Post # 1
A little info : 8pm reception (invitation states cocktails and dance). We’ll have a couple different hors d’ouvres, a tomato soup “bar” (tomato soup with different toppings), cheesecake as the wedding cake, and I’m debating having pies.
Well our “chef” has guess-timated that people will have 12 hors d’ouvres EACH, which seems absolutely ridiculous for an 8pm reception, that will also have dessert and drinks. What do you think? We had to go with these guys, so…**rolls eyes**
Post # 3
At my best friends wedding they ran out of appetizers! Those things will go quick! And its disappointing when they are all gone and your still starving…better safe than sorry I guess, good luck!
Post # 4
@Miss Sardine: I guess I just feel there’s no way anyone should be starving, as they should all have eaten supper before the ceremony at 6pm.
Post # 5
I personally would overestimate rather than underestimate, especially if their is alcohol available to guests. That number sounds similar to what my caterer told me. And keep in mind that it’s a serving of appetizers, not one appetizer (i.e. 3-4 meatballs = 1 serving). It’spretty common that my husband and I don’t each dinner until 8 or 9pm. Obviously you know your guests best though.
I really wanted to do a cocktails/appetizers wedding reception, but it was more expensive than a sit-down meal 🙁
Post # 6
If you really don’t agree I would choose a number that is in between what you want and what they suggest. If there is going to be alcohol I think about 8-10 per person would be ok. People tend to snack when they drink and soup isn’t super easy to eat in one bite to the apps might be pretty popular.
Post # 7
Yup, that’s the norm. Usually they say expect 8 – 12 peices a person if you aren’t serving a full meal. I know, totally ridiculous. Maybe you could think of a few more food bar selections to cut down on the hors d’ouvres?