(Closed) Food Overload!!!

posted 10 years ago in Food
Post # 3
634 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

you definitly don’t have to go overkill on cocktail hour.  I’ve been to weddings where it was literally fruit, cheeses, crackers and dips.  It supposed to be small bites that hold people over until dinner.  Passed apps seem to help with this- there is no line and people can’t load a plate with a ton of food at one time.  If you are doing an appetizer course with your dinner I would definitly limit the cocktail hour food.  I think I would try to do a small selection for cocktails, a regular dinner (salad, entree and cake) and then maybe offering another round of cocktail apps if it was a late night events.  

I think a lot of brides get caught up in loving so many things at their venues that they try to make sure the guests taste all of it.  Venues love it because more food=more money, even if guests are too full to eat it.  Just be selective in what you offer and you should be ok. 

Post # 4
1617 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I have seen some weddings where the cocktail hour was somuch food and then soon after that, dinner (which was like 3 or 4 courses) and then a full out dessert bar on top of cake.  I wonder what they did with all the leftover food.

I am having the opposite problem.  My main course is just 1 meat option (I think chicken…fish for fi and my son), rice or mashed potatoes (either /or not both), salad OR veggies.  Then a dessert.  I might be able to get a soup appetizer but that depends on my choice of caterer.  

However, to fix the issue, I figure a cocktail hour with some light snacks will be helpful so my guests arent too hungry by dinner time and that the food will be satisfying.  I dont want too much leftovers either.

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