Post # 1
We’re only having an appetizer station (cheese, breads, fruit, veggies, meats) and skipping the passes appitizers. Will this work for a formal wedding? It’s not black tie, we just stated ‘formal reception’ on the reception card. It’s out of the budget to add passed appetizers, I guess I’m just looking for reassurance that this is okay.
Edit: On our wedding website it lets people know that cocktails and appetizers start at 5:00. Don’t know if that makes a difference.
Post # 3
@Peony007: I’ve been to all kinds of weddings and seen all kinds of appetizers. I think as long as you have enough food at the station, it’s fine. the only problem I see is that it might get really congested around the table…maybe try to split them up so that people dont all congregate at the same place.
Post # 4
I guess it’s okay. When I think of a formal reception, I think of white-gloved butler passed hors d’ouevres. If it’s out of the budget though, it’s out of the budget. You’re providing for your guests, and that’s all that really matters.
Post # 5
I don’t see anything wrong with those, but I wouldn’t consider that formal or really apps. It’s really a cheese and fruit table. That being said, it’s what’s you can afford so just go with it. I wouldn’t call it formal though, As your guests will Probably be expecting a more substantial app during cocktail hour. We are having a full open bar with crab dip, buffalo shrimp, mini chicken cordon bleu, and seared ahi tuna.
Post # 6
We had a formal wedding. While we did have a few passed apps, I’ve been to other “formal” wedding that didn’t and I don’t think anyone really cared. As long as there’s some kind of food, that’s all that matters.
Post # 7
My fiance’s family owns a food business. The plan was to have traditional food from my fiance’s culture along with the food provided by the caterer, but the hall doesn’t let people drop off food the day before and everyone is staying at the hotel which is an hour away the day before the wedding. There’s no way to keep the food cold. We’ve thought about different ways to make this work, but it won’t. So, now the wedding is just over a month away and there’s no other option for us other than skipping it.
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2016 - tbd
I kinda feel the same way as Abbie017? To me “formal” means passed apps. Definitely having enough of whatever kind of food you serve is most important. I think as log as you and Fiance are happy, it works!