(Closed) Reception Food

posted 5 years ago in Food
  • poll: What food should we have at the reception?
    Buffet Style Full Dinner : (56 votes)
    60 %
    Buffet Style Heavy Apps : (37 votes)
    40 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    4867 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    Personally, I’d prefer the full dinner at that time slot. The choices seem more filling. Though, the lack of variety is kind of off-putting. 

    Can you ask your immediate families what their opinions are? 

    Post # 4
    Member
    2107 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Do you know how many appetizers are being alloted per person?  Just because there is more of a selection doesn’t mean that every guest is going to be given a big selection of each.  Personally, for the time slot, I’d choose the dinner option. 

    Post # 5
    Hostess
    16215 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    I’m biased because you just so happened to pick some of my favorite foods for your full dinner menu, so that’s what I voted for. 🙂 However, you know your guests better than we do. Would they prefer more options or more of a traditional meal experience?

    Post # 6
    Hostess
    2556 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I like heavy apps as long as there is more than enouhg for people to fill up on.  Notihng worse than being hungry at wedding while drinking/dancing.

    Post # 7
    Member
    705 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I am just thinking, because of the time that it is all happening a full dinner might be best!

    Post # 8
    Bee
    1835 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

    I think both menus sound delicious, so go with your gut – I’ve been to really fun receptions that were app-heavy, and great weddings where a full dinner was served. I think the most important thing is variety, and you did note that there’s only one main course option for the dinner. Most people do like parmesan chicken (I know very few meat-eaters who don’t eat chicken), but is there an option for vegetarians or those who don’t eat cheese? I LOVE the variety of the app menu that you listed, and it doesn’t sound too heavy, so if you want people to dance they might feel less full/bloated after eating that vs. mashed potatos and parm chicken. So I voted for the heavy apps, since it does sound like what you originally wanted (and what you’ve enjoyed at other people’s weddings!) – always go with your  gut.

    Post # 9
    Member
    2385 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I agree, dinner is most appropriate. 

    Post # 13
    Member
    6256 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I don’t consider three things and a bread a “buffet” at all. If I went into Golden Corral or Taste of China and that was all the options they offered, I’d be pissed. High school cafeterias give you more options than that!

    That’s why I’d go with the appetizers. Maybe pay a bit more so that people get more than four pieces total (because you want them to actually get full!) but the food choices sound much tastier and more diverse. Especially the turkey and strawberry sandwich. Omnomnomnom.

     

    Post # 14
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    12955 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    So, you’re having food served for 2 hours, the only alcohol for 2.5 hours more?  I think that’s a recipe for disaster. 

    With the time of your reception, I would expect a full meal, and probably leave early to find a real meal if there were only 2 hours of appetizers.

    Post # 15
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    2287 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: Central Park

    I would rather have more options with heavy hors d’oeuvres than a limited dinner menu. 

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

    I voted dinner because I like the menu better, but if you had different apps I probably would have voted for the apps.

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