(Closed) passed appetizers vs. displays

posted 7 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Are passed appetizers a must at the cocktail hour?
    Yes....you should have at least some items passed! : (1 votes)
    5 %
    NOPE! : (18 votes)
    95 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1391 posts
    Bumble bee

    Personally I’ve been to weddings with both and the displays were much, much nicer. For one, you don’t have to chase down a waiter if you’re hungry! For another, there was a lot more food and you could put a few things on a small plate instead of trying to balance everything on a cocktail napkin! I vote displays, especially if they’re going to save you money.

    Post # 4
    Member
    520 posts
    Busy bee

    No body will miss passed appetizers.  Dont’ even give it another thought.  Personally, I prefer to select my own appetizer.  The passed apps are usually offered when I have a drink in my hand, etc…….plus it’s not always offered with a plate, just a napkin which is messy.

    Post # 5
    Member
    225 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    As long as you have food I don’t think people will care that there are no passed appetizers. My place does a crazy cocktail hour with passed arounds and 6 special food stations ( antipasta table, cold fruit and cheese table, bread station, pasta station, carving station, and 8 hot dishes station

    Post # 6
    Member
    642 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I agree with the other responses. Nobody will miss them, displays have been nicer at most events that I have been too. The only time I thought a passed app was amazing was with a 5 star restaurant was the caterer and the owner/ chef was cooking as part of our entertainment. The passing staff HAD to do a really really good job, they could explain the food, the techniques and really added to the presentation. I would never be able to afford that! I can probably only afford to have passed apps with staff texting, picking their teeth and grunting and i don kno when asked about the food….  Soooo, we will only have displays….

    Post # 7
    Member
    5389 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I think the displays would be fine. Especially because you will be saving money. It sounds tasty! What are you having for dinner?

    Post # 8
    Member
    317 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I think display appetizers a great! I think a lot of guests would rather have stations than chase down some dude with a tray.

    Post # 9
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    2186 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    we did both. the cold stuff was display and the warm stuff was passed, that way it was always hot. people wont miss it jus tmake sure they keep up the hot stuff so it doesnt get “blah”

    Post # 10
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    459 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I also agree that displayed apps are fine, and probably better sometimes! I had passed apps, but I have been happy at events with displayed apps to be able to get something when I am hungry. And I have definitely been hungry at weddings with passed apps when I could not find the waiters.

    Post # 12
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    5389 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    @cc226: That sounds good!

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