  Think about the time investment before you make your choice on this.  

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

I don’t think I would want to spend the time, personally. I’d rather spend it on the dance floor!

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

I think it’s a cute idea but the execution would be a pain as well as how awkward will it be if someone doesn’t want a cupcake and refuses it?  Plus, whose going to carry around the tray of cupcakes?  I just see a lot of logistical issues.

A friend of mine did a guest dance with her 150+ guests where all the guests were called up to circle around the couple and the couple went around the circle and greeted all of the guests.  It took 3-4 songs but since everyone was up and clapping and singing along to the music, it went by fast.

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Mmmmm, cupcakes….

What? Oh! Yeah, I feel like if you were having a 50 persona or less wedding, that would be awesome! But it’s going to take FOREVER to hand-deliver 200 cupcakes personally.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@2sweeet123:  yikes 200 is 150 too many for individual service! I think guests will be so appreciative of the table service gesture and what a great way to document guests at each table by getting a quick pic! Glad to be of help!  

Post # 13
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I thinks that is a great idea.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@2sweeet123: I went to a wedding where the couple walked around and served wine to everyone, that was a really sweet gesture and something that both my DH and I really appreciated – it gave us a moment to say thanks, comment on how lovely everything was and chit chat with them. However, they probably had about 50-60 guests… so a little more feasible than 200. If you want to make it faster, could you split up for a few tables – you know, in case there’s entire tables just dedicated to your/his family.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@2sweeet123:  My cousin did this, I thought it was nice.  It sort of combined with “making the rounds” to the tables.  

IN their case, they made it work logistically by having hte cupcakes on trays.  I thought it was a nice gesture of hospitality.  Of course, it only works for a more informal wedding.

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