(Closed) Are Macarons plus cheese platter enough for a Cocktail reception dessert?

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

Is that the only food you are offering or is this just for dessert?

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

If that’s it, then that is definitely not enough. People will be looking for something more than just cheese and macarons.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

Yeah I’d be hittin’ up McDonald’s if I were at  this wedding! Also if what OP described is just for dessert, I don’t think cheese is even fitting.

You can’t go wrong with fruits, veggies, dips, stuffed mushrooms, skewers, etc.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I would definitely add more food- how many guests will you have and what style of wedding? If it’s kind of casual, even things like meatballs and chicken wings or sandwich triangles could work?

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Umm, no. If that’s all you’re serving I’d suggest adding more food. What if people don’t like macarons or can’t eat cheese? And I don’t really think that cheese suits a dessert reception, unless maybe it was paired with a few other dessert options.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Like PP said, cheesde and macarons are definitely not enough. For starters, not everyone is into cheese. I personally like it, but Darling Husband avoids excess consumption of cheese because he’s worried about cholesterol and other people I know are lactose intolerant. I know you said that people aren’t into sweets so I would offer a few more savory options, like crackers/breats/crostinis with dips, grilled vegetables, etc. or crudite. I personally don’t think two macarons is enough, especially if you have a variety of flavors. A lot of people who don’t like sweets tend to like macarons as they are generally not as sweet as other cookies or cakes.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I agree~you need more food.  Maybe some brushetta? Toasted baquette with brie? Cheesecake stuffed strawberries? Meatballs and chicken wings are a good idea, too.

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It’s definitely not enough food!  I would add some filling appetizers to go along with the maracoons.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I don’t think that’s enough for dessert. I’d at least add fruits & pastries. Maybe even cupcakes. I wouldn’t eat cheese for dessert.  

Post # 12
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Busy bee

I agree, not enough! Especially with cocktails. If it’s a practicality/budget thing, you can do some spreads or dips with bread and veggies (crudite), some easy bruschettas and an antipasto platter with olives, pepperocinis, meats, etc.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Well, the way I read it was that you’re having a cocktail reception with hor dourves and other bits of stuff and for the dessert portion of it you’re having macarons and a cheese. I think that’s totally fine, depending on what else you’re serving. People just like a little someting sweet at the end, and cheese is often times served at the end of a meal. That’s a good option for people who don’t like sweets, and it’s classy! You could do a few smaller jars of candy, like m&m’s, or something simple if you’re worried there’s not enough sweets. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’m confused.  Are you having a cocktail reception with drinks and hors d’oeuvres, and then for dessert you’re considering a macaron tower instead of a wedding cake and a cheese platter for those who don’t like sweets?  If so, I think that sounds great.

Or are you saying that the cheese and macarons will be the only food available for the entire reception?  That’s definitely not enough; especially if you’re serving alcohol you will need heartier, more substantial food.

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@sailor:  +1

I’d maybe have one or two macarons… and I don’t eat cheese so I’d be doing the McD’s drive-thru after lol.

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