(Closed) No clue what to do about food!

posted 7 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Which option?
    Small dinner/Large dessert buffet : (6 votes)
    14 %
    Large dinner/Only wedding cake : (37 votes)
    86 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    You may get more answers if you add a poll!

    But personally I would prefer a bigger dinner and smaller dessert!

    Post # 4
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    If the reception starts at 4 I say you maybe can do the smaller dinner. If you’re planning on being completely done before say 7 then it’s okay I think.

    If the ceremony starts at 5 then I’d say you should give a full dinner. If people are gonna hang with you from 5-9 you gotta feed them more than dessert.

    Wasn’t really clear from your post what was starting at 4 or 5.

    Post # 5
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    3520 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I like the first idea–not that it’s more traditional, but just because of the time.  People might get hungry with the 2nd option.

    Both are really cool though!

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I don’t know your crowd so it is hard to say.  I live in Amish/Mennonite country where everyone has a huge meal after church so for me it would make sense to have smaller meal/large dessert.  What are the customs where you live?

    Post # 7
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Large meal, small dessert.

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee

    Big dinner small dessert. Especially if there is dancing they will need the energy. Sugar comas can get scary.

    Post # 10
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @MrsFerris: Yea, you can’t expect people to stay till 8 or 9 o’clock and only give them pie and bruschetta

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Big dinner, small desert

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    After lunch is an option or go with cheaper dinner options.  Are you having it catered or is family and friends helping out?

    Post # 14
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @MrsFerris: That’s what we’re doing. Our ceremony is at 2. Reception starting around 3 and should be over around 5 or 6. We’re serving: chicken skewers, fruit platters, cheese platters, pork sliders, meat/veggie wraps, shrimp skewers, and bruschetta. And getting a really good deal on it. Food is always going to be one of your biggest ticket items. Unless you’re doing potluck or having a very short/simple reception (like 1 hour).

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I would do the larger dinner and small dessert.  If you wanted more desserts maybe you can bake pies or something? It would be a fun thing that you and your maids can do together. 

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