(Closed) Coffee or no coffee?

posted 6 years ago in Food
  • poll: What's your opinion on coffee at evening/night wedding receptions?
    I had/plan to have coffee service and think that it's a must. : (59 votes)
    52 %
    I had/plan to have coffee service but it's not needed : (37 votes)
    32 %
    I didn't have/don't plan to have coffee service but wish I did : (2 votes)
    2 %
    I didn't have/don't plan to have coffee service and it was fine : (14 votes)
    12 %
    Other? : (2 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’m having coffee, but I wouldn’t if it cost $200. I think you’ll be fine either way.

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I always like a coffee with my dessert – it feels incomplete if I dont get it.

    $200 is pretty fair – our caterer is charging us $175. 

    Could you do your own coffee bar? Many venues have a coffee maker that you can borrow. 

    Post # 6
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    1297 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    red_pepper_gal Not saying the price is unfair–just saying that I can’t afford that in our budget. I like coffee with dessert as well.

    AutumnElegance The disposable cups sound like a good option!

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - Old Stone House in Brookyn

    I wouldn’t say it’s a must. My family always has coffee with desert on Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc. but I don’t remember coffee when my last two cousins were married* and no one said anything.

    *Uh, not to each other.

    Post # 8
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    3452 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Well, we are having a brunch so there will be coffee. 

    Post # 9
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    391 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    OMG, being a coffee addict, I think it is a must. Coffee is a widely enjoyed thing. I’d cut the soda before the coffee!

    Post # 10
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    866 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I think the first question to ask is: if they don’t serve coffee, what will your guests have to drink with dessert? And “the drinks they already got/bought” doesn’t count; people don’t always want red wine with cake. Y’know?

    For me, coffee is a “must” for a few reasons; it tends to go well with desserts, it’s a nice change from any club soda or alcohol I’ve been drinking, and at an evening wedding it’s a pick-me-up that gets me through either the last dance or the drive home. 

    I realize that the $200 might not have been in your original budget, but when it comes to places to cut back, your guests’ comfort is not it. I think that’s a very reasonable price, and if you *can* swing it, would be a very good thing to include.

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I can’t even imagine not having coffee. It’s such a widely loved drink and even non-coffee drinkers don’t always pass up a cup with dessert (me!).

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    It was included with our venue. I think it’s nice, especially at the end of the reception. I would NOT have done it had it not already been included

    Post # 13
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    cake + coffee =s very happy bride. So it’s a must for us!

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee

    I think you should have the coffee service.  A lot of the older people will probably really miss it if you don’t have it (I know my mom and grandmother are always dying to have some at the end of every party lol).  

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Old people love coffee after a meal.

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