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UKbride Member Request 15 Jun 2018

I am planning to have no canapes, 2 course wedding breakfast, with a wedding...

I am planning to have no canapes, 2 course wedding breakfast, with a wedding cupcake in a box as my favour (that could be eaten as pudding, or when speeches happen) but do you think i'm going to look cheap? I'm also having a hog roast in evening.... I wish i could afford it all, but something has to give somewhere... but now worrying what others will think. My wedding is at 2pm but hopefully they would have ate something before thinking that it takes a while to sit down and eat.....

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Susan Coleclough
Susan Coleclough 15 Jun 2018

Today anything goes so I wouldn't worry about it. I think what you propose is lovely. Personally we are only having canapes on arrival at our reception mid afternoon and then a knife & fork buffet in the evening. People we have invited know what we have planned and they are more than happy with it. We all need to think about what we can afford and it is nice if we can do something different within our budgets. Yours sounds lovely.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 15 Jun 2018

That's sounds great, we are also doing the same, but having a donut wall as a desert x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 15 Jun 2018

My wedding is 2pm too and we aren't having canapés we're having a 3 course meal and bacon and sausage rolls in the evening and we'll get our cake cup up to go alongside it x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 15 Jun 2018

There are so many different ways to do things now that people will think it’s a great idea. I’m having a 3 course wedding breakfast but didn’t want to fork out on canapés too. Having sausage and bacon baps with chips on the evening too. Anything goes x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 15 Jun 2018

I’m only having canapés because my venue offered them as freebie if I booked by the end of the month

Sammy Eldridge
Sammy Eldridge 15 Jun 2018

It’s quite fashionable to do afternoon tea then a hog roast or filling buffet in the evening so I don’t think you’ll look cheap with 2 courses and cake. Very few weddings I attend nowadays have massive sit down banquets.

Lucy Lewis
Lucy Lewis 15 Jun 2018

Hi I agree with Susan you can have what you like just order what you want :)

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 15 Jun 2018

I think it's fine, we only had 2 courses (BBQ and selection of desserts) then had a hog roast in the evening xx

Laura Fraser
Laura Fraser 15 Jun 2018

We are having two canapés per person, 3 course meal, breakfast rolls and cake at night. I was worried that this wouldn’t be enough

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 15 Jun 2018

I should hope that people are focused on the celebration of your love and marriage, and not costing up your food and favours
If you’re happy with your decisions, that’s the main thing. I think it sounds tasteful and elegant, and not one wedding is the same anyway! We’re only having an evening function which is a standard buffet enjoy your day!

Michelle Williams
Michelle Williams 15 Jun 2018

Do whatever suits you and your budget. Personally I think it sounds fab ! Xxx

Linzi Sangster-Hart
Linzi Sangster-Hart 15 Jun 2018

Im having 2 courses and plan to use my wedding cake as dessert. So no I dont think you will look cheap at all. I think its only when you plan a wedding you realise how expensive things are. 🙈

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 15 Jun 2018

Its your day no one else's! As long as your happy everyone else will just have to get used to it lol.

Georgina Hall
Georgina Hall 15 Jun 2018

No! The wedding is at 2 so guests should have eaten lunch! I’m getting married at 3 and having canapés after and everyone will have the hog roast in the evening! Xxx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 15 Jun 2018

Don’t worry about what anyone else thinks! I’m just having a “relaxed package” little finger food for my wedding breakfast and a hog roast in the evening with cupcakes aswell. My mum has been to one where they didn’t have a wedding breakfast and just had bacon rolls! No one tends to be traditional anymore, and if the people attending care about you, they won’t care about anything else!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 15 Jun 2018

Its a wedding so obviously some people are gonna complain, it will be the ones that are more bothered about feeding their bellies than actually celebrating your marriage! We are also having cupcakes favours

JoJo Russell
JoJo Russell 15 Jun 2018

We’re having a 11:30 ceremony and the wedding breakfast doesn’t start until 2pm so I’m getting some cheap cookies and pain au chocolate from Aldi, putting them into baskets and getting the bridesmaids to hand them out after the ceremony. I don’t care if the venue minds, I’m not made of money but I don’t want my guests ravenous while the speeches are going on.

