Post # 1
Due to unfortunate timing with the church / reception, we are having a 2 hour gap between ceremony and reception. BUT I am opening the reception up at the beginning of that 2 hour gap for the guests to have a place to go. We listed “Refreshments and Activites” on our invites. If the weather is nice we’ll have croquet and a bean bag toss on the patio. And inside we have a video confessional booth, plus I’m making a cross word puzzle.
We will have a cash bar – but pop is free (water will be on the tables). What kind of snacks should I set out? FI suggested just a bunch of candy, but I’m thinking maybe more like pastries. What do you think? Any suggestions?
Post # 4
I think I’m reading this wrong. There’s a gap … but the reception place is available for the entire time between your wedding and the reception? Is the gap because the food won’t be ready?
Post # 5
pastries is better than candy… sorry guy!
Mini versions (bite sized) of favorites… pies, danish, cookies, brownies, banana bread?
Post # 6
Hi! I don’t know what the restrictions are at your venue, but in my area an “in-between” gathering is very common. Around here, the bride and groom enlist the help of extended family members and friends to make appetizers. They make things like meatballs, dips, stuffed mushrooms, shrimp, fruit, cheese platters, etc. If you can bring in outside food and do not have to buy from the venue, this could be a good option. That way you can spend your budget on the evening meal and those who help you out with the in-between part can get as creative and involved with appetizers as they want!
Post # 7
@happyface: great, thanks!