What are your thoughts on having snacks instead of hor'derves.

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

I think it’s a little odd.




We are having a social hour.. similiar to a cocktail hour, but without alcohol [my family tends to drink, ALOT, so we’re saving that for after dinner].




We are doing easy-to make apps, fruit kabobs, mini grilled cheese & tomato soup, finger sandwiches, meatballs on a stick, ect.




We are also going to offer some sweeter options, like yogurt with granola & other toppings, chocolate mousse, and vegetables & dip




There’s alot of easy/cheap & fun things you can make.


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EDIT : All items will be arranged in mini-tasting dishes, like the yogurt & mousse is in the above picture.

Post # 4
851 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013 - The front lawn of our church

@Waitingbee57:  I think this is a great idea! You can even order M&Ms in your wedding colors

Post # 5
473 posts
Helper bee

It’s odd, but so what? Who doesn’t love salty/sweet snacks. 

Post # 6
1056 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Cedar Lake Cellars

People like food, any food.  I think it’s not a bad idea

Post # 8
2670 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

@Waitingbee57:  It sounds totally fine to me. M&Ms! Pretzels! What’s not to like? I hate to stand in line to get at a cheese n cracker table, and I hate stalking the wait staff when they come out with a little tray of things with toothpicks in them. I always feel self conscious and greedy. I’d much rather have some little snacks at the table.

Post # 9
7997 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I don’t see an issue here. Like why not?

Is it against fancy wedding protocol or something? I love fun stuff that is slightly outside the box. Most weddings bore the hell out of me and the food sucks.

Post # 10
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Waitingbee57:  OH geesh! Not sure how I skipped right over that,

In that case, I would do what you are going to do, and maybe add some mini brownies, cookies, or even some of those mini single person pies!

Post # 11
2896 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i think it’s totally fine. i think a lot of times people serve too much food during the cocktail hour and by the time dinner is served no one’s really that hungry anymore and a lot of food ends up being thrown away.

we didn’t really have a cocktail hour. we just had refreshments and chips and salsa out on the tables.

Post # 12
7290 posts
Busy Beekeeper

@Waitingbee57:  I thnk I would need to see a timeline before I could judge whether it was a good option or not.

If your day runs so that guests need to have an early lunch and then wait until 7 or 8pm for dinner with just a few pretzels inbetween then I would suggest having some kind of hors d’oeuvres. But if your wedding starts at 5:30pm and dinner starts at 7pm then I would say either skip the extra food or just go with the snacks idea.




Post # 14
10748 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I consider it the same thing actually. Food is food! It would be weird if you were serving that instead of dinner, but as long as it’s something to munch on, that’s totally cool. And to be honest I’d actually prefer chips to some of the nasty fancy appetizers that I don’t like. 

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