(Closed) Sandwiches, cheese and fruit at reception? Is this okay?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Sounds good to me. Your ceremony is not at a meal time, so that works, and it sounds like the food will be pretty substantial anyway.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

Yes, this is perfect for an afternoon wedding from about 2-5 pm. As PP notes, you don’t overlap a mealtime, so light refreshments is great.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Sounds lovely to me; the timing is perfect as people don’t usually eat mid afternoon so they won’t expect a full meal.  

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Soundsperfectly lovely to me. 

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Works for me!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Sounds perfect! 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

yep its great.  i think people won’t expect an elaborate meal at that time.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Yep!  We’re a noon ceremony with reception immediately following.  We’re serving sliders, mini reubens, tater tots, milkshakes and cupcakes, as well as wine and beer.  It’s what we can afford!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

That’s what I’m doing!! Hors d’ourves and then sandwich, fruit, and cheese stations 🙂

 

ETA: And my wedding will begin at 10AM, reception right after! It’ll be “brunch”

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I agree, it sounds perfectly fine!  🙂  Go for it.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@OldMrsMcDonald:  Umm…that sounds amazing and I totally wish I was invited. 🙂

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

yep, works perfectly for a short afternoon reception!!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

I think it sounds great, although personally– for a reception that short, I would probably skip the sandwiches and just do cheese and fruit with the cake.  Especially for a 2pm thing– everyone will eat lunch beforehand, and no one will be all that hungry; maybe you can even save a bit by limiting the menu? 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think it’s fine. We are having an Afternoon Tea Reception even though it’s from 12-3 instead of normal teatime. We are letting the guests know the menu ahead of time so they will be sure and eat breakfast. Our wedding is at 10:30am.

Tea SandwichesTo Include Cucumber, Chicken Salad, Ham, Roasted Beef, Welsh RarebitSweet and Savory Scones Preserves and Sweet ButterFruit and Cheese DisplayFrench Brie, Marinated Swiss, Goat Cheese, Aged Cheddar,Pepper Jack, Danish Blue, Thai Marinated Brie, Dill Havarti and Boursin CheeseFruit Compotes, Dried Fruits and NutsEnglish Water and Whole Grain CrackersAssorted Sliced Breads and BaguetteSliced Pineapple, Cantaloupe and Honeydew,Watermelon, Strawberries and GrapesAssorted Miniature QuicheFlorentine, Herb and Cheese, Smoked Ham and CheeseSavory TartletsMushroom Gruyere, Roasted Tomato and Olive, Caramelized Onion and ThymeSweet TartletsStrawberry and Vanilla Cream, Toasted Pecan, Chocolate Ganache Maids of Honour and Short Breads

We are having a gourmet Hot Tea Bar as well.

No alcohol as it will be too early, but we will have soft drinks, hot tea, iced tea, lemonade, & coffee

Wedding cake & Groom’s Cake

Plus Petite Fours as we will be getting married on my parents 45th wedding anniversary (these will serve as their cake) it’s a surprise to them.

 

I think your menu is fine

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