Post # 1
For the day of our ceremony, we’re inviting the 15 people coming with us to the courthouse (I know that’s quite a few for a civil ceremony, lol!) back to my Gran’s for cupcakes and sandwiches. The big restaurant reception is the next day, but we thought it would be nice to offer something to our OOT guests (FH’s family), as well as take up some time.
We’re planning on picking up some basic white buns and deli meat the night before, then making a bunch of different sandwiches for everyone. We could get a variety of different meats (we’re providing pita and hummus for my vegan friend as well), but we want to keep the choices to two or three different kinds.
Also, should we light our unity candle the day of the ceremony, or the day of the reception (which is bigger, more formal, and more people will be there)?
Post # 3
I voted Turkey, Ham and Roast Beef, and light the candle both days!
Post # 4
I love chicken, turkey, and roast beef, and HELL, why not light the candle both days? I think it’s a beautiful way to link the two events!
Post # 5
It’s a BIG candle, so I think it can handle being lit both days. 😉 Chicken and roast beef for sure, I think…the third meat, if we need one, is up in the air. Or, I could make some vegetarian-friendly sandwiches as the third option and forgo the pita and hummus thing.
What are some good veggie-friendly sandwich toppings?
Post # 6
Was there a reason you couldn’t just go to the courthouse (p.s. will it even FIT 15 people, plus everyone else who is there for their business that day?) and then the restaurant in the same day? Or are you having the “reception” on a weekend when the courthouse is closed so that OOT people can make it? Sorry that I’m confused…it just seems like a lot of hassle for a small, simple wedding…
Post # 7
@Mrs Grape: I would do sprouts, tomatoes, guacamole (or just avocado slices), and spinach for a veggie-friendly sandwich. My sister is a vegetarian, and that’s what she normally has on sandwiches, but with cheese (since she’s not vegan). I would get some heartier bread, though, and not just white rolls. A lot of vegans I know won’t eat white rolls because of the eggs and bleached flour.