(Closed) Too much food/breaks in dancing?

posted 5 years ago in Food
  • poll: Should I add late night appetizers?
    Yes - maybe this will even keep guests hanging out longer! : (8 votes)
    40 %
    No - there are too many interruptions in the party : (8 votes)
    40 %
    Other - please explain your thoughts below! : (4 votes)
    20 %
  • Post # 3
    269 posts
    Helper bee

    I voted other. If I knew how heavy your menu and dessert table are going to be, I would’ve been able to do a better vote. I don’t see as to why you need to offer late night apps if you are setting out a table of sweets. If you feel that there’s too much sweet going on, add some pretzels and popcorn or chips for more of a bar food table. And I think by just having someone announce that there is a table set up full of goodies and people can come and go as they please I don’t see an interuption in the party.

    Post # 4
    2968 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    i don’t think it’s too much, but it depends on what type of food your serving and how much. if it’s going to be a lot of heavier food, then it might be a bit much in such a short amount of time.

    if i were to cut something, it would be the dessert table. i like the idea of having late night snacks available. we served popcorn at our wedding reception and it was a big hit. i believe we brought it out around 10:00 and our reception ended around midnight. maybe you could combine the dessert table and appetizer table into one and just have a little bit of everything.


    and i wouldn’t worry about it breaking up the party. everyone will probably just help themselves as they please and then go back to the dance floor.


    Post # 5
    10395 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    I voted other. I just think you are taking a big risk having the cake so early in the evening. Informally, many people go by the “rule” that it’s rude to leave a wedding before cake is served. If you have a lot of older guests and the music is continuous and loud without breaks after cake, I promise you will lose a ton of people. I’ve heard that some people actually do this intentionally to lose the older people, which Is horrible. Most affairs I’ve been to do dinner first, then dancing before and after the cake.

    Nothing wrong with the amount of food, but I question the timing.

    Post # 6
    879 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We have a candy/dessert table and doing late night snacks (four types of sliders) as well, served last hour of the reception.  Our dessert table will already be set up and stationary after dinner and the late night food will be tray passed. It depends on your guests. For me, I know my family is used to a lot of food options available at weddings. Maybe push back cake and serve same time as desserts.


    Post # 7
    516 posts
    Busy bee

    @arabesque:  This is my suggestion, too.

    Like another pp, cutting the cake = people can go home.  If you push that later and bring out the other desserts at the same time, there’s one less break.



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