Alexandria
Beginner October 2021

Coffee at the reception?

Alexandria, on September 6, 2021 at 10:03 AM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 16
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I understand that some older guests might like a cup of coffee with their cake but other than that I feel like it might go to waste. However, my caterer is recommending it. What do you think?

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Latest activity by A.B., on September 22, 2021 at 12:01 PM
  • Sarah
    Master September 2019
    Sarah ·
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    We did coffee at our reception, but this is definitely a know your crowd thing. I’d say more than 50% of our guests had coffee with dessert (mostly people in their 20s and 30s with a few older generation family members that stayed through dessert).
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  • B
    Dedicated June 2023
    bevbabe ·
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    I've seen it at weddings, but I think it's one of those things that doesn't make a huge difference. I don't expect there to be coffee, but it's nice to have if available.

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  • Rebelle Fleur
    Rockstar July 2021
    Rebelle Fleur ·
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    We had coffee, tea and ice cream towards the end. Our reception ended at about 130am so it was great for guests who had to drive a ways home or were drinking.
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar April 2021
    Michelle ·
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    It’s definitely a know your crowd thing. We did coffee @ our reception. We didn’t go through the venue since they would charge by the head even though not all our guests drink coffee. We ordered it from Dunkin Doughnuts & GrubHub delivered.
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  • JM Sunshine
    JM Sunshine ·
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    My husband would be utterly devastated if there was no coffee to go with his cake. I think it's the only reason he attends weddings!😁
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  • Candace
    Devoted March 2022
    Candace ·
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    How much extra will it cost? If it's not that much more, I'd definitely include it. If it's alot extra, I'd consider the crowd. I love coffee with my dessert and it definitely helps to wake up before a drive home after a night of dancing.
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  • Emilia
    Expert June 2019
    Emilia ·
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    Hello ! We had tea and coffee at the end of the evening. I'm personally a huge fan of cofee, can't live without Smiley laugh

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  • Lisa
    Super October 2021
    Lisa ·
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    I can’t imagine the expense of adding coffee to the menu being too much. I’d personally add it.
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  • Katie
    Expert August 2021
    Katie ·
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    Definitely have coffee, older people love their coffee towards the end of the night and other guests might want it to especially if they have a long drive home. I can't imagine the price of coffee being expensive enough to cut out of the reception.
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2022
    Michelle ·
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    Yes definitely have it. At night, if you have drinking, people need it the last hour to help sober up before heading home. It always goes great with cake. Those who don’t want it won’t drink it. Why does the coffee cost that much though? Can you cut out something else you don’t want or need to cover the costs?
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  • Mcskipper
    Master July 2018
    Mcskipper ·
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    I’m a young person and I always drink the coffee at a wedding!


    You don’t have to go crazy and you don’t have to provide enough for everyone— for sure not everyone will have it. But there’s always a few people who look for it. We had coffee/tea service with dessert itemized for 75 guests (125 person wedding). We just had a station set up— one big carafe of coffee and one of hot water , with cups and accoutrements next to it. Doesn’t have to be anything fancy but it is definitely a nice to have !
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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I don't think i would personally care for coffee at a wedding, so if it was there that would be a cool addition but not necessary either

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  • W-K
    Super October 2019
    W-K ·
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    We had coffee and tea for cake and I'm pretty sure everyone but the kids had a cup. BUT that's a know your crowed type of thing. It's very "old school" to have coffee service after a formal dinner.

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  • Janae
    Devoted September 2021
    Janae ·
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    I feel the same way. However, the caterer knows what they are doing! Trust them on this one.

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  • Rosie
    Rockstar February 2022
    Rosie Online ·
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    Ours is included in the dessert package, so we're doing it - tea, coffee, and maybe even hot chocolate?

    I'd say if the caterer suggests it and it's not outrageously expensive, I'd do it.

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  • A.B.
    Dedicated November 2021
    A.B. ·
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    My fiancé wanted to add coffee so we are. It's actually pretty cheap but we have a small guest count.

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