(Closed) Late-Night Snacks at Weddings (POLL)

posted 4 years ago in Food
  • poll: What are your thoughts on a Late-Night snack at weddings?
    No, appetizers, dinner and dessert are sufficient. : (15 votes)
    12 %
    Yes, a late night snack is always welcome. : (51 votes)
    41 %
    No, I tend to skip it when at a wedding. : (2 votes)
    2 %
    No, it will be food/money wasted. : (5 votes)
    4 %
    Yes, if it's something unique. : (4 votes)
    3 %
    YES! I love late night snacks! : (46 votes)
    37 %
  • Post # 16
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: February 2020

    My cousin recently got married and had pizza at her late night snack table. It was such a hit! With how late your dinner is though, I would either not offer anything or offer some lighter fare. 

    Post # 17
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    2655 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    We aren’t planning to serve a late night snack, unless we extend our reception (at the moment it finishes at 11pm, but if we extend it to midnight we get another round of canapes included in the fee – it’s required as a part of our venue’s liquor license). We decided that, as we’re having dessert AND wedding cake, there would be plenty for guests to eat if they’re still hungry after the main meal. I’ve never actually attended a wedding that has offered a late-night snack or food truck or anything like that.

    Post # 18
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    2119 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    brideinthesix:  ive never been to one with late night snacks. i think it sounds good if the wedding is earlier. ive been to a couple that certainly could have used them. but with only three hours i would be full from dinner and drinks. 730 to me is already a late dinner

    Post # 19
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    556 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    hikingbride: This is what we’re doing, too! Popcorn was by far the easiest/most cost effective option 🙂 

    I’ve never actually been at a wedding with a late night snack so I don’t think anyone in my region expects it, but always good to soak up the booze I say! 

    Post # 20
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    5876 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Always welcome, but totally optional.  I think these make the most sense for wedding wher the hosts expect excessive drinking and for the party to last at least until 1:00 am.  Otherwise, dinner really does suffice.

    Post # 22
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    71 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    brideinthesix:  We wanted to serve a late night snack too but were hesitant for the same reasons. Instead, we served pizza and nachos back at the hotel where everyone was staying. The food went out around 11:30, vs. if we did a late night snack at the venue it would have been at 10 pm. Also, we saved money doing it this way!

    Post # 23
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    286 posts
    Helper bee

    If you can fit it in your budget without sacraficing anything I say do it. People will be dancing and drinking for 3 hours and will most likely appreciate it. good food is always memorable at a wedding. 

    Post # 24
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    2967 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    i don’t think it’s necessary, since you’re having a late dinner. but if you do decide to go for it, i’d do something light, like popcorn, which is was what we did at our wedding.  

    Post # 25
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    138 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    I would probably do one if the party lasts until midnight or later.

    Post # 26
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    1810 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Darling Husband and I are sitting here talking about it. We have yet to go to a wedding that offers late night snacks but we would totally love and appreciate getting them! I love to dance so I tend to work up an appetite…if I go 2.5 hours or more without having a little something I tend to crash…unless I have a huge meal (which I never do, certainly not at weddings).

    Post # 27
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    153 posts
    Blushing bee

    One of my best friends whose wedding was in Brooklyn had a surprise grilled cheese truck arrive around 11pm (perfect time for her wedding as everyone was dancing like crazy and was getting hungry again) it was so delicious! Everybody I know loves grilled cheese!

    Post # 28
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    98 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    brideinthesix:  I have a 5:00 ceremony followed by cocktail hour with passed hors deouvres, dinner starts just after 7:00, three courses, should be wrapped by about 8:30 – 9:00.  I’m having a late night station served at 11:30, which will include mini sliders, french fries, onion rings, and mini grilled cheese sandwiches.  We decided on this for a couple reasons…

    1. I went to a wedding where at midnight they served mini boxes of poutine and I just about died and went to heaven.

    2. Soaks up the liquor of those guests who have maybe had a bit too much.  We are talking about a solid 6+ hours into the open bar at that point.

    3. The idea of eating a mini grilled cheese sandwich while wearing my wedding dress makes me giddy.

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