(Closed) Do We Need Appetizers?

posted 6 years ago in Food
  • poll: Appetizers?
    Nix Them! : (6 votes)
    30 %
    Keep Them! : (10 votes)
    50 %
    Other - please explain below : (4 votes)
    20 %
  • Post # 3
    1326 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Were not doing a cocktail hour or appetizers. Our ceremony is in the room directly besides our reception hall. Were doing a first look and doing the majority of our photos before the wedding starts. Once the ceremony is over, everyone will make their way to the reception hall where the festivities are set to begin right away.

    The wait between the ceremony and reception is a little long, by the time guests arrive at the reception, a few appetizers and a beverage will be welcomed. To save costs, could you get the timing of your ceremony and reception closer together?

    Post # 4
    3569 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I think you nix it but only if you move dinner up. I also don’t think your guest will take 1.5 hours to get to the reception twenty minutes away.

    I think move up the dinner to 5:30pm would be a better idea. Unless you need the time to take photos and in that case I think it’s best to stick to the most economical options and try to trim the budget in other ways.

    Post # 5
    1755 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @missjewels:  I’d suggest considering at least some cheese and crackers or crudites.  You don’t have to go with expensive hors d’oeuvres, but something would be nice for the people who arrive early or in case something happens to delay the start of dinner.

    Post # 6
    3769 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    I totally think it’s okay for you to cut out the appetizers!  It sounds like you’re going to have a lot for dinner, and 6 is decently early enough to serve without appetizers.  If you still want them in the end though, I would think one of your late night snack buffets would be fine to cut for the budget too.

    Post # 7
    1684 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I don’t think you need served appetizers, but putting out some cheese, crackers, water, ice tea, etc would be nice and inexpensive

    Post # 8
    1676 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’d cut them. We didn’t have appys and no one missed them. I would make sure that there are drinks available, though, even if it’s just iced tea.

    Post # 9
    3771 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 1999

    You don’t need them, but to be honest, I would be really bored for an hour and a half. It is unlikely that if I am dressed for a wedding I would do much exploring of gardens and one can only take in a view for so long. I would try to have something small to snack on just to give people something to do or move dinner up .

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