(Closed) Buffet or heavy cocktail party?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
1184 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

what time is the ceremony? directly before it? because people might not have gotten to eat lunch before the ceremony so they may be hungry. that doesn’t mean you need a heavy buffet, but you do need enough to feed people. also, how much alcohol will be present? you never want people doing a lot of drinking without much eating….can make for a messy situation.

Post # 4
1871 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Hi Tattoo!

I don’t think there are rules as to what you eat when, but you’re right–people will probably not expect a meal at 2pm. If you WANTED to have a meal though, I think that you could, you would just make it clear on the invitation so that they come hungry (in the same way you also make it clear when you’re just having cake and punch, so they DON’T come hungry!) And when is it ever a bad time for Mexican food??

If budget is the concern, then dont’ bother with heavy appetizers. You could even call it “cake and punch” (which generally denotes just dessert) and “surprise” them with a few extra munchies.

Post # 7
8737 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Miss Tattoo: The above menu sounds absolutely delicious! And for $20 a person very reasonable. I’d just ask how many of each hors d’oeuvre they budget per person.

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