(Closed) Chocolate Fountains?

posted 9 years ago in Food
  • poll: Should a Chocolate Fountain be at a Wedding?
    No : (37 votes)
    47 %
    Yes : (42 votes)
    53 %
  • Post # 3
    5823 posts
    Bee Keeper

    The last time I saw a chocolate fountain at a wedding…the flower girl was wearing it…

    Post # 5
    960 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I always thought chocolate fountains were kind of cheesy…until I tasted one. Oh em gee I fell in love. I say go for it. If the flower girl ends up wearing it, who cares? At least she was having a good time, is what I say Just be really careful when YOU are eating it because it can get REALLY messy. Enjoy!!

    Post # 8
    2022 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Whatever you do, just stay away from the fountain!!!!!!  You don’t want to be wearing it!

    Post # 10
    152 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    FH hates chocolate but he’s demanding a chocolate fountain. Most fountains also come with a server/person who makes sure to help keep things clean and the lines flowing. the new ones also have a no splatter/drip guard… its sooo yummy – rice krispie treats, cream puffs, fruit, breads, pretzels… all dipped in chocolate. I’m drooling just thinking of it!

    Post # 12
    2205 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    oh, we are soo doing a chocolate fountain…even if this poll thinks we should not.

    I posted about it more extensively here and here, but the main reason is because fi and I don’t like cake…  We saw the idea (ok, fi claims it was his idea) on a dinner cruise the night we got engaged and it was the first and easiest decision we made.

    Sure, there are reasons not to do it (the messy factor) but the youngest person at our wedding reception will by 8 y.o. and the chocolate fountain will be supervised by the waitstaff at our venue constantly.

    Before negotiating with our caterer, I did a ton of research on the cost and it looks like the cost ranges anywhere for $300-$1000 depending on your location, the size of the fountain, the level of service and the amount of dippin’s.

    We are paying $700 for a mid-size fountain with the following dippin’s for 150 people: pound cake bites, pretzels, wafers (choc, vanilla, and straw.), strawberries, bananas and pineapple.  I still have to convince my caterer to do brownie bites, but I might have to pay extra for that.  (oooh, and rice krispie bites…great idea amy!)

    The fountain will run for the whole night after dinner is served and cleaned up (4 hours)

    Post # 14
    106 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2018 - Millenium Biltmore Hotel

    I have never been to a wedding with a chocolate fountain…but I think it could be a lot of fun! (not to mention, delicious!)

    Post # 15
    756 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    A friend of my older brother got married recently and had a chocolate fountain at the reception. My brother RAVED about how awesome it was.  Something tells me the first thing he’s going to say when we tell him we’re engaged (well, after "Really…?") is "You better have a chocolate fountain!"

    The likelihood of a huge mess concerns me a little…but I was also thinking of not inviting little kids, so that would solve that problem.

    Post # 16
    1156 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York

    my brother had one at his wedding and there was a long line for it all night long. people LOVED it!

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