(Closed) Cocktail Hour Appetizers – How Many Types?

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Cappugcino:  I think 6 is a good number.  It should give enough variety incase you have some picky eaters.  With only 14 people though, I think even 4 or 5 would be ok too.

Post # 4
989 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We’re doing 5.  The venue suggested 3 but we wanted a bigger variety.  And we just couldn’t narrow it down beyond that anyway. 🙂

Post # 5
2775 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I always think the best food is at cocktail hour, so I would do 5-6 to have a good amount of variety.

Post # 6
999 posts
Busy bee

If you are only have 14 people, I think 3 or 4 is probably more reasonable. You don’t want people to fill up on that and not eat dinner.

Post # 7
7902 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Normally, I’d say 5 plus a crudite and cheese platter, but with only 14 guests, you could probably go with 3 or 4 instead.

ETA, I’d try to get one with chicken, one with seafood, one with meat, and one vegetarian.

Post # 8
1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We had 5 or six which is what the venue recommended.  I think you could still have that number of options, you would just obviously have a much smaller quantity of each.  Like you could get a a dozen of each one.

Post # 9
1239 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Cappugcino:  I agree with other bees and say 5 – 6.

Post # 10
2692 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

3-4 per guests I think should be sufficient, especially since dinner will be soon after.  Also, what kinds of apps are you thinking… if they are super filling, you don’t want too much.

Our cocktail hour will be a diy affair right after the ceremony at the ceremony site… so it will be simple and self serve. Thnk cheese and cracker trays, fruit and dip trays, cookies, etc…

Post # 11
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

Normally I would say five or so options is great (that is what we had for our 130 guests) but with 14 people I think that is a bit too much. Three options is a good number, four if you can’t choose.

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