What do you think about having salad pre-set?

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 2
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Meant2Bee:  I don’t get the connection between a pre-set salad and obscuring your centerpieces.

If you do have the salad in place, make sure they don’t do it too far ahead of time. Nothing like a wilted salad to start off the meal.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Meant2Bee:  As long as your centerpieces are more than about 2″ high, they will still be the focal point.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Meant2Bee:  i’m surprised this was about your centerpieces, pre-set salads won’t take away from them AT ALL. definitely don’t worry about it from that standpoint.

if you’re going to do pre-set salads, however, make sure your venue doesn’t put them out way ahead of time. i went to a wedding with pre-set salads once and they set them out about an hour before the ceremony (dressing and all) and they were very sad, warm (it was about 100 out that day) and wilted by the time it came for everyone to sit down and eat.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Smithfield Center

Just make sure they’re being set out towards the end of the ceremony. We’re having salads set out in advance so that whoever’s table is called last isn’t starving.

 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Meant2Bee:  cwedding14:  

yes exactly! as long as the reception is in a different room from the ceremony, have them set out the salads toward the end of the ceremony.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

so you are having your dance before dinner? and instead want ppl to be eating salad while you are dancing?

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

45 minutes is really not that long for a room full of people to eat a three course meal. I wouldn’t worry about it.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Meant2Bee:  We are having our salads pre-set. No worries in RI.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

45 mins is the norm to get through three courses, its always this length or longer, so not sure why you are in a rush to get dinner over with

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

oh okay, well maybe just have them serve salads as soon as everyone gets in reception room, that gives time for you to be introduced and then your dance, at our wedding it took 5 mins for everyone to get their salad

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - The Meeting House/DoubleTree by Hilton

Meant2Bee:  We’re not having our salads pre-set because we want people to be dancing right away, but as long as you’re not concerned with them sitting and eating as soon as they get in the room then I think you are good to go. Salads are so low that even if you had a low centerpiece, I don’t think they’d really get in the way, at least not the way I’m picturing it. Water glasses/wine glasses on the table tend to do that more and even those are fine! Good luck!

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