(Closed) Boxed lunches for small rustic barn reception?

posted 6 years ago in Food
  • poll: Boxed Lunch or No
    Boxed Lunch : (37 votes)
    77 %
    Small Buffet : (11 votes)
    23 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Great idea. Very charming, definitely not tacky, especially for a rustic barn event. You can customize it in so many ways too!

    Post # 4
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    SUPPPER cute idea

    I’d say it’s all in the presentation, only tacky food and tacky presentation make this a tacky idea! (and the wrong setting)

    Post # 6
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 1900

    I think it could be cute!

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I think your idea is SUPER cute!

     

    But I do think this idea can go either way, it all depends on the presentation… I think your idea sounds really good so far.

    I think even legitimate “boxed” lunches would be cute in the right kind of box, or brown paper bag with a cute tag/sticker.

    Post # 8
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I think it’s a cute idea for a rustic setting.  Just make sure it’s presented in a fun and cute way and so it doesn’t come off cheap.

    Also get a count before hand of what type of sandwiches people would prefer.  In the article you posted they had chicken salad and BLT.  I bet most people went for the chicken salad with the BLTs left for the people last in line. It would suck if one of those people didn’t eat pork/meat/etc.  

     

    Post # 9
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I think the prior posters have given you good input and advice. One benefit of having boxed lunches in a barn/outdoor setting is that guests wouldn’t have to worry about flies having landed on their food. I attended an outdoor reception for a good friend, and the salads were sitting on the tables for more than an hour, and flies were everywhere. No one touched his or her salad at our table. (There was an outdoor buffet that we did eat; however, it was heavily attended. With so many people moving around near it, we didn’t really focus on flies have taken up residence on anyone’s meal.

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I really like this idea for a casual wedding, and agree with PPs that how it is perceived by guests will depend a lot on the presentation.  In the link you posted, everything is displayed very nicely and looks appetizing.

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I think the idea is very cute.

    What I think you should really do is ask around to some people in your family so you really get an idea of what your guests will think. I persoally like the idea, but I know that it would not go over well in my family. They are very traditional.

    Post # 12
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I LOVE this idea- I had a rustic barn wedding and just before the big day I read an artical where a couple made individual hampers, either between families or couples, taking the individual dietry requirements into consideration, each hamper included a blanket big enough for everyone who were sharing the hamper to fit- Very cute and thoughtful!!

    Your idea is kind of another version of this which I think is very cute, I didn’t have the bottle to do it but I hope it goes down well if you do!!

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    adorable.  IF properly executed.

    Post # 16
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Love it! What a cute idea 🙂

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