(Closed) Is anyone doing or did anyone do a chocolate fountain?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I would love to do one, but I don’t think it’s within our budget 🙁 

I’ve seen them before with marshmallows, strawberries, cheesecake… so many possibilities!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m not doing it but I have seen one in action at a party before. Actually it was a birthday party and by the time I got there it was pretty far gone and a lot of people were drunk.

Make sure you get one which is manned by someone all the time. Seriously, drunk people and lots of chocolate is a bad bad thing (think using pint glasses to pour liquid chocolate in and then drinking it – it’s not a pretty sight!). But also, having someone there to man it means that they can help fish out food that falls in (cause it will happen!) and they can give people suggestions on what to try and things. The girl who manned the one at the party I was at was super nice and was really helpful.

Make sure you get those little tray things to eat over so you don’t drip chocolate on your clothes! It does go everywhere. 

But it’s a cute idea. And there’s awesome things you can do with it. Waffle pieces and pineapple chunks and marshmallows and things. Oh so much yum! 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

My Fiance wanted one but I reminded him that a white dress and liquid chocolate was not a combination I wanted.  The same thing happened when we were debating about chicken with marinara sauce.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Fh has forbiden one….even though I didn’t really want one. His family ran a catering company for more then 10 years and he has flash backs to the mess they can make every thime he sees one and I get to hear of how a rowdy party knocked on over and then tried to sue them for the damage to property.  His main things are that no matter what you do the chocolate starts to harden and you have to add oil to it to keep it running smooth, the mess it makes of clothes and table linens and people dropping in/double dipping items. If you do as someone uptop posted and get a helper that would help with a few of those items, but it still a expensive and messy thing to have.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

We had one, as well as a caramel one (the caramel fountain was a surprise courtesy of the venue). We had several different kinds of fruit, angel cake, marshmallows, etc. The fountains were a real hit and we didn’t have any problems with drunk people messing it up or anything. There was a staff person manning the table to replenish the food and help people out. The table was right to the side of the dance floor and was crowded all night. The next morning at breakfast people were still talking about them. I would definitely recommend it! 🙂

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

The one thing my fiance wanted at our wedding was a chocolate fountain, I wanted smores, we’re doing both!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I was in a wedding that had one.  I unfortunately don’t have any pics of it.  It was a really big hit at her wedding though.  It was off to the side and people at her wedding weren’t crazy rowdy, so there were no dangers of it being knocked over or anything.  Her cake did go mostly untouched it seemed though, because more people were interested in the chocolate fountain.  I do really like the idea of having a more interactive dessert in addition to cake.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

we’re getting one to meet our min spend amount at our reception venue.

i got to try it when i went to a bridal show at the venue and it was AMAZING, they provide 32 different dippng items!!!! 🙂

 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We’re planning to have one. We haven’t checked on pricing yet’ but Fiance really wants one; so we’re going to surprise him with it!!! He’ll LOVE it!

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We’re not, though I had a ton of fun with one at a bridal show I went to in January. They’re alot, alot of work and they’re messy, and I kinda feel like they’re a tad dated. They’re super fun, though, if you want to go through all the trouble!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I don’t think they’re outdated. I think it depends where you are in the country. Just like anyting else (Movies; news; celebrity stuff) trends don’t always hit the same areas at the same time. Where I’m from; I’ve never been to a wedding with one. In a larger city (looks like KM is from) they’ve probably been around a long time. Do what you love.

 

By the way… @ one time bel bottoms & straight legged jeans were outdated too…..

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