(Closed) Is an "afterglow" really necessary?

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 4
999 posts
Busy bee

This is the first time I heard of it called an afterglow. I think it depends on your crowd and other things like how heavy is your meal, if it is buffet or sit down and what not. My friend wanted to do the smores bar as part of the after dinner thing but since it was raining there was no way for them to light the fire pit on the grounds.

Post # 5
2602 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

It’s a waste of money.

Post # 6
3370 posts
Sugar bee

@PositiveThinking:  I think if your reception was running until 2 or 3 am then absolutely add late night snacks. Having dinner around 7 and then cake…no one should be starving before midnight.

Post # 7
2753 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

For that timeframe, I wouldn’t consider it necessary.

Post # 8
6256 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

Unnecessary. Have these things at your afterparty!

Post # 9
2191 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

never heard of it called that but my guests loved it but my reception ran from 5 pm (cocktail hr) till 12 am….. depends on your crowd but it was definitely a welcome site at our wedding after some serious dancing and drinking

Post # 11
1006 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I have never heard of this. I think this is jus them trying to scam more moeny out of you. I just feel like businesses are pressuring couples to add so much uneeded stuff onto their weddings. This doesn’t sound needed at all. (Plus the name is silly)

Post # 12
3371 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Ha, I’ve never heard of this term! We just call them late-night snacks. We figure that our reception will finish at around 11PM, and then those who want to party on will move to the resort’s restaurant. We’ll probably make sure there are bar snacks (mini burgers, satays, stuff like that) to keep us going through the night, but that will probably just be bill on consumption because I don’t think people are going to be that hungry after a multiple-course Italian dinner and canapes.

Post # 13
8483 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

Waste of food and money, imo. 7-12 is only 5 hours. Who needs apps, 3 courses, cake, and mousse, all in 5 hours?

Post # 15
1671 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

@PositiveThinking:  I am positive that you are making the right decision in not having a late night buffet. Your guests are going to get there around 7 and you’ll eat around 8ish? So you’ll finish 1.5-2 hours later? After all that food I doubt that anyone would really be that hungry. If they are they will go somewhere after to eat. Maybe if you were starting your reception earlier (like around 5ish) and/or it was ending later then I would think about it.

I think our reception will be starting around 5 but won’t end until 2 so we will be having a late night food station.

Post # 16
2959 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Afterglow? Back in my day we called that snacks.


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