I changed venues and went from having heavy apps to a full, plated dinner. My day of food wise will look like this:
- Apps/open bar when guests arrive up to a half hour before the ceremony starts (4:30 - 5)
- Ceremony starts at 5
- Cocktail "hour" (it will actually be less than an hour - will include apps, we'll only have about 2-4 app choices though) 5:20 - 6
- Dinner at 6pm (salad, soup, sorbet to cleanse the pallet and choice of chicken, steak, salmon or pasta served with a starch side (potatoes) and veggies (mixed veggies))
- Cake cutting at 8pm (we're doing cupcakes for everyone in addition to small cheesecakes, cake pops, brownies in case folks decide not to have a cupcake and prefer something different (these additional choices won't have 50 (number of guests) each, just about 2 dozen of each)
The venue provides bar food for those dancing/drinking quite a bit (think mini corn dogs, sliders, etc.) starting at about 9pm or earlier if we choose.
A candy buffet will also be provided by the venue and will be available throughout the evening
I will also have an open bar (beer and wine) throughout the night. Guests need to depart the venue no later than 11pm.
What are your thoughts? We went for a tasting and the food is amazing however, I was SO full. I'm worried about it being too much food. I also love that the venue has all meat choices available that day, so people do not have to RSVP their food choice. I think this is a great touch because I never know what I want to eat a month in advance.
What would your thoughts be if you came to a wedding with this much food? Should I get rid of anything? I want the apps available as people will likely be coming from work and I want them to not be starving (think hangry
) during my ceremony.
The venue is also providing a champagne brunch for the BP while we get ready. We have the venue for 12 hours, from 11 to 11.