(Closed) Cake, Champagne and what else?

posted 4 years ago in Food
Post # 3
300 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Where are you having the reception?

Post # 5
300 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Okay, perfect. 

So lets break down the 3000, 

Are you renting tables?

Table cloth covers?


What champange brand are you buying?

Post # 6
12103 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@waitingforthering2:  I would do champagne, sparkling water, tea & coffee, cake, sweets and possibly some fruit & cheese plates and it’s a standing reception?

Alternately, you could do some hot hors d’ouvres and then have desert and the cake if you’re doing something at 7:00ish – I usually find people will be peckish and might want something more than desert. 

Post # 9
300 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@waitingforthering2:  Are you having people serve themselves (i.e. pour their own drinks, etc?)

You should give people the option of not drinking. So get some fancy juices. 

I’m in love, like in love with Alain Milliat Jucies. (the white grape is to die for)

You can buy some of these bottles. They’re very classy looking and seriously, they taste amazing.



Also, would you be able to make some food, or would you be buying it?

Post # 11
3697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@waitingforthering2:  All I need is cake and bubbly to be happy.  🙂 

But you’ve got the right idea.  Something non-alcoholic and sparkly, maybe, and maybe even some finger food if it’s not right after dinner.  Cheese even works for dessert.  Yum, cheese and champagne. 

Post # 12
300 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@waitingforthering2:  Why don’t you do a cheese wine pairing stationg?

Don’t do crackers. 

Do a nice thin bread instead. 

You could also get those plastic martini glasses from the dollar store, and put fruit in them.

you can’t serve booze without food. 

Or have glasses of drinks already poured with fruit in the them. 

White wine with raspberries. 

Keep fruit colours similar though 

Post # 14
2906 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’d do champagne, plus one red and one white wine. Sparkling water and some sort of non-alcoholic drink – juice, lemonade, iced tea or sparkling cider. 

Cheese and crackers, maybe a crudite platter with dips, some mixed nuts. Maybe gougeres or cheese puffs? (I always make gougeres for dinner parties, and they’re a hit – especially if you can serve them warm.)

Then yummy cake! I don’t think you need other sweets besides cake, unless you really want them. 

And I’d set aside a bit of money for a few small flower arrangements for the tables. You can DIY some gorgeous arrangements with grocery store flowers and containers from the dollar store or Target. (Or even a vase or two from your own house!) 

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