(Closed) Appetizer reception

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@lefeymw:

thanks for the link, I was wondering this myself the other day 🙂

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

What time of day is the reception? Is there an open bar? We had 6 offerings (each 2-3 pieces per person) so 12-18 pieces per person total. We ended up with a ton left over.

Also how heavy the apps are can make a difference (including cheese, potatoes and sauces will fill people up more).

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@KarolynaX: No prob. We had mini quiches, puff pastries with meats/sauces and stuffed potatoes along with fruit & veggies, spinach dip and several kinds of sandwiches/meat kabobs. It was considered app/cocktail but definitely was MORE than enough food (we sent tons home with family and still had a weeks worth left for use).

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@KarolynaX: Thank you so much for posting this!! I came on to ask the exact same questions. May I add…?

What kind of tables and seating should you provide? We don’t have a lot of elderly guests, but a few. I would love to hear from brides who have done a cocktail/app reception and find out how they had the room set up! Thanks!

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Just bumping up….we’re planning to do something similar and I’m also wondering about seating/table, etc.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We are doing tne same. We are having setting available but not a set for every guest. We will have between 65-70 guests but seats for the wedding party (8)and an additional 30 seats. We are having hot passed appetizers and a cheese, fruit and veggie platter stationary. 

 

So much more relaxed and fun

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Just curious, are you, or did you have a different type of location for this type of reception? Also how did you do seating? still assigned, no seating?

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

My location is in a Victorian Estate that is on the National Registry of Historic Places.  I am having about 30 seats total available and I am not doing any sort of assigned seating….

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Just be sure to note on the invite that the the reception will be a cocktail reception because otherwise people will expect dinner.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@bells:  Not necessairly.  I’ve been to many weddings lately that are in the middle of the day and I have not expected to be feed.  In this day and age of limited budgets people are very understanding.  We are also doing heavy appatizers so that people won’t feel hungry 🙂

 

People should do what they want and have fun, that is what the day is about, right 🙂

 

Good Luck!

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