Alison Greenway
Alison Greenway 15 Jun 2018

I think it sounds wonderful. The day should be about sharing your special day with the people who love you. It not all about keeping up with what people have done before. Set the trend that you don't have to have everything expensive to enjoy yourselves and celebrate your love for one another.xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 15 Jun 2018

We ate only having a buffet (no canapes on arrival), wedding cake as pudding, and hog roast on the evening. We are on a budget...people are getting it for free so it ups to you

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 15 Jun 2018

we didn't have a breakfast at all and no one was at all bothered. it is about so much more than the food you eat at the wedding xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 15 Jun 2018

Sounds great enjoy your day x

Sara Hughes
Sara Hughes 15 Jun 2018

I'm not having any canapès. We're having a BBQ then an ice cream van as dessert and and bacon butties later plus a wedding cake and a birthday cake as its my H2B 50th the day we get married. It's your choice what to have as you're the one who's getting married. Hope you have a beautiful day xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 15 Jun 2018

Never worry about what other people think, it's your day :)

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 15 Jun 2018

I'm doing similar. I think if people can't eat before an afternoon wedding that's their problem not yours. Sounds good :)

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 15 Jun 2018

I think this is great. We got married at 1.30pm in church so we didn’t sit down to eat until about 4pm. We didn’t do canapés, had two courses and served wedding cake for pudding but it was a “if you want it” then a lovely evening buffet with the remainder of the cake and it worked so well. You don’t need to lay out loads of food so don’t worry

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 15 Jun 2018

When I got married we had a buffet and must of it got put in the bin and love the idea x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 15 Jun 2018

Personally I wouldn’t do canapés but I would do a desert but it’s up to you.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 15 Jun 2018

Thats plenty - especially as a late wedding

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 15 Jun 2018

If it wasn’t part of the package we wouldn’t have bothered. Our wedding is also at 2 so if people haven’t eaten beforehand then they are silly really. It’s a long day and a lot of alcohol. X

Amy Vigor-Green
Amy Vigor-Green 15 Jun 2018

Sounds lovely to me! Enjoy x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 15 Jun 2018

We got married at 12 and sat down for our breakfast and were served at 4, didn't provide canopies and no one complained, do what you want, it sounds lovely to me!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 15 Jun 2018

We didn’t get married until 5, only did a hog roast and cake for pudding but everyone said it was fab

Mary Sheehan
Mary Sheehan 15 Jun 2018

I’m getting married at 3pm then having afternoon tea for guests at my local village hall ( all food made by friends and relatives) then a party/ disco at 7pm with a buffet and providing desert from my local supermarket ( cakes, trifles etc) I couldn’t afford a sit down three course meal for everyone because I have such a huge family, it’s yours and your hubbys to be day so don’t worry about what others think. X

Jordan Alexandra
Jordan Alexandra 15 Jun 2018

No canapes here either. Also no favors as such, I'm paying for a photo booth so that's the favour from us

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 16 Jun 2018

We’re having canapés only and no wedding breakfast; with buffet later! My wedding my choice abs I don’t care what people think

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 16 Jun 2018

We had canapes during drinks reception and then just 2 course meal- had main and pudding. We had pork rolls and our wedding cake as the evening buffet and everyone seemed more than happy with the food.
I think what you have planned seems fine but if you are worried about it, you could switch the starter for canapes to keep people going until the main.

Sarah Pollard
Sarah Pollard 16 Jun 2018

You are doing what's right ......
Way better starting married life not bankrupt !!
Enjoy your special day ,it's all about you getting married not decorations, food etc they are just the trimmings .....
Love Sarah x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 16 Jun 2018

We had our wedding... 2.30 ceremony. Drinks but no canapes... Til 5pm.
Nothing cheap about it. Thinking logically they should be eating before they come to the event.

Michaela Sharp
Michaela Sharp 16 Jun 2018

Doesn't sound cheap to me it sounds lovely. I would offer a vegetarian option for the evening too though.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 17 Jun 2018

Omg you have to do breakfast?! I didn't even have that on my list! We have: his suit, the wedding dress the venue, horse, food for toasts and after and entertainment after, guest staying at venue that's it lol.....i hope I can find an all inclusive hehehehe

I think your wedding will be lush, don't woory about what others think it's YOUR wedding not theirs xxxx

Julianne Heffernan
Julie Heffernan 25 Jun 2018

Our ceremony is at 12 and we are not having canapes either, just seemed a pointless spenditure. We are having afternoon tea at 2.30. And cake, a sweet table later and burgers and hot dogs in the evening. I think thats plenty of food. X

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