(Closed) Small budget brides – worried about wedding looking “cheap”?? Or just me????

posted 11 years ago in Money
  • poll: My dessert only reception - bad idea????

    YES!! Get someone to cater heavy hors d'oeuvres AT LEAST.

    Stop being a ninny and stick to your original plan.

  • Post # 47
    2767 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    if you already printed it on your invites and sent them out then you should stick with it.  people will assume right now that they should grab dinner before the wedding.  if I did that and then went to the wedding and saw that I could have ate enough there for dinner I would probably be upset.  I could have saved my money and ate the food at your reception instead of rushing to eat dinner quick before your ceremony.


    stick with what you already told people.  just add more desserts or maybe some bread, veggies, and fruits too.  keep it light and simple.

    Post # 48
    3450 posts
    Sugar bee

    With the ceremony being so late (well after most people’s dinner-time) I think it is completely acceptable to have only hors d’oeuvres and dessert.

    Post # 49
    606 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I think you 100% are in the right. You should stick to your guns and your budget. I am totally in agreement about not going into debt over a wedding. Being in debt is not a good way to start a marriage (other than normal stuff like student loans, cars if you have loans on them, a mortgage – these are all hard to get out from under, are long term loans and are expected). I think a dessert reception would be beautiful! Also, it’s not like you are setting your guests up for failure by NOT telling them on the invite that it is a dessert reception so they show up for a meal afterward and get cranky by having rumbling bellies. If they aren’t smart enough to eat their meal beforehand even though it says dessert reception, that is guest error. I’m sure it will be beautiful regardless of what your DJ thinks – do what makes you and Fiance happy. 🙂


    Post # 50
    385 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I LOVE the idea of dessert receptions!  We’re not having one, but only because we’re doing an afternoon wedding.  I really think the idea of desserts only is very elegant! 

    Post # 50
    3 posts

    Thank u all I’m so worried about what people think I should just not worry who cares what they think it’s going to be my big day my wedding is next week 🙂


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