To s'more or not to s'more at the wedding?

posted 2 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

I went to a wedding at a day camp a few months ago, with a bonfire pit right outside the barn, where we ate. Smoke of any kind triggers my asthma, so I had to leave the area, shortly after it was lit. Since I would have ended up dozens of yards away from most of the guest, I just left early. Smores can get real messy, too. And not every parent monitors their children, either, so I would vote for the dessert bar.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

I’d say just skip it… How will the guests even know to go down a path through the woods to find a fire with dessert?  Are you sure you even want a fire going if guests might not be aware of it / takes people away from the reception?

 

That said… do you have to be out of the vacinity by a certain time? I’m having my wedding all in 1 place and the site also has rooms there so the bridal party will be sleeping there.  We are planning on doing a fire and s’mores after the music is over and most people head home. 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

wlphilli:  Hmmm….I really like the S’mores idea (but I.LOVE.S’MORES) 

So, here is what I would do- since its dessert, it will towards the end of the night – I would find out if you could have someone from the venue to assist in helping make the s’mores this way there are not accidents. 

I would also designate  a different smoking area

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

We are having the fire/smores after the reception is over, for those who want to stay for the after party…that’s an idea.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Can you put another pit outside of the tent? You can get a firepit with the stand so it won’t mark the grass and have the s’mores there and the other firepit as a hang out quiet place.

We’re having a s’mores station. My FI and I LOVE s’mores, because we’re having a winter wedding we’re doing the station inside with sterno cans, we’re also having someone ‘man’ the station that the caterer is arranging and he’ll have a food grade blow torch to help people out.

 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Chapel on Base

Have you considered an inside the tent smore option? 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

I’d skip it, personally. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Chapel on Base

wlphilli:  Im going to share my opinion with you and why we decided.  Keep in mind like rear ends we all have them. My original venue also had a fire pit and we were still planning on making the smore fire stations for safety reasons:  

Children could get hurt/burnt/poked with more than likely the coat hanger to cook the marshmallows.  Vs using a bamboo kabob stick on a little burner.  

Disposable kabob sticks are much more sanitary.

We wanted to leave the fire pit to the adults to enjoy and not stress over little kids being around.  

Keep in mind you will still need to set up your smore station by the fire pit and clean it up. 

Granted a fire pit is basically a bonus fire which does equate to smores in my book.  For us, safety wins.

 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I went to a wedding that had this exact same scenario. I heard about stores and definitely knew I was going to take the walk to the fire to make some s’mores! And a lot of people did! A huge group ended up hanging out at the fire pit instead of at the reception in the barnwolf it doesn’t bother you that ppl might prefer to sit at the fire instead then go for it.. The guests liked it a lot! But honestly, although I think it’s such a cute idea and who doesn’t love s’mores!? …I’d skip it bc it would bother me at my own wedding if ppl weredistracted away from dancing to a fire away from everyone. 

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Hidden Acres

We’re doing the s’mores bar at our rehearsal dinner – which is actually just a giant cookout. I’d be really upset if people walked away from the reception to hang out around a fire pit.

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