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    • NicoleW665
      CommentAuthorNicoleW665
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Aug 18th 2016
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    not that i want my guests to starve but my ceremony in 11:30 TBC and the wedding breakfast wont be until around 4:15, is this too long to expect them to wait? I really have no room in the budget to supply anything in between

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    • StephanieM158
      CommentAuthorStephanieM158
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    Seems ok to me, I usually eat before i go to a wedding anyway. haha.

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    • NicoleW665
      CommentAuthorNicoleW665
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    well thats what i was thinking, it kind of is what it is when you go to a wedding but i just wouldnt want people to be expecting more and being dead grumpy about it x

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    • StephanieM158
      CommentAuthorStephanieM158
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    Oh honestly, Ive spent the last two years stressing about that exact thing. Theres at least two people I know who are very b*tchy and like to moan about everything.... but at the end of the day theyre at YOUR wedding so hey'll have to like it or lump it.

    I worked myself up into such a stress about the whole thing it made me physically sick. Honestly you cant please everyone and if it doesnt suit your budget to feed them they'll just have to wait. Youre paying for them to have a meal in the first place.

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    • NicoleW665
      CommentAuthorNicoleW665
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    yes i do try to tell myself that but then you have that little niggling voice dont you! There is a bar where they can buy crisps if they get too hungry :')

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Aug 18th 2016
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    I personally would expect to eat earlier if I was going to an 11.30 ceremony, so probably wouldn't eat much before I left home. I'd just try to tell as many people as possible that they won't be eating til 4.30 so to make sure they eat before they leave. Adults should be able to cope just fine (bar a few inevitable grumbles as like Steph said, you can't please everybody), and those with children would bring snacks with them anyway I presume.

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    • MrsC2Be
      CommentAuthorMrsC2Be
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      Posted: Aug 18th 2016
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    i think its ok most people will have breakfast so its an early dinner, will you be having canapes? xx

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    • MichelleC961
      CommentAuthorMichelleC961
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      Posted: Aug 18th 2016
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    Yes I was thinking that if Cermony was that early then woukd eat 2.30?

    Do you have 2 different venues? Seems quite a big gap to me between the 2 so if you are not proving any food I woukd say to guests to eat before, take snacks as wedding breakfast will be at least 4.30

    It's so hard to know what to do!

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    • FayeJ67
      CommentAuthorFayeJ67
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Aug 18th 2016
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    Why is the wedding breakfast so late?
    I'd be ravenous!

    We get married at 12.30 our wedding breakfast is at 2.40pm.

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    • MichelleC961
      CommentAuthorMichelleC961
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    Lol- you can tell which of us like our food! Lol- I always like to know when I will be fed! - our wedding is at 1 and by time we get to reception will be 2.30pm, we are still having canapés for the 2 hours until wedding breakfast 430pm

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    • MaxineP89
      CommentAuthorMaxineP89
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    If you haven't already sent invites out , then maybe you could put an insert in with them, to advise the timings of the day, and that snacks would be available to purchase at the bar, at least that way, people will be aware of when they are likely to eat.

    You might find some guests may bring there own snacks - especially if they have young children

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    • AnikaM60
      CommentAuthorAnikaM60
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Aug 18th 2016
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    I would also expect to eat earlier than this. If these are your times though you should state the times in the invite so everyone's prepared, people who wouldn't usually eat before the wedding can make sure they will and there shouldn't be a problem.
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    • ElizabethF49
      CommentAuthorElizabethF49
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Aug 19th 2016
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    we were at a wedding earlier this year and they got married at noon and we didnt sit down to dinner until 5pm. no canapes etc by the time dinner was served we were all extremely hungry and had rather a lot of alcohol which resulted in a lot of empty plates and fuller tummies.

    Do what you think is right for you but inform your guests of when dinner is expected. As a mother I would always take snacks to a wedding for our son just incase anyway but would maybe take a sandwich or something for him if i knew he wasnt gettinglunch and dinner was later than expected.

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    • NicoleW665
      CommentAuthorNicoleW665
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      Posted: Aug 19th 2016
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    Hi yes the reason it will be that late is because there is a 45 minute drive between the church and the venue (we are providing coaches) there were no venues within my budget that were closer and could cater for my huge family so we had to compromise

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    • NicoleW665
      CommentAuthorNicoleW665
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    i havent yet sent out invites so I will be sure to let everyone know when the wedding breakfast will be being served x

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    • LeanneR0186
      CommentAuthorLeanneR0186
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Aug 19th 2016
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    I personally wouldn't expect food, it would be nice if it was there but if it wasn't I wouldn't think badly about it. We are getting married at 1 and the wedding breakfast is at 4.45ish, my oh didn't want to stretch our budget any further for food at the drinks reception but we have now changed our mind as it is a long time without food. My OH had originally suggested putting out bowls of popcorn, crisis, nuts etc nibbles things, maybe you could do that. Just to take the edge off and shouldn't be too expensive xx

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    • NicoleW665
      CommentAuthorNicoleW665
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      Posted: Aug 19th 2016
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    thats not a bad idea :) thanks Leanne, I'll see if the venue minds is doing that. I've also requested a quote for a chip van to pull up and give out cones of chips but not sure how far I can stretch the budget!

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    • FayeJ67
      CommentAuthorFayeJ67
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      Posted: Aug 19th 2016
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    Portions of chips normally around £2 per head in that situation

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    • NicoleW665
      CommentAuthorNicoleW665
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      Posted: Aug 19th 2016
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    Ooh that's not too bad thanks Faye in that case the budget should stretch :)

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