(Closed) Heavy Appetizer Wedding?

posted 10 years ago in Food
Post # 3
157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I went to a heavy appetizer wedding a few years ago…and it was fantastic!   We had assigned tables (so everyone had somewhere to put their purse, wrap etc), but the whole setup kept everyone moving.   And…it was probably the most dancing I’ve ever done at any wedding since there wasn’t really a right/wrong time to dance!

Post # 4
796 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

If I could go back and change what had already been decided, I would TOTALLY do heavy appetizers! I just think appetizers give you way more yummier choices than having a sit down meal, and allows for more mingling and flexibility in the schedule. But, too bad the invitations have already been printed and they say "dinner and dancing to follow"

Post # 5
88 posts
Worker bee

We did heavy appetizers and it worked out great for our wedding which was at 5 o’clock.

We went this route because it saved $$$. Plus we had a ton of variety and suited everyones taste. I think we ended up with 10 maybe 11 items for $25 a person (also included non-alcoholic beverages and coffee/tea).

Also, we did not want a seated dinner. We wanted a relaxed vibe where people mixed and mingled so we did not have assigned seating (small wedding just under 50).

I recieved no complaints about the food just glowing reviews. I will say though that I thought there would be leftovers and there were none. I was looking forward to eating like a king back at the hotel. Oh well. But I did make sure I was the first one through the buffet line so I got as much as I want. Don’t mess with me when it comes to food!

Post # 6
2 posts
  • Wedding: September 2009


Go for the heavy appetizers anyway.  Printing "dinner" on the invitations just means that there will be food served at dinner time.  I am not sure it really matters what the food is or how it’s served.


Post # 7
538 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I personally wouldnt mind. I love hor deurves and I love to dance, So I’d prefer to be able to pick at food throughout the night rather than the formal sit down.


Post # 8
196 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Hotel on the westside of Los Angeles

I think it sounds awesome! I would have been too scared to do it at ours because of grumbling from the older relatives and parent-folk.  But it sounds like a great way to get people mingling and I love "snacking" as opposed to full meals anyway.

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