Late Night Snacks at Your Wedding: Yah or Nay?

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Who doesn’t love a late night snack? Who hasn’t satisfied those evening hunger pangs with something sinfully sugary or fried?

What about late night snacks for your wedding guests?

Bringing out heaping trays of sliders, fries, pizza or cookies and milk at the end of the night is one of the latest wedding reception trends. But is it a good idea or just plain over-indulgent?

If you are already serving a meal at  your wedding, there’s a good chance that a late night snack will be a waste of money – and a waste of food. It’s not likely that the majority of your guests will want to indulge in sliders and pizza a few hours after a full-course meal. But people will be dancing, drinking – and that’s sure to work up an appetite, you say.

If it was me, I’d rather put my money towards an unforgettable meal, and some homemade goodies-to-go.

That said, if you are having a cocktail reception, late night snacks are a nice added touch if you can work them into your budget.

What do think of this trend? Will you be offering late night snacks at your wedding?

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  1. Posted by Hanna on May 26th, 2011 at 9:08am

    Absolutely Yay! I say find a way to cut back a little on the dinner budget, flowers, invitations, etc. and feed everyone a little something before they drive home. After wine and drinks you don't want someone drinking and driving on an empty stomach. If the snacks are three or four hours after the meal, people will eat! Feed them a little something - it doesn't have to be extravagant, just a little munch.
  2. Posted by Paige on May 26th, 2011 at 10:21am

    YAY! We're having a poutine truck (a Canadian delicacy (!!!) of fries with cheese curds and gravy) show up at 11:30pm. It's what we tend to eat after going out and partying, so it's a perfect fit after a wedding reception!
  3. Posted by Megan Clouse on May 26th, 2011 at 10:36am

    I'll give it a triple YAY! It's a fab idea and I wish I'd thought of it for my wedding.
  4. Posted by Angela on May 26th, 2011 at 11:06am

    Yay. With our small guest list it's not that daunting. For us we will also be providing transportation for anyone who needs it. Food or no food in their tummies makes no difference if they are drunk. Where I am from, if they are DUI and hurt someone, we get sued too.
  5. Posted by Christina on May 26th, 2011 at 11:53am

    I think that its great that you are providing transportation for you guests. I'm sure this is a lot easier to pull off with a smaller guest list.
  6. Posted by Christina on May 26th, 2011 at 11:54am

    I'm Canadian and I have never had poutine. I'd love to try the authentic Quebec version someday.
  7. Posted by Paige on May 26th, 2011 at 1:33pm

    Christina, how have you survived without poutine all your life?!?! LOL! You can make it yourself: fries, cheese curds, gravy. I do it sometimes at home on a Saturday night when I get a craving :) Whereabouts are you? What type of specialty food truck do you have in your area?
  8. Posted by Christina on May 26th, 2011 at 9:30pm

    I live in southern Ontario.... there are lots of places to buy poutine around here, just haven't tried it. The homemade version sounds like fun!
  9. Posted by Sandra on May 27th, 2011 at 10:56am

    I think late night snacks are a lovely idea for those guests who just want to continue the party! An interesting trend seems to be creeping into the wedding scene and that is to have a planned "After Party" for a smaller number of guests (usually close family and friends)....this late night snack would work in perfectly with the After Party goers.
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