Post # 1
Yesterday I posted asking for suggestions on not having actual food during a cocktail hour. I got a bunch of suggestions and I am considering making goodie bags with a couple if snacks in them. I got a bunch of responses saying just ask the caterer if they can supply a veggie or cheese platter for a lesser amount of money. My question to you guys now is would you really rather have just a veggie platter over actual snack foods. I recently went to a wedding and fir the cocktail hour they had like cheese meat and crackers, everybody at my table hated it. I know people will eat whatever you give them, but I know when I’m home drinking I want to snack on things like chips and what not not veggies with ranch. I’m not saying that’s what I’m going to give my guests, but that’s the type of food I prefer to snack on while having a few drinks if a full meal isn’t available. If you would prefer the snack bags what would you like to see in them?
Post # 3
@kshepa20: I think it really depends what you are planning to put in the bags vs. the veggie trays.
It’s super hard for me to decide if I don’t know what snacks you’d be giving me.
If your venue is open to options, I would suggest veggie trays, fruit platters and maybe some finger sandwhiches or something.
I know you said that they don’t allow outside food, but perhaps if you explain that you don’t want people eating on an empty stomach, and that you just don’t have alot in your budget left, they may work with you.
Post # 4
Snack bags sound like a school field trip not a wedding IMO. I vote for veggies, cheese, crackers etc but skip the meat.
Post # 5
I would rather have veggies + hummus! or cheese + crackers! than a snack bag.
Post # 6
If I’m wearing a nice dress, I don’t think I’d want to be eating chips out of a snack bag. Personally, I love cheese/veggie trays and they’ll definitely be on option at my wedding.
Post # 7
My vote is veggie, cheese, hummus tray. Snacks in a bag? I know someone mentioned like popcorn? Your cocktail hour is starting at 7pm. At 7pm I want real food, especially if I’m having drinks. Most likely any snack that would be done as a favor would be something sugary and that probably wouldn’t bode well at a dinner time with drinks.
Post # 8
I’d love a bag of Cracker Jack or something to go with my cocktail!
Post # 9
idk i really like veggies with ranch lol
Post # 10
I agree with the other Bees who say veggies with dips- hummus, ranch, etc. and you can’t go wrong with cheese. if you can swing the finger sandwiches that would be great too. Unless you are have a very casual wedding, I probably wouldn’t reccommend the snack bags.
Post # 10
Marinated veggies are good and they bring an ‘antipasto’ feeling to a veggie platter (cured olives, hot or sweet peppers stuffed with cheese, artichoke hearts…).
Post # 11
You could always make the cheese seem more interesting but doing something on a stick (I love anyting on a stick) like a little cheese + tomato caprese skewer.
Post # 12
kshepa20: If you are trying to please everyone, but only have one option (snack bags or veggie trays) you just won’t please everyone. And maybe this is rude but you probably won’t hear about it anyways so who cares! (I am assuming that you are also giving your guests a meal after, so it’s not like they are going to starve the whole night)
I’m of the mindset when you go to someone’s house or party you eat what is for dinner (unless you are allergic to it or vegetarian or something). So I think it’s rude for people complain about what they are getting. As long as you give them at least two different veggies to choose from or two different snacks in their snack bag, they should be grateful, IMO.