(Closed) How do you think you would feel as a guest at this wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 16
12 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013 - The Henry Ford Museum

Flowers are not too formal in and of themselves.  If you were planning to use red roses with crystal accents, then yeah, that might clash a bit with the casual theme.  If you were planning to use wildflowers and linens within your general color scheme, maybe even with casual touches to match your other aesthetic choices (burlap? ribbon? twine?), then it would really complement the overall look.

Post # 17
1274 posts
Bumble bee

I would prepare a 3 bean salad or a tomato/cucumber/feta type salad as well if you don’t want to provide a full meal.

Is it going to be set up buffet style? Where everyone can kind of graze?

Maybe a few trays of grilled veggie kabobs (peppers, onions, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, maybe a slice of pineapple), pasta trays (veggie and meat lasagnas) or chicken penne in a cream sauce or like a rotini in a tomato sauce, and a few salads and buns might be a good option. You can still have wings and meatballs etc, but it might be nice to have enough options for any light or non-meat eaters. I think either 2-3 salads that are veggie friendly OR a few pasta options would fill in the gaps that are there currently. Between grazing and a full meal. Ya know? 🙂 

Post # 18
901 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - 11/15/14-Vineyard

Ok … You asked how I would feel as a guest. I think the colors are appropriate for the scene. 

There are two things I’m worried about – 

1. An hour and 45 mins between ceremony and reception? That a long time considering on average ceremonies last 20 minutes. What are you having guests do in between? Is it at same venue? 

2. The food – if and the food was out and I had to wait an hour and 45 minutes, I’d assume that the food was appetizers/finger foods. Plus I’m sorry, spicy meatballs and especially wings I would not even eat at a wedding! Way too messy when I would be dressing nicer than normal to attend your event. If its at dinnertime, I’d as a guest, assume you would be serving dinner. Not a small sandwhich and a veggie tray. I would probably ditch early and go to dinner after. 

Post # 19
1772 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

OP, how long will this food be sitting out and not appropriately heated or chilled?  As a guest in a more remote location, I’d be wary of egg/mayonnaise-based salads etc that have been sitting out for a while.

Post # 20
13589 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would be expecting a significant dinner for the timing of your ceremony, so I think you need more food. You can’t really have a 6pm reception without either a ton more appetizers, or an actual meal.

Post # 21
9544 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Hm. I would either move this earlier in the day, so it’s not over dinner time, or amp up the food a bit, especially since you’ll be serving alcohol. I think that pretty decorations will be fine, even if you were just serving cake and punch!

Youre menu isn’t bad but needs a little filling out. It’s kind of half way between heavy apps and a sit down meal. Sounds like you’re going for heavy apps kind of feel (which I adore), so I’d go that direction. And as much as I love wings, I think they don’t work for heavy apps because you can’t eat one while holding a plate. How about chicken skewers? Those are similar but easier to eat and not get super messy.

How about this menu:

  • grilled chicken skewers
  • spicy meatballs
  • pigs in a blanket
  • chicken salad stuffed croissants
  • chips with dip
  • Chips and salsa and cheesy dip
  • Cut fruit
  • Cut veggies with hummus and pita chips
  • cheese, cured meats and crackers

All of that is easy to prepare in large quantities or can be prepped the day before. 

Post # 22
164 posts
Blushing bee

DaringGreatly14:  I agree with what everyone says about more food but as far as the decor….I think it’s up to you!  There is no reason you can’t have fancier decor if that’s what you want!  We are having a very elegant wedding…with pizza and salad 🙂

Post # 23
1979 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

DaringGreatly14:  Based on the time of the wedding, I think you need more food. That’s pretty much exactly dinner time. If it were earlier or later, then your food would be totally fine. Sounds lovely!

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