Reception food compliments each other or clashes?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
579 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Please don’t take offense, but my biggest concern would be the lack of savoury food. I understand if you are specifying on your invites that it will be a sweet reception only but I suspect that most people would be sweeted out after only one station and that you would have a lot over  and perhaps some hungry guests… Other than that, I don’t think the sweet stuff above clashes especially if you are doing warm milk with the cookies..


Post # 4
287 posts
Helper bee

@emmagrace:  I personally think they fit together fine. But I do agree with PP – I know a few people who don’t eat sweets, so you might want to include some savouries for them.

Post # 5
4015 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@emmagrace:  is this just for dessert? Are you having a meal as well? I don’t think anything clashes per say, it just seems like a lot of sweets at once.

Post # 6
1715 posts
Bumble bee

All of those stations are great and they don’t clash, but, as someone already said, having some salty/savory foods is a good idea.

Having too many sweet things could cause trouble for guests as they can get unappetizing really fast. You may end up with hungry guests who won’t have a good time if that’s all you’re offering. 

Post # 7
1243 posts
Bumble bee

I would not eat anything at your reception. I don’t think they clash, but I am not a sweet person at all. I would suggest including a cheese platter with crackers and a fruit tray as well at the very minimum.


Post # 8
3217 posts
Sugar bee

I think they sound tasty, but only if your reception is over a non meal time. 

If you are having your reception near or over a meal time you must serve a meal or an equivilant amount of apps or something. Unfortunately cookies, and bread and jam enough to fufill that.

It also seems like you are very liquid heavy. Coco, Water table (what is that?) if it’s a station with additives like lemon to water it isn’t a station, and your caterer shouldn’t be charging you for it. I think some more sustinence would be good, especially if there will be booze as people will get wasted with only bread and cookies.

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