Rehearsal dinner buffet

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Bsross12:  I would say 4 Or 5 . And holly cow that’s alot of people for a rehearsal dinner

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I would double the amount of your party (75×2) and order from there. If the serving size for the BBQ sammies is 2 per person I would order 4 per person. (75×4) remember with buffets, people eat with their eyes first.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

Bsross12:  Jesus. Why so many at the rehearsal dinner? It’s usually saved for those in the bridal party and immediate family..

There will be 15 at mine..

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Yikes that is a lot of people but affordable food. I’d go 1.5 for salad, veggies and fruit. It’s hard to know how big these tenders and mini sammies are. Can you see one? I’d say 2 for each female and 3-4 for a male.

Yes as pp says a buffet needs to look stocked. No one wants to go up to it when it is empty. Also people will be afraid to take food if it looks like there might not be enough. Further, at a buffet, I know I tend to take everything because I don’t know if I will actually like it all and I don’t want to get back up.

 

If invites aren’t out I would seriously consider chooping the guest list. Who all is invited?

 

ETA: 1.5 meaning one and a half servings per guest.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by  Stiletto13.
Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Bsross12:  Definitely order a little more than suggested. The restaurant should be able to give you guidelines for starters.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Bsross12:  I’m having about the same at my rehearsal too. We are merging the rehearsal dinner with a middle eastern tradition (my FI is Syrian) which is basically a henna party for the bride. 

My FMIL is organizing it but my understanding is, places that usually cater for bigger events should be able to tell you how much you need of each. Did you ask?

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