(Closed) Cocktail Hour Food

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I did a cocktail reception so my example won’t help.

Every wedding I’ve been to within 30 minutes of where I live has not had food at the cocktail hour at all.  There was another wedding we went to last summer that was outside of our immediate area and they served beef and chicken satays, huge samosas, a bocachini cheese/tomato/basil on a stick thing…, and I think there were a couple other things but I don’t remember.  It definitely was not what I’ve seen on some of the tv shows.  I think they’re a lot more over the top.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i am having just a few things to hole people over….. spinach and artichoke dip, veggie trays, and cheese and cracker trays…. plain and simple 🙂

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

We’re having a sushi station and 4 passed appetizers. Nothing crazy.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I think it depends on what type of wedding you are having.  I will be having a   Cheese and Fruit Display, Roasted Vegetables, an Action station (Chef will be preparing food right there) with about 8 passed items. 

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

We’ll have the standard vegetable/dip and artisan cheese and crackers displays but we’ll also have mini cheeseburger sliders and french fry cones with a dip bar (approximately 10 different dips that our guests can put on their fries). 

All of the weddings that we’ve been to have had pretty dull cocktail hours with just cheese and veggies. We wanted to spice it up a bit and add some personality. We love burgers and fries so we felt it was fitting. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@UpstateCait: yum!!! i wanna come to your cocktail hour! i bet your guests will love it!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I actually was feeling the same way my Fiance thinks we’ll have way too much food but sisters getting married a few months after me & is having a huge cocktail hour. I’m not sure whats enough. We’re having 8passed hors d oeuvers, 2 carving stations, martini mashed potato bar & a cold presentation (assorted & impoted cheeses, fruit, crackers & dips. Should I add 1 more thing? I was thinking of adding a pasta station, but pastas so heavy!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I wanted a mashed potato bar SOOOO bad!  I went to a wedding with one and they served them in martini glasses- it was super cute!  We aren’t doing it though (an extra cost we couldn’t justify).  So we are doing 3 passed hor d’ourves instead 🙁 

If you have a mashed potato bar- can I come?!!!Sealed

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We will be having 4 passed appetizers – black and blue flatbread, mini crabcakes, grilled cheese and tom soup shooters, and feta stuffed mushrooms. And a crudite table with veggies, cheese, crackers, spinach artichoke dip and smoked fish spread.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

We are doing passed hor d’oeuvres (6 different types, enough for 4 per person). Hmm now seems like it’s not enough.  Maybe we’ll add a stationary station.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think appetizers: cheese, crackers, hot hors d’oeuvres are perfectly fine. I don’t understand huge plates of steaming hot pasta and food during cocktail hour. How is that an appetizer? You still have dinner!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

We will be having 3 passed apps…I think that how much food they have on some of the shows for cocktail hour is ridonculous. As im sure you have seen on the shows the guests ate themselves silly and only had a bite or two of their dinner. Most weddings that I have been to were this way…a few apps during cocktail hour and then dinner.

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