Post # 1
I need HELP 🙂 We are having a buffet for our country themed wedding on a farm, and it’s a very laid back, light hearted reception. No DJ but music will be playing, yard games and a lot of socializing. We decided to also get appetizers for later in the day (after dinner about 5pm) and are looking at meat and cheese trays, relish trays and pickle roll-ups along with cupcakes (instead of cake).
My issue is that each tray serves 50 people and we are estimating high at 100 people. If I get 2 trays of each, meat and cheese/relish/pickle roll-ups, is that to much? not enough?
We also counted on 2 cupcakes per person and possibly looking at Smore’s for later in the evening.
Post # 3
I usually feel like when you get stuff catered, from a catering place or a grocery store or wherever, when they say it feeds 50 it’s usually pretty accurate. Especially if you have a whole bunch of varieties of trays.
So if it says it feeds 50 and you buy 2 to feed 100, i think that works!
Post # 4
Like Seaside, plus, I’d consider the guests and their preferences. We’ll have a decent amount of vegetarians/vegans/gluten restriction guests, so we’re also upping the ammount of veggie and fruit platters we’ll be getting, to accomodate them better.
Post # 5
We ended up doing 2 meat and cheese trays, 3 relish trays, 2 pickle roll-ups and fruit pizza.
Hopefully this will help any vegans as well, although I really don’t think we have any. Better to have more food than not enough!
Post # 6
This might be a unique problem that I had, but maybe it will help you:
I too had light appetizers and meat/cheese/fruit/veggie trays, along with some other things lik dips and deviled eggs adn stuff. My food was all done by a couple of my Aunts.
The only ‘hitch’ of the whole day was that they ran out of the meats, and they are still talking about how they wish they hadn’t put the meats FIRST in the lineup on the table. Apparently people piled on things like chicken tenders and cocktail sausages and meatballs becuase those were the 3 first things on the table. And then when they got down to the other stuff, the items are are a little cheaper or more plentiful?, they didn’t even have room on their plate.
And then we ran out of the meats which were at the beginning of the table.
Just a thought! You might want to strategically place the other non-meat things first, so people don’t hoard all the meats at the beginning and cause you to run out. 🙂
Post # 7
My caterer suggestion having enough appetizers for about 75% of the guests, because not everybody will want to eat everything.