(Closed) Is having a popcorn machine/bar too "carnival"?

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
544 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Definitely not a carnival, although I may be biased because we are having a popcorn machine and toppings as part of our “late night snack”.   When we’ve mentioned this to people they get very excited, because who doesn’t love fresh popped popcorn??   

Post # 4
5009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

We had a popcorn machine (and ice cream tricycle) with drinks after the ceremony (before the meal) and it went down really well!

Post # 5
2009 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

This sounds fun! Go for it!

Post # 6
3885 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think it sets a rather casual tone but if that’s in keeping with your overall look/feel then go for it. The two “down sides” that jump to mind are, it can be a bit messy if folks are dressed up, especially if there’s cheese-type toppings/flavorings; and popcorn isn’t the most filling food so counting it equal with your other appetizers might leave folks a bit hungry.

Post # 7
4948 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Sounds fun!

Post # 9
317 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I agree with fishbone it sets a casual tone, but if I was a guest at your wedding, I would love it. Fresh popped popcorn is one of my favorite things.

Post # 10
1361 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think if you had carnival games, cotton candy, and a popcorn machine THEN it would be carinval themed.  Just a popcorn machine is fine.

Post # 11
2105 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Popcorn = summer to me, because of all the state fairs, summer blockbusters, etc. I wouldn’t eat it ultimately because of the grease/oils. 

Post # 13
174 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We are having a popcorn bar instead of a candy bar during our cocktail reception. Not carnival at all, just dont use the rainbow popcorn 🙂


Were going with Garretts Chicago Mic ( my favourite ), classic butter salt, caramel and we havent decided on the 4th…but definitely something savoury.

This is my inspiration

Post # 14
4477 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

No, it’s awesome!

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