Savvy August 2019


borntobeabill_2019, on July 12, 2019 at 10:35 AM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 16
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We are having an outdoor wedding and reception with a BBQ theme for dinner. I am struggling on what to do for appetizers that won't be too heavy so dinner will still get eaten. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.


  • FutureMrsD
    Legend July 2019
    FutureMrsD ·

    I've been to weddings with HEAVY appetizers and everyone still eats dinner so I wouldn't worry about that. You could do a veggie & cheese & cracker tray?

  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle ·
    Salad usually! Or something moreso veggie related
  • Lisa
    Devoted October 2020
    Lisa ·

    Veggies and dip, fruit, cheese & crackers?

  • Laurel
    Just Said Yes August 2019
    Laurel ·
    I recommend a dip bar (like hummus and pita chips, salsa with tortilla chips, veggies with ranch, etc...) Avoid too many options since most people like to try everything or almost everything.
  • Jessica
    VIP June 2020
    Jessica ·

    We are doing mini pulled pork sliders, buffalo chicken dip with tortilla chips and assorted cheeses for cocktail hour. For dinner we have 2 types of salad (wedge and caprese), 2 types of mac & cheese ( 4 cheese and BBQ-chicken bacon and BBQ sauce drizzle), make your own baked potatoes with all the toppings, pork loin, beef brisket and mini corn muffins.

  • ASMini914
    Super September 2019
    ASMini914 ·
    Try to think of things that people can eat in one bite, maybe a cheese platter, hummus, you can do chips/salsa...

    If you are making these and your dinner you may want to try thinking of what can be made using different instruments than what you need to make the dinner food so it doesn’t complicate things?
  • Samantha
    Super August 2019
    Samantha ·
    We’re doing BBQ too!! For passed appetizers we are doing mini pulled pork sliders, corn cakes with mango salsa, steak s’mores, and grilled rattlesnake sausage bites with a raspberry chutney. Pairing also with an artisan cheese and fresh fruit spread with some spicy bar nuts at the cocktail tables.
  • Mcskipper
    Master July 2018
    Mcskipper ·
    In addition to a couple passed apps, we had a Chip And Dip station that was a huge hit, with an array of chip types and dip options.

    As long as you keep it snacky, you should be fine. When I’ve gotten full from cocktail hours, it’s been ones that had like, carving stations, pasta stations, slider stations (with fries!)— basically ones that had SO much food I started to think there wasn’t going to be a sit down dinner 🤣
  • Futuremrsk
    VIP August 2019
    Futuremrsk ·
    Chips and salsa/dip, fruit, cheese and crackers, veggie tray, etc. I've found that even weddings with heavy apps, people still eat dinner. They will be drinking during cocktail hour, and generally will have at least 1 to 3 drinks during that time. Also, depending on what time your reception starts, they may not have eaten for anywhere from 4 to 6 hours so they will be hungry!
  • Amy
    Savvy May 2020
    Amy ·

    This was initially my dream wedding, but regulations in Chicago didn't allow for a BBQ Picnic to come in much under 30k. Geez! I wanted to have an afternoon event with a build your own bloody and mimosa bar with light snacks before the wedding, and a bbq after. I was planning on cheese/crackers, fruit/veggies, chips/salsa, and then caprese skewers as appetizers. Various salads, veggies, and sides with the bbq options at actual dinner.

  • Andrea
    VIP April 2020
    Andrea ·

    A veggie and cheese tray would be a great choice!!

  • G
    Savvy August 2020
    Gianna ·
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    Just had to say that this menu sounds amazing!
  • Tonya
    Dedicated July 2019
    Tonya ·
    We are doing BBQ, as well. We will be having fruit and veggies.
  • Samantha
    Expert October 2019
    Samantha ·
    We're having BBQ also! Haven't decided on apps yet. We might do something simple: pretzels or crackers, cheese, fruit platter... Still throwing things around though.
  • M.W.
    VIP June 2019
    M.W. ·

    We got married June 8th 2019. For appts we just did fresh fruit, Cheese & Crackers

  • Naikesha
    Expert September 2020
    Naikesha ·
    You can do mini kabobs (fruit, chicken, shrimp veggie) pigs in blanket, mini sliders, or just a table with assorted dips ( Tortilla chips with buffalo chicken dip, salsa, faux, spinach dip, cheese dip, hummus, crudités tray, fruit tray, cheese tray )

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