Post # 1
We have decided that since we are already providing dinner, desert, alcohol, dancing, and everything else under the sun for the wedding to not serve horderves at the reception. We are not having a cocktail hour in between the ceremony and reception we are just having a few moments while I get my train busseled and take a few pictures at the wedding but other than that I dont really know what else we need to do in that timeline to be able to have a “cocktail hour.”
So me, Fiance, Maid/Matron of Honor, and my mom were discussing what we could do instead of hor’derves that would not break the bank. (really dont have an additional 500 for them) so we decided that maybe having salty and sweet snacks on the table could be cute. We were going to do the chese and cracker thing but after talking to the venue they nixed that idea as long as the food is pre packaged and is non parishable (as in chips, peanuts, pretzels, etc) we can do something like that so we were thinking of having 4 medoim sized glass bowls (cute and designed pretty) with pretzels, peanuts, trail mix, and M & M’s in them?
What are your thoughts in that?
Post # 3
I think it’s a little odd.
We are having a social hour.. similiar to a cocktail hour, but without alcohol [my family tends to drink, ALOT, so we’re saving that for after dinner].
We are doing easy-to make apps, fruit kabobs, mini grilled cheese & tomato soup, finger sandwiches, meatballs on a stick, ect.
We are also going to offer some sweeter options, like yogurt with granola & other toppings, chocolate mousse, and vegetables & dip
There’s alot of easy/cheap & fun things you can make.
EDIT : All items will be arranged in mini-tasting dishes, like the yogurt & mousse is in the above picture.
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2013 - The front lawn of our church
@Waitingbee57: I think this is a great idea! You can even order M&Ms in your wedding colors
Post # 5
It’s odd, but so what? Who doesn’t love salty/sweet snacks.
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2014 - Cedar Lake Cellars
People like food, any food. I think it’s not a bad idea
Post # 7
@jenilynevette: I love all of that but my venue does not allow non catered food or beverages in at all with the exception of bagged food and stuff that doesnt go bad from sitting out. I wanted to do fruit, cheese, crackers, summer sausage, and a veggie tray but the lady said it was not allowed.
Post # 8
@Waitingbee57: It sounds totally fine to me. M&Ms! Pretzels! What’s not to like? I hate to stand in line to get at a cheese n cracker table, and I hate stalking the wait staff when they come out with a little tray of things with toothpicks in them. I always feel self conscious and greedy. I’d much rather have some little snacks at the table.
Post # 9
I don’t see an issue here. Like why not?
Is it against fancy wedding protocol or something? I love fun stuff that is slightly outside the box. Most weddings bore the hell out of me and the food sucks.
Post # 10
@Waitingbee57: OH geesh! Not sure how I skipped right over that,
In that case, I would do what you are going to do, and maybe add some mini brownies, cookies, or even some of those mini single person pies!
Post # 11
i think it’s totally fine. i think a lot of times people serve too much food during the cocktail hour and by the time dinner is served no one’s really that hungry anymore and a lot of food ends up being thrown away.
we didn’t really have a cocktail hour. we just had refreshments and chips and salsa out on the tables.
Post # 12
@Waitingbee57: I thnk I would need to see a timeline before I could judge whether it was a good option or not.
If your day runs so that guests need to have an early lunch and then wait until 7 or 8pm for dinner with just a few pretzels inbetween then I would suggest having some kind of hors d’oeuvres. But if your wedding starts at 5:30pm and dinner starts at 7pm then I would say either skip the extra food or just go with the snacks idea.
Post # 13
@hisgirl10: Thats what I thought…In fact I was super excited about that.
@Fanciful: I love them and I would love having them at my wedding I just didnt know what other people would think.
@LemonLavender: Thank you. I was hoping it did not sound trashy…(i dont like the word tacky because people think everything is tacky.
@Jijitattoo: Exactly how I feel. In fact I would love to go to a wedding with that. But I am not really good at the whole etiquette thing.
@canarydiamond: exactly! Thank you!
@jenilynevette: Aww thank you. I was thnking cookies or something at an outside table but we dont want to elect a table for snacks.
@lilchicana: I really want chips and salsa out on the tables but that is another “no no” from the venue.
Post # 14
I consider it the same thing actually. Food is food! It would be weird if you were serving that instead of dinner, but as long as it’s something to munch on, that’s totally cool. And to be honest I’d actually prefer chips to some of the nasty fancy appetizers that I don’t like.
Post # 15
@j_jaye: Time line is as followed (to the best of my ability.)
5 – 5:30 pm – Ceremony
5:30 – 6pm – Photos and last minute details before entrance
6:15 – 6:20 – Wedding party and bride and groom Entrance
6:30 – Dinner is served
7:15 – Cake Cut
7:30 – 7:45 – First Dance/Family Dane
Followed by Father daughter dance and Groom grandmother dance.
7: 50 – 8: 30 some dancing
8:30 – 8:50 we will do bouquet and garter toss
8:50 – 9:15 – Speeches
9:20 – 10:45 – Dancing
10:45 – 11:00 Saying our goodbyes
12:15 – After party at hotel starts (we get a meeting room with our hotel accomidations until 3 for anyone staying in the hotel)
12:30 – Pizza will be served.
3am – Everything is over.