veggie platter for cocktail hour?

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 3
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

@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
568 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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
5767 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I would rather have veggies + hummus! or cheese + crackers! than a snack bag.

Post # 6
498 posts
Helper bee

@Footballwife:  Ditto. 


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
4729 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’d love a bag of Cracker Jack or something to go with my cocktail!

Post # 9
1838 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

idk i really like veggies with ranch lol

Post # 10
25 posts
  • Wedding: November 2014

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
87 posts
Worker bee

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
729 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
1466 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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. 

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