(Closed) Ice cream truck after or before ceremony? Yay or Nay?

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 2
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I love the idea.  I think it would be better after the ceremony.  My only concern is the line/wait time.  I think cutting down flavors would make service more efficient.

Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Is your ceremony at the same place as the reception?  If so, if they already said no to outside food once, bringing in an ice cream truck probably won’t be allowed either.

Personally, if you’re doing a fancy wedding, a commercial ice cream truck would take away from the formality for me, but it’s not necessarily a bad idea.  If you were do to it, absolutely do it after the ceremony — I would not want to risk spilling ice cream on my fancy clothes pre-ceremony!

Post # 5
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Busy bee

I would rather have it after the ceremony instead of before. Having it out befor, peope make be distracted by their ice cream to pay much attention to the ceremony. As a guest I would like to have a nice ice cream treat durning the cocktail hour while everyone else is doing photos.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper

Both! Before and after. Can I come? lol

Seriously I would do before- because some people will be going to get pictures taken and can’t wait for ice-cream. If you do it after, all the guests will be leaving the ceremony at once whereas if you do it before, people will be arriving in smaller groups & there won’t be long wait times. Plus it adds a cheerful sense of whimsy to add to the festive mood as guests arrive, because let’s face it, who wouldn’t love to be unexpectedly treated to ice cream when they show up for the ceremony?

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I love that idea! Ice cream after the ceremony would be a lovely treat. I’d have fun chatting about the ceremony with other guests while waiting in line and enjoying my ice cream!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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NBee:  I would do it after the ceremony since there’s going to be a gap. 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

I pick after too. That way people can pass the time by leisurely getting their ice cream during the gap. What a fun idea!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Are you having a cocktail hour? In my mind, ice cream and booze don’t mix well before eating & dancing all night. But I do enjoy the thought of icecream after a ceremoney.

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would serve the ice cream after the wedding. For a 1:30 ceremony, your guests will barely have finished lunch, so may not want to eat again so soon.

 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

after! 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I think it sounds great, but after 🙂 

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Sounds fun. I vote for after the ceremony as well. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee

Sounds yummy. But I definitely say after!

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