(Closed) Dad is concerned we have too much food- should we cut back?

posted 6 years ago in Food
  • poll: Should we cut back amount of food?
    Yes : (1 votes)
    1 %
    No : (62 votes)
    61 %
    You can never have too much food : (33 votes)
    32 %
    Maybe you do not need the soup : (6 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
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    2227 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I think this is a totally normal amount of food. I’ve been to weddings with an appetizer buffet before a 6 course meal. I’d leave it as it is. 🙂

    Post # 4
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    1474 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)

    I don’t think that sounds like too much! You certainly have enough, but I don’t think every guest will eat everything, so you should be fine. Plus, even if it is too much, I think it’s better to err on the side of caution than to have some guests not have enough to eat. 🙂

    By The Way, your menu sounds delicious!

    Post # 5
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    6015 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Darn I reread after I voted.  I think if you cut anything, the soup would be the thing to go, but I like French Onion Soup!!!! 

    Post # 6
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    2295 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    So much better to have too much food than be worried about not having enough. Keep mom happy & sane the day of – stick with your menu the day of! Dad will get over it much easier than a worried mom will.

    And I don’t think it looks excessive at all either. Hearty, but not extreme.

    Post # 7
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    979 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I think that’s a good amount of food, definitely not too much. I’m having all that plus about 6 more passed hor dourves and a carving station.  But I’m in the camp that you can never have too much food. It’s not like forcing anyone to eat everything.

    Post # 8
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    3943 posts
    Honey bee

    I also believe you can never have too much food. We are having even more food than you!

    Post # 10
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    529 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    It’s better to have more then less 🙂

    Post # 11
    Member
    650 posts
    Busy bee

    That is not the over the top menu for a wedding. I think that its very proportionate and I woldnt remove a thing

    Post # 12
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    1375 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    That sounds like the perfect amount.  My guess is your dad is iffy about the pasta station during cocktail hour – reassure him that these will likely be smaller, appetizer size portions and that you really will need that much.

    Post # 13
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    4439 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    If you have to cut something I’d cut the pasta station during cocktail hour, soup and dessert bar – they’re already having cake!

    Post # 14
    Hostess
    1427 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Always have more than not enough! If you search a lot of complaint threads on here where bees post about “worse wedding” usually run around not enough food or issues running into food!

    Post # 15
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    535 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    There is nothing wrong with having too much, or too many chioces! It’s better to have too much, rather than not enough. Your guests will appreciate all of it.

    Post # 16
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    7902 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    That’s much less food than I had and it all got eaten. You’ll be fine.

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