(Closed) Rant about everyone saying I should change my menu

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
9139 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

The menu sounds good to me.  It’s an afternoon tea not a meal anyway.  The only concern I would have is that you are holding the event over lunch time so most guests will expect lunch even with the information that it’s an afternoon tea.  Keep in mind that if the guests think there isn’t enough food they may leave the reception early to go eat lunch.  If you’re okay with that, then everything will be fine.

Post # 4
3688 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Can I come to your wedding? I think that sounds great.

Post # 5
827 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Your menu sounds great and a perfect amount for that time of day! Ignore the comments, no one will agree with everything you do…..ever! 🙂

Post # 9
2493 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

For an afternoon reception thar sounds amazing! If it was dinner, I might say you need more, but I wouldn’t want more than what you are providing for a lunch.

Post # 10
589 posts
Busy bee

I love your menu.  Something different and sounds great to me!

Post # 11
3885 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@beachbride1216:  +1 

Doesn’t matter what you write on the cards, if it’s held at lunch time, there will be people who are hungry for lunch.  Just remember not to take it personally if guests wander off, or leave for a bit then come back. It just means they are hungry.   I also don’t think you should assume that people who don’t think it’s enough food are only at your wedding for the free meal; they’re just hungry.  It takes a little while for a guest to get ready for a wedding, put on their nice clothes, get to the venue, etc etc, and people get hungry for lunch at lunch time.  So try to anticipate your guests’ needs and plan accordingly, even if the only thing you plan is to not let it hurt your feelings if folks leave a bit early.

Post # 12
11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Westitude:  Agreed. I would think this was a really cute idea, and enjoy having all of these little choices!

Post # 13
1357 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Well nuts to them, because I think your menu sounds great. It’s definitely refreshing and original, especially because it’s an afternoon reception, and I doubt anyone will come ready for a heavy meal.

For pushy relatives, vendors, or friends, I’ve found the best response to be “I’m sorry, but that simply won’t be possible.” No justification or self-defense for why you’re not taking their “advice,” just end of discussion.

Post # 16
951 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think your menu is fantastic. I am a huge fan of high tea and afternoon tea, and a lot of people don’t realize it can be very filling. I’ve never been able to finish a whole tea setting, and my fiance who is a much bigger eater than me can finish but is full. 

I don’t think you will have to worry – it’s something that is unexpected so some people may be weary, but if they love you, they’ll be there. Plus, they may be surprised about how much it fills them up!

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