(Closed) Is It Rude……

posted 11 years ago in Reception
Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

yes, you need to feed your guests.

Post # 18
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would expect dinner (or at least enough heavy apps to fill me up!)

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

ha, i often used wedding bee to back me up……she accepted

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee

Yes it is rude.

Either move it to a time that is not a meal time or serve enough to fiLl your guests.

There are a number of cheap filling things that you can DIY or obtain cheaply.

Post # 22
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I would definitely expect to be fed if your wedding was from 5p-11p.  If not, I would most likely leave early.

Post # 23
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I didn’t read all the responses but… when are you expecting your guests to eat dinner? 4 pm and then not eat again until the next morning? I suppose it’s ok to not serve dinner if you are having TONS of hors’d’urevers type stuff. Otherwise, I would expect a full belly at some point in the evening if I were a guest, or else I would leave the reception…

Post # 24
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Helper bee

That is during the entirety of “dinner time” so something substantial enough to be a dinner should be served. It doesn’t have to be a full sit down dinner but at least a selection of self-serve snacky things that you can fill up on

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My cousin did a wedding where she served supposed “heavy appetizers” but they really weren’t much beyond crackers, fruit, veggies, and 2 “specialty” appetizers, one of which I didn’t even like. We stayed the whole time (it was from 2:30 to 6:00) but we were really hungry because we hadn’t had much of a lunch other than nibbling on things. It was a little different because the ceremony was at 1pm, but a lot of people are getting ready during the lunch hour, and I think it’s similar for you. People are going to be too busy getting ready to have an early dinner.

 

If you’re not serving food, you better warn your guests to eat a big, late lunch. And even then, you’ll probably lose people early. Food is half of what you do at a wedding, in my experience, and people will get pretty bored after awhile.

Post # 26
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think for that time frame and for the length of the event you’ll really need to serve dinner.

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