Post # 1
My daughter is looking at a hearty hors d’oeuvres menu for her reception. Any thoughts or suggestions? Would you enjoy these offerings?
Cocktail hour: Gourmet cheese boards and fresh fruit
Reception: Vegetable display, carving station with three different cocktail sandwiches, mashed potato bar, chicken drumettes with dipping sauce, homemade empanadas
Is this enough?
Thanks! Worried Mom of Bride
Post # 3
Is this instead of, or in addition to dinner? I recently attended a wedding with a TON of delicious hors d’oeuvres, followed by a huge dinner. Most of the guests had filled up on the appetizers and didn’t eat much of dinner.
I think if this is it, then it’s enough (followed by dessert, of course!).
Post # 4
I think it sounds lovely! Sounds hearty with mashed pots and sandwiches.
Post # 5
That sounds delicious! And I definitely think it will be enough food
Post # 6
Thank you! I meant to also mention times. Cocktail hour is 5:00-6:00 with the reception following of course. Other than cake (yum!) these will be our only offerings.
Post # 7
I think it depends on your guests. I would be happy with this but i know the guests who attended my wedding would have thrown something at me if i offered up the same selection. Are your guests big eaters?
I do like the cheese board idea with cocktails.
Post # 8
I think it sounds great! Only adivce is to make sure you have lots of it. Guests will likely have seconds/thirds since it’s over the dinner hour and you don’t want to run out
Post # 9
It could use a little “wow” factor in all honesty. The menu doesn’t excite me.
The drumettes seem out of place at a wedding unless it is very very casual. I’d replace them Entirely.
Post # 10
That sounds delicious to me, and I usually love the aps more than the dinner anyway, but I’d see if there’s a reasonable way to let the guests know that that’s it, so they eat as much as they want without worrying about saving room for a sit-down meal.
Post # 11
Sounds good! Just make sure there’s more than enough for everyne!
Post # 12
Thanks Horseradish. The caterer offers one chicken selection. Is there one that works better with the menu? 1) drumettes, 2) fried tenders, 3) marinated grilled bites
I REALLY appreciate everyone’s input! 🙂
Post # 13
sounds delicious. I also prefer small foods ovr a sit down dinner so you can walk around and socialize and go get more when you want to.
Post # 14
I think it sounds good! I love mashed potato bars. Will there still be enough seats for everyone even though it’s not a sit down dinner?
Post # 15
I think it’s certainly filling and fun enough, but unless you’re coming from a latino background and having a latino wedding, there’s no point in having the empanadas. You have more of a traditional, American comfort food vibe going, I would replace the empanadas with something that fits that food theme better.
Post # 16
I’d do the marinated grilled bites. Fried tenders are way too casual for a wedding. At least the marinated grilled chicken bites seem like they’d be boneless. Bones are too messy to expect guests to fuss with at a wedding.