Do I need to serve appetisers?

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 3
928 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

If you are serving alcohol during “cocktail hour” then you absolutely should have some kind of appetizer. Otherwise, your guests will be sloshed by the time dinner starts. 

Post # 4
1481 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I would at least try to have fruit, veggies, crackers, etc. out during the cocktail hour. I personally hate drinking on an empty stomach.

Post # 5
231 posts
Helper bee

Oh yes! Serve appitiizers! Not only will people probably drink less but if they drink a lot then they will have some food in their belly to soak u the alcohol so they are not hammered at the reception and plus people get hungry, and they usually dont eat to much before a wedding since they know there will be food there. Its good to have a little something!

Post # 6
12347 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If you have a cocktail hour, you certainly need to serve appetizers.  People drinking on an empty stomach (which they likely will be doing, with a large meal coming up after the cocktail hour) is never a good thing. 

Post # 7
7514 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think if you’re serving alcohol you need to at least provide some small munchies.

Post # 9
9563 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

You could probably get away with it if you weren’t having alcohol, but if you’re having cocktails, I would do some food. Doesn’t have to be fancy – but something to help curb some of that alcohol. Plus, I like to nosh! We did cheese, crackers, salami, nuts, veggies & ranch, chips & salsa. 

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