Post # 1
So, we are having a large buffet for our reception… 4 salads, potatoes, rolls, vegi’s, 2 entrees and prime rib to chose from. We weren’t planning on having any appetizers during the cocktail hour. If we decide to it’d be a cheese platter with fruit and crackers. Any of you going with the buffet and if so are you having appetizers and if so, how many?
Post # 3
We had a buffet and still had appetizers. While we were taking family pictures, we wanted people to have something to munch on.
Post # 4
We’re not having a buffet style, but here is some advice given to me by the DJ and reception hall person:
Keep the appetizers light if you do them. We’re doing just cheese and crackers and veggies & dip. They said if people have heavy appetizers, then go through a three course meal they might be too stuffed to dance as much as you hope they will!
Post # 5
We are having a lighter buffet (salads and kebobs). We are doing a cocktail hour of bigger items like sliders, mini pizzas , quiche and spanokopita. 🙂
Post # 6
We are having a buffet. Our appetizers are chips, 2 kinds of salsa, queso and guacamole. On the buffet we are having southwestern ceasar salad, beef & chicken fajitas, cheese enchiladas & fruit kabobs.
Post # 7
Thanks bees! We just met with our coordinator and I asked her. Since we’re having about 80 guests and cocktail hour will only be 45-60 minutes she said we didn’t need to. Amazing… a coordinator not pushing us to buy a bunch of appetizers! And she also gave us an extra 1/2 hour of our rental! So excited… and a little anxious with it only being a little more than 3 weeks away!
Post # 8
I just wanted to add that most caterers we talked to would not allow alcohol to be served without some sort of food. Alcohol on an empty stomach can lead to a crazy drunken party before the dinner is even served. 😉