(Closed) What to do…! Regarding food and dessert.

posted 6 years ago in Food
  • poll: What would you do...or prefer...opions please
    Full Meal : (49 votes)
    45 %
    Hor's devours : (12 votes)
    11 %
    Cake : (27 votes)
    25 %
    Cupcakes : (20 votes)
    19 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 1999

    I would go with option #1, I mean who doesn’t like chicken and mashed potatoes.

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I voted hor’s devours because I don’t eat a lot. And cupcakes because it’s a finger food. And you can do different flavors.

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I think it depends on what you want. I think the full dinner looks great.  Heavy horvours some ideas are: spring rolles, bacom wrapped scallops, chicken/beef/shrimp/veggie skerwers, crap cakes,stuffed mushrooms, a variety of mini sandwiches, mini sliders, if you went that route I would also do a big veggie/cheese/fruit tray and perhaps a little side salad.

    If you can’t decided between cake and cupcakes you could always do a small top layer and use the cupcakes as your base. good luck!

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    With a 6 PM start time, you are hitting everyone’s dinner hour, so I voted for option #1 (full meal).

    You could do heavy hors d’oeuvres (things like sliders, crab cakes, etc.; not tea sandwiches and cheese trays) if you have sufficient quantity and variety of food to take the place of a meal, but that can get very expensive.

    Post # 7
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’d do the buffet, since, as sailor mentioned, it will be the dinner hour and you don’t want to leave people hungry.

    If there’s a chance of having any vegetarian guests, I would add a third option to the CFS and grilled chicken, or at the very least make sure some of the sides have vegetarian protein (three bean salad, mac and cheese, etc).

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Our wedding ceremony is at 7pm. Then we are having a short simple reception – hor’s devours, cake and punch/coffee/tea. We are having a huge casual pig roast the following day.

    Post # 9
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I kind of like the idea of #2 if there are substantial appetizers.  That allows your guests to mingle while they eat, and you don’t need to deal with a seating chart.  (The bain of every bride’s existence.)  Also, if you bring out different hors d’oeuvres throughout the evening, they could be delightful little surprises.

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    @Alldressedinblanc:  Substantial, and also easy to access.  The main problem with heavy hors d’oeuvres at a meal time is that people are hungry and will be annoyed if they feel like they have to hunt and forage for every bite because the servers are not fully circulating.  A mixture of butler passed and stationary apps can help solve that problem. 

    Post # 11
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    Honey Beekeeper

    At that time of night, I think your guests will be hungry and will really appreciate a full meal. They’ll have much more fun if they’re not concerned about the food situation.

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We’re about the same time and doing a dinner so people don’t have in the back of their mind that they never got a dinner at dinner time at our wedding…tummies speak louder than anything else at weddings sometimes!!

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