Reception Food (logistics regarding how much to order)

posted 2 years ago in Food
Post # 2
1258 posts
Bumble bee

Can I attend your wedding please? Your menu sounds yummy! 🙂

If the taco bar is buffet style, I would order for 50 of each, then just order extra, so maybe 75 chicken and 75 beef, so you may end up with a lot of extra. but maybe you could hire a server or two to refill and keep things hot, etc? Then you can eat the extra taco fixings for days after! 



Post # 4
1258 posts
Bumble bee

SkinnyLatte17:  Oh man, when’s the date, I’m there! LOL.  It definitely sounds like you’ll have more than enough and everyone will be full. Always better to have more food than you need than to run out! 

Post # 5
5390 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

SkinnyLatte17:  I’d probably order 75 of each. I always prefer to have too much food than too little. Can the caterer/supplier advise you? My parents had an Indian buffet for their anniversary and there were 3 different starters, and then a chicken, lamb and vegetarian option for the main. We just told them how many people were coming and they worked out the rest. Had more than enough food and everyone was able to have some of everything. 

Post # 6
16 posts
  • Wedding: September 2015

Ummm I agree with jlc3; can I come?! This sounds so good! Mashed potatoes AND tacos?! Yes, thank you!

I’m having the same dilemma that you are.. especially in regard to hors d’oeuvres. I’ve been to a few weddings where there was a ton of food, and not enough food – I want to be the former! I would say it would be safe to assume that you should have at least one piece of each type of food for each guest, assuming that everyone will want to try everything at least once. That’s kind of how I’m approaching things!

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