Post # 1
We are having a cocktail reception and instead of wedding cake we are having a macaron tower – there will be 2 per person but I know a lot of my partners friends do not eat sweets. I am also having a cheese tower / platter – do you think this is enough?
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
Is that the only food you are offering or is this just for dessert?
Post # 4
If that’s it, then that is definitely not enough. People will be looking for something more than just cheese and macarons.
Post # 5
- 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
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
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
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
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
It’s definitely not enough food! I would add some filling appetizers to go along with the maracoons.
Post # 11
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
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
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
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
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.
Post # 16
@becclamb: I think we need a little more info here. I agree with @sailor:.
And not to threadjack but @abbie017:…how did everything go, married girl?!?