Poll! If you could upgrade one aspect of your reception..

posted 2 years ago in Reception
  • poll: If you could upgrade ONE aspect of your reception, which would you choose?
    Call bar to top-shelf bar : (12 votes)
    19 %
    offer a signature drink (in addition to full call bar) : (8 votes)
    13 %
    add an extra course to the meal (likely pasta) : (6 votes)
    9 %
    upgrade floral centerpieces to make them more elaborate : (9 votes)
    14 %
    upgrade the dessert bar (add options) : (23 votes)
    36 %
    other- I will mention below! : (6 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 2
    8387 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Bridebee13:  I would add some extra apps to my cocktail hour, I voted other.  Without know much about what you have planned (i.e. how many courses/options for dinner, menu, etc) I’m not sure what I would upgrade.  The only thing I wish I could have added to my reception is a photobooth, but you’ve already got that 🙂

    Post # 4
    7 posts

    I voted “other”


    We’d add videography and likely also add uplighting. 

    Post # 5
    289 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    Because I am have a major sweet tooth, I will be adding a dessert bar with a cake and grooms cake. It is also beneficial because I know that there are some of my guests that dont like cake (how and why, I do not know).

    I am also including a bottle of Crown for my fiance, sangria for my mom and I, Tanqueray for my dad, and hopefully Labatts Blue for my brother. We are having an open bar, but its mainly for our guests.

    Post # 6
    2136 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I’d definitely spend money for more food or more booze.

    Post # 7
    9525 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’m fine with a basic bar and don’t care about centerpieces, so I picked an extra course (I love pasta!!!) but more dessert options would be my second pick!

    Post # 8
    2129 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Great question! If I could go back in time I would have upgraded the quality of the table linens, plates/utensils, and would have rented Charger chairs. What we had was perfectly fine, especially for a destination wedding, but I’ve grown to really appreciate a luxury table setting at weddings.

    Post # 9
    373 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I always appreciate more appetizers!

    Post # 10
    435 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    Dessert all the way!

    Post # 12
    9525 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Pasta is totalyy worth some more time at the table!mmmmmmmmmm!

    Post # 13
    1924 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    As a guest, I would 10000% prefer a top shelf bar over a ‘well’ bar.  3 courses should be enough!!

    Post # 14
    6666 posts
    Bee Keeper

    To me, if your food and drink bases are covered, which it sounds like they are, I would upgrade the centerpieces, hands down. Decor can make a huge impact. The upgraded bar and the extra pasta would mean nothing to me.  Second choice would be the dessert bar. 

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