Post # 1
My catering service doesn’t offer dessert because he’s not a baker. He said if we want to bring in a dessert we’re more than welcome to. We have our cake but won’t be serving it till later in the night as well as our late night taco/nacho bar.
I feel like we should have a dessert with dinner. We’re doing a rustic wedding and are having probably 60 guests. I’m thinking pie bar or Sundae bar but am also worried that this is way too much food for the night.
Post # 3
I have never been to a wedding that had dessert aside from the cake! I don’t think it’s necessary. Is this a Canadian thing? I have noticed that on 4 Weddings Canada they always have dessert and they rarely do on the American version.
Post # 4
@wisher558: I love pie! If I showed up at a wedding with a pie bar, I might literally break into a happy dance and kiss whoever was responsible for the buffet of the wonderous, crispy, salty, sweet, comforting piece of Americana clean on the mouth in front of King and country….
I’m calling Mr. 99…pie needs to happen
Post # 5
I would definitely want to include some dessert with dinner also. Is your cake going to feed everyone? Do you think your guests will drink much booze? I would probably go with a sundae bar because who doesnt LOVE ice cream, and I dont much care for pie (and know a few others who dont either)
I do think thats a lot of food though. You’d be serving:
depending on how long your reception is, this might be OK, but for a 4 hour reception thats probably too much. Most people here do a small dainty table, or cupcakes after dinner then just have a small cutting cake to cut later in the evening. Maybe your taco/nacho bar can be smaller since people likely wont eat as much if you have a dessert bar.
Post # 6
@oneofthesethings: BIL and SIL had dessert with their like 6 course meal and then had a full dessert midnight buffet. There was a chocolate fountain, cheesecakes, regular cakes, fruit, I think pies. It was INSANE! but so delicious Their wedding cake was included in that too. It’s the only wedding I’ve been to where that happened so it must be a Canadian thing.
@Nona99: SO would be incredibly happy he loooooves pie and I refuse to bake it because it’s my baking kryponite.
@Charliejeorge: it’s going to be 7 hours
Post # 7
I’m doing both! LOL… Pies in lieu of cake and sundae’s because people like ice cream! We are also doing a popcorn bar on top of those! Do em’ both if you want to, it’s your wedding!
Post # 8
@wisher558: Pie and sundae bars?! That sounds like a high-caloric heaven. SIGN ME UP! My vote is for both!
…now I want pie.
Post # 9
@wisher558: Wow! Thats a long time to hang out with your guests, I wish i had that much time! I think you might be OK then! If you can have 3 or so hours between dessert bar and taco/nacho bar, you should be just fine!
Post # 10
@Artificial-Sweetener: a popcorn bar would be amazing! SO HATES popcorn with a passion though.
@PacificMrs: isn’t that what your wedding day is all about? Partying and eating? 🙂
@Charliejeorge: dinner is at 6. We’ll probably do the late night at 9/9:30. SO’s family are party animals. Anything less than that would be odd for them
Post # 11
@wisher558: We eloped, but went out to dinner afterward and had TWO desserts given to us. Screw sharing, I wanted my own! So yes, yes it is haha
Post # 12
@wisher558: Fun! My vote is on the sundae bar then! If you have a random stranger crash your wedding, I promise it’s not me… 🙂
Post # 14
@PacificMrs: that’s awesome
@Charliejeorge: It’s going to be mostly Italian Canadians and they’re all so welcoming especially to other Candians so we probably wouldn’t notice!
@Kissed_by_lightning: good point.
Post # 15
lots of pie make sure you have peanubtutter pie and apple pie and oooooo PIE! lol i want pie too
Post # 16
🙂 glad i could help i like the sunday bar don’t get me wrong i just see it getting messy sticky and melty really quick
pie will stay cute and sweet if u get those mini pies like the ones they used to have at starbucks