My fiance and I were planning on doing a popcorn bar for the late night snack, with about 3-4 different flavours (sweet and savoury options).
When my mom found out, she guffawed at our choice, said we couldn't feed our guests merely popcorn, and wanted to look at what the caterers offered instead. And yeah....sure, the caterers have sliders, and gourmet hot dogs, and a perogie bar as options. Which are great, but I read those options, and I think of the huge meal we're eating, and the doughnuts we're having for dessert which are very filling....and all of those snack options sound so heavy and filling.
I also just cannot wrap my head around the price going with the caterers. It'll be another $1,000 easy, and the popcorn would cost us less than $200, it would be fun, and casual...But my mom thinks its tacky and cheap, and messy? My parent's are paying for the food. Though my fiance and I would have paid for the popcorn like we are for the doughnuts and the bar...but I think my mom intended to pay for the snack if the caterers were providing.
My parents are already doing and paying for SO MUCH. They're throwing the shower, and the brunch the day after the wedding, and paying easily the most expensive bill for the wedding. I feel guilty about it.