Post # 1
I’m having to cut from the catering budget and this is what I would end up with, would you be happy with this as a guest?
Chicken entree (undecided on sauce/prep, but would be chicken) with a starch side and a veggie side, dinner rolls (vegetarian option would be available)
Wedding favors are Hershey’s kisses in favor boxes
Plus, later in the night during the dancing portion, I’m having donuts and coffee served.
There would be hosted beer, wine and margaritas along with non-alcoholic options.
Post # 3
Donuts and coffee will be a nice surprise just when guests are getting hungry again.
I would be very happy!!!
Post # 4
Are you having a cocktail hour?
Post # 5
Totally! That’s plenty. It doesn’t look to me like you cut anything — at least as a guest I definitely would not feel like you’d skimped.
Post # 6
I am cutting the cocktail hour (I originally booked appetizers) and I was originally supposed to have a duel entree plate (chicken and beef.)
I’m thinking we’ll go straight into dinner. I didn’t want to cut the apps, but it’s either that or the bar at this point and I think people would prefer open bar (even if it’s limited) to a few appetizers. Does that make sense?
I’ll have to adjust the timeline to reflect no cocktail hour, but is it a taboo thing to have no cocktail hour? I’ve only ever been to 4 weddings and none of them had cocktail hour so I thought it would be neat to have it, I just can’t afford it now. 🙁
Post # 7
I think that will be plenty, and, like stillme said, I wouldn’t think you had cut anything out if I were a guest. Also, I would definitely prefer an open bar to a few apps as a guest, and most people I know would feel the same. I think you made great decisions all around. 🙂
Post # 8
@DeadUtopia: Yup, that is fine as long as your are skipping cocktail hour! I just wouldn’t want you to have people drinking for an hour with nothing in their bellies, but going straight to dinner is fine. I would definitely prefer a bar over a few nibbles 🙂
Post # 9
Thanks guys, this makes me feel soooo much better! I fell into that crazy bride trap and was psycho stressing about this all week once I realized we definitely had to cut something. 🙂
Post # 10
Sounds like enough food to me!
Post # 11
I think it looks great! I’ve been to a wedding before that had cocktail hour without any food and I am a lightweight so I was tipsy before dinner! I think you made the right call!
Post # 12
Looks like more then enough.
A dual plate is usually a full serving of both proteins which always seems a little excessive to me anyway. Especially with how chubby people are these days.
Post # 13
Seems like a large portion is sweets. I would cut the donuts orgrooms cake for more actual food.