Post # 1
First mom was worried there wasnt enough food, so we changed our menu with the venue, and now dad is concerned we have too much!
Please Bee’s what should I do?
Wedding is in 2 weeks!
Cocktail hour –
Fruits, cheese, crackers
Pasta station with 2 types of pasta
sweedish meatballs chaffing dish
french onion soup
entree (choice of beef, chicken, fish or eggplant parm)
Assorted dessert table
Post # 3
I think this is a totally normal amount of food. I’ve been to weddings with an appetizer buffet before a 6 course meal. I’d leave it as it is. 🙂
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)
I don’t think that sounds like too much! You certainly have enough, but I don’t think every guest will eat everything, so you should be fine. Plus, even if it is too much, I think it’s better to err on the side of caution than to have some guests not have enough to eat. 🙂
By The Way, your menu sounds delicious!
Post # 5
Darn I reread after I voted. I think if you cut anything, the soup would be the thing to go, but I like French Onion Soup!!!!
Post # 6
So much better to have too much food than be worried about not having enough. Keep mom happy & sane the day of – stick with your menu the day of! Dad will get over it much easier than a worried mom will.
And I don’t think it looks excessive at all either. Hearty, but not extreme.
Post # 7
I think that’s a good amount of food, definitely not too much. I’m having all that plus about 6 more passed hor dourves and a carving station. But I’m in the camp that you can never have too much food. It’s not like forcing anyone to eat everything.
Post # 8
I also believe you can never have too much food. We are having even more food than you!
Post # 9
@Bostongrl25: I was thinking that!
Post # 10
It’s better to have more then less 🙂
Post # 11
That is not the over the top menu for a wedding. I think that its very proportionate and I woldnt remove a thing
Post # 12
That sounds like the perfect amount. My guess is your dad is iffy about the pasta station during cocktail hour – reassure him that these will likely be smaller, appetizer size portions and that you really will need that much.
Post # 13
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
If you have to cut something I’d cut the pasta station during cocktail hour, soup and dessert bar – they’re already having cake!
Post # 14
Always have more than not enough! If you search a lot of complaint threads on here where bees post about “worse wedding” usually run around not enough food or issues running into food!
Post # 15
There is nothing wrong with having too much, or too many chioces! It’s better to have too much, rather than not enough. Your guests will appreciate all of it.
Post # 16
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
That’s much less food than I had and it all got eaten. You’ll be fine.