Post # 1
This is my first question post to the board – thanks for listening!
I have a question about our “food events” for the wedding day.
So the day looks like this…
5.15 Ice Cream Cart outside church
6.00-7.00 Cocktail Hr + Passed horsdevours + fruit/cheese
7.00-8.00 Dinner + Dessert
We were thinking about having some late night snacks at midnight at the hotel bar where the “after party” will be. Is that overkill? Or will people want something to eat before heading up to their rooms? What do you guys think about the Late Night Snack? Is there too much eating going on here?? haha
Late Night snack would be (hotel) pizzas, potato skins, etc.
And there is brunch the next morning.
Post # 3
That is a lot of food!!! I feel like the ice cream cart before dinner and hour d’evours might be overkill?
Post # 4
I think you certainly don’t NEED midnight snacks with all of that food… but if you want them then go ahead. 🙂
Post # 5
I don’t think a late night snack is necessary at all. And i agre–go with just the appetizers. Ice cream at 515pm….not so much–that’s definitely food time. You could offer an ice cream dessert bar, though! I like that more.
Post # 6
Could you move the ice cream to later in the evening? Like a sundae bar or something? That would be a nice sweet treat to end the night.
Post # 7
Considering that you are starting dinner at 7pm, you don’t really need a midnight snack. Especially since you are having a cocktail hour preceding. You can certainly have them if you want them since people do work up an appetite by dancing. But I don’t think you need the ice cream at 5pm which is the dinner hour. You will kill appetites by serving it at that time and if you serve dessert before dinner, the dessert served after dinner may go to waste because people are way too stuffed at that point.
Post # 8
What about making the ice cream cart your late night snack? Or are you trying to offer your guests something in between the church and the cocktail hour?
Post # 9
Thanks for the input, ladies!!
Unfortunately, the ice cream cart is already booked and scheduled so not much room to wiggle with them – I might check though and see if they could do a late night, but I kinda doubt it. I think perhaps we’ll just do cheese, crackers and fruit instead of passed horsdevours at cocktail hour. – I’m on the fence about the late night snack but realzing its not a huge deal anymore – thanks!
I’m in crazy hostess mode!! God forbid any of my guests go hungry!!! haha
Corgitales! – Its a Jeni’s Ice Cream cart!! Pretty much my favorite thing we’ve booked. YUMBO.
Post # 10
Oh! We have the ice cream cart coming after the ceremony b/c my mom and I kinda hate when you haev to stand outside for 30 minutes on a hot July day waiting for everyone inside to be done with pictures… We were trying to give the guests something to do and a fun summer treat. Hence, the ice cream cart at 5 o’clock or so.
But we wanted cocktail hour to begin relatively right after so the out of towners weren’t stuck with hours to kill between ceremony and reception.
Perhaps those doing everything in one location are onto something, afterall… 🙂
Post # 11
YUMMY!if you really are wanting something to cool everyone off you should have like flavored ice or something. it is lighter and that way everyone will still have room for the yummy dinner and cake! 🙂 since you already have them booked maybe you could request lite ice cream optinos only. no chocolate double brownie anything. maybe just vanilla and they might have flavored shaved ice or whatever. I would call them and ask.
Love the idea of something cold after a hot outside july ceremony! SO COOL
Post # 12
Good idea on keeping the flavors light! – Luckliy they are small scoops so don’t think anyone can get too full off of it.
We get to choose 4 including their seasonals. So we were gonna do their staple Salty Caramel, maybe a seasonal Blackberry and Sweet Corn, something with a little chocolate or light mint chocolate and a sorbet, Pear Reisling or a Champagne something sortbet (we have some vegan friends who would need no dairy)
I’m willing the weather to be warm and sunny 🙂 – In case of rain, we’ll move the cart to the reception site and have people go htere immediately. ::sigh:: anyone else tired of dealing with plan A and plan B for stuff??
Post # 13
I LOVE the idea of an ice cream cart. I’m actually a little jealous!
Post # 14
Well I’m a late night snacker (which may account for the extra weight.. haha), so I’d love a late night snack. But if you’re not having a sit down meal, just a buffet I don’t see why guests that wanted something more couldn’t go back and get it. Personally I think you’re treating them great. I love the idea of the ice cream cart, but I think that the cart, cocktail, hour d’evours is a lot going on before dinner. You don’t want them to get stuffed on hour d’evours before they get to dinner. Then you’ll have wasted all that money on their dinner because everyone will be so stuffed from the hour d’evours, ice cream, and cocktails.