Post # 1
I was just on the phone with my mother discussing menu options for the cocktail hour at our wedding and asked her opinion on having passed appetizers vs station appetizers. Her response? Passed appetizers are classier…and maybe you could have the parents pass around the appetizers! This way we could visit with all of the guests!
Hahahah. No mum, I think we will have our parents be honoured guests at the wedding and not the wait staff!!
Any other bees out there who have parents making crazy wedding suggestions?
Post # 3
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
@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
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!