(Closed) cocktail and hor’deourve reception

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1916 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I would probably pick some hot Hors d’oeuvres like chicken fingers, mini quiches.  If you want to continue doing it yourself, Sams Club sells a lot of great frozen items.  The sandwiches and crackers are great, but if you’re having the reception at dinner time, you’ll need to serve something hot.

Post # 4
241 posts
Helper bee

If I attended a wedding that started at that time, I would expect that the reception would include dinner, because it would be around dinner time by the time the reception started. But I understand the desire to save. I would recommend heavy apps that could be a meal in themselves and expect that you would have to have more than normal suggested per person because folks will be hungry.

Post # 5
358 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

You may be surprised how many caterers will work with that type of request. That’s exactly what we are doing although or time will either be after 6 or after 2. The caterers that I have been in touch with are very reasonable in price and have awesome menu selections to choose from. I’m working with one right now that asked my person number and budget then said she would work with it.


Post # 6
4824 posts
Honey bee

530 isnt early, You could do what you want, but start it at 1.

I did an “hor deurves” wedding, but it had full stations and passed apps. More food than a traditional sit down or buffet.

If you want to keep your time and keep your DIY, then I would add a “station” with chafing dishes (to keep it warm) of some basic pasta and sauce, rolls and salad.

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