Canapes or not to canapes -Craig Y Nos Castle
Canapes or not to canapes -Craig Y Nos CastlePublished: 17 June 2021
You may not have thought of the period between the Ceremony ending and the Wedding Banquet starting but it is a long gap, without food, maybe 2 – 3 hours! Most guests, if not staying the night before, will probably have got up early on the day to make it to the Castle in time for your wedding ceremony. They may not have had chance to have a full morning breakfast. Also, most guests will not have considered the Wedding Banquet timings. They won’t be aware of the Running Order of your day, the time required for photos etc., so it won’t have occurred to them they might get very hungry around 2 pm, yet have nothing to eat till 4pm or so. For on your wedding day, you will need a big gap – generally two hours – between the Ceremony ending and the Wedding Banquet starting. During this early afternoon period (when normally most people have their lunch) you will be chatting to your guests, they will be drinking at the bar and having their Welcome Drinks, and most importantly, you and your guests will be having your Wedding Photographs taken. Photographers need a lot of time and tend to over-run, so you should allow a good two hours between Ceremony ending and Wedding Breakfast starting. This means many wedding breakfasts will not start till around 4 pm or later, depending what time you have your Wedding Ceremony. A 4 pm ‘wedding breakfast’, for guests who may have skimped on their morning breakfast, and not had any lunch, is quite a gap without food. Some guests may even have health requirements that require them to eat something during the day. To solve the problem of hungry guests at ‘lunch time’ (typically 1 – 2 pm), it is recommended you provide some snacks along with the Wedding Drinks. Nothing too much, nothing too filling. You want everyone to enjoy their wedding breakfast so must not fill them up! The ideal arrangement is some canapes served with the welcome drinks, or welsh cakes, or at least ‘something’.
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