Serving Full Dinner?

posted 1 year ago in Food
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

Since your reception is during regular meal times, you really need to provide a meal. 

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Yes. You’re having your wedding during meal time. You need to have cocktail hour and a full meal. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee

Agreed with PP. If you moved your ceremony a bit later, you could probably get away with doing heavy appetizers. But since your guests will be with you from 5:30-9 (at least, assuming a SUPER SHORT reception), and since that encompasses all of normal dinner time, you really need to serve dinner.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

I think you need to provide a full meal and most likely appetizers during cocktail hour while you are taking photos.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

You absolutely need to provide a meal. Espeically since you’re making people wait around for over an hour. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

galady18 :  You really should provide appetizers during the cocktail hour since its going to be over an hour. And then a proper dinner after you’re done with photos.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

galady18 :  As other PPs have mentioned, don’t forget appetizers for the cocktail hour.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Nope, that’s a typical dinner time for weddings (ceremony tends to be 6pm, cocktail hour 6:30-7:30 where drinks and apps are served, and then dinner).

Wedding dinners starting late is ok because there are apps served at cocktail hour to hold you over. Thank goodness, since I’m someone that eats dinner at 6pm typically.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018 - Tizer Gardens/Carroll College

galady18: We did a nice cocktail hour with some antipasta, vegetable, and fruit trays, and then had “dinner” at 7:15.

Dinner included every type of food you can imagine, but was in no way shape or form considered your standard “chicken and a roll and a side and a salad.” Our guests raved about the choices they were afforded, and no one went away hungry. I have zero regrets about doing something out of the norm, and I would say your guests would be open to it as well. My one main rule was to stay away from anything that dripped (sauces), and that you had to cut with a knife. Worked awesome!

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