- 1 year ago
We are planning a late afternoon wedding and serving breakfast for dinner (think: bacon/sausage, french toast, cheesy hashbrowns, fruit, etc.). Cocktail hour before brinner will have “wedding kuchen” (german dish pastry in my area) and mimosas/coffee bar and then dinner will be a breakfast buffet. Our plan was originally to just serve donuts for dessert, but some family members feel really strongly about also having a traditional cake. My fiance (who is generally dis-interested in wedding details) found a cake topper he was really excited about… so I think that seals the deal: we are having cake.
My plan is to have a giant table with the cake in the middle and donuts all around it. I imagine that people will take donuts as they pass by after going through the dinner buffet, or maybe come back up and grab a donut after they’ve eaten their breakfast. I suppose they might even grab the donuts during the cocktail hour, because it won’t be “off-limits”. We are planning on doing our cake cutting later in the evening, and then serving cake.
My plan for the cake is to order a 3 tier “Sam’s Club” cake for about $70. We’re definitely on a budget, and really, we care about the donuts more. I’ve had these in the past for other events and they have always looked nice and tasted good. This cake will serve about 70 people. We are expecting about 165 people. We’ll have 330 donuts.
I’m figuring about 2 donuts per person. Is this enough? Am I insane for only planning to have enough cake for half of the people? I’m assuming some guests will have filtered out by this point, some guests would rather have more donuts, and some guests might not want cake after eating donuts?
We do also have a late night snack of a popcorn bar planned which will consist of popcorn, with seasonings, toppings, mix-ins, etc.
THOUGHTS? I want to be good host and make sure everyone is taken care of. But, I don’t want to spend the next year eating left over sweets either. And you know… budgets…