What would you prefer as a guest?

We are planning to take our photos prior to our ceremony therefore we are thinking about skipping a cocktail hour. In place of a cocktail hour we are thinking about serving a fruit tray, vegetable tray and meat/cheese tray as a late night snack. As a guest would you prefer to have the cocktail hour or the late night snack time?


Also I am really stuck on what type of menu to offer. We are planning to do buffet style meal. My FI is Italian so I thought about a lasagna with salad and garlic bread. I myself am a steak and potato kind of gal. I know some type of chicken is usually a safe option because most people like chicken. We thought possibly a baked chicken and a fried chicken option as well. I just don't know and could really use some help. It's hard to get a caterer quote if I can't even decide what I want lol. My cousin works for a catering company and may do our food as a gift but I also want her to enjoy herself so unsure if we will go with that option. I know that would save us a ton of money.


 

Posted on April 27, 2013 at 12:31 pm
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i skipped the cocktail hour too.  it is a big money saver.  your idea of the food trays is a great idea if you still want a break between the ceremony and reception.  i went straight from the ceremony to reception.  i have grew up baptist and all weddings are like that in the baptist community.  our ceremony and reception were at the same hotel.  dh and i got a chance to spend some time to ourselves in a private room while the guest moved from the ceremony site to the reception and were seated.  


i really like the italian style dinner reception.  that way everyone has garlic breath together. so no one will notice.  as long as the dinner is italian, why not do chicken parm.  that can be the chicken dish you offer.  if you have veg friends you could have a cheese lasagna or eggplant parm.  if no one is veg, then i would skip it and serve a meat lasagna.


as for drinks, i would serve water, tea, and if alchol i would select one white and one red wine and maybe a signiture cocktail.  that will save you a ton of money vs an open bar with all kinds of alchol available.

Posted on April 27, 2013 at 12:59 pm
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Thank you. We do not have any vegetarians, we are doing a strawberry daquiri, two beers (probably kegs because those are cheaper but I do have a few guests that don't like their beer from kegs), and a wine probably a Miscato (probably mispelled that)


Our ceremony is outside and then we are planning to do a mock leaving in a horse drawn carriage while our guests make their way inside to the reception area and find their seats. After our entrance I think we will just go right into dinner. 


 

Posted on April 27, 2013 at 1:55 pm
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that sounds good to me.  the beer may actually be cheaper than wine.

Posted on April 27, 2013 at 4:11 pm

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