(Closed) Having parents serve the hor d'oeuvres at cocktail hour??

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think it’s a bad idea (glad you do too!). They really need to be actively passing the food, not stopping at one or two people to chat for 5-10 minutes. If they do that 6-8 times, the cocktail hour is over, and only like 12-16 people will have food!

Post # 4
655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@alex88:  My parents had invited a family of 5 who all rsvp’d yes. One week before the wedding (when I needed to confirm numbers with my venue) my parents said that they weren’t sure if the 2 daughters were coming. This was what they said to me: “Don’t pay for dinner for the 2 girls. If they do come, they can take our seats. We’ll stand!” 

Post # 5
1844 posts
Buzzing bee

I’m a 3 time MOB and I’m on your side as far as the passed appetizers!  While I think your mom’s idea comes from the heart and is sweet – I think the execution will be anything but that.  She will find someone she wants to visit with and will spend extra time chatting while no one is getting the apps she is passing!

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