(Closed) Dessert bar only?

posted 9 years ago in Food
Post # 3
2207 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Not at all tacky. If you just want a brief ceremony with a shorter reception that is over before dinner, it sounds lovely. I would go to that!

Honestly, one of th best wedding I went to was a simple ceremony and punch and cake afterwards. Everyone was just so happy, no amount of any fancy stuff can replace that.

Though don’t forget punch with the dessert!

Post # 4
4765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

Um, yeah, I’m obsessed with this idea. I love love LOVE dessert and I would totally do this if Fiance would let me! Not tacky at all!!

Post # 5
366 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think it sounds absolutely, positively delightful 🙂

Post # 6
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think it’s a very cute idea.  I would consider either having a very short ceremony or start it earlier so that you won’t have people there at a meal time so they won’t expect more than just desserts.

Post # 8
4485 posts
Honey bee

Actually dinner receptions are fairly new in history (they’re making a comeback since the Renaissance era) but for a long period of time (including currently in many regions, social circles, and families) that was the only option for a reception was desserts only. Not to mention, the folks who were so prim and proper that they let you know what was what completely accepted them. Why they are considered rude nowadays is beyond me, honestly. They are not tacky and they’re not rude. If a couple is on a budget, for example, it’s better to serve just desserts at a non-meal time than to go into debt serving a full meal for everyone. Etiquette books say that cake and coffee are the basics of refreshments for a reception. Anything beyond that is generous but not required.

Serve whatever you want. It’s not your parents’ wedding. If someone doesn’t like it, they don’t have to attend.


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