(Closed) Heavy Hors D’oeuvres tacky?

posted 11 years ago in Food
Post # 32
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Honey bee

As long as there is enough food for everyone, I think many people prefer to have lots of options!

Post # 33
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

hors d’oeuvres are yummy and I think it would be fine.  I like that you used the word ‘heavy’.  Sometimes I find there are simply not enough to go around or waitresses keep feeding the same guest! 

Post # 34
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We did heavy apps at our wedding in October.  It was great, everyone loved the food and I would do it again if given the choice. 

The only thing I regret is that we actually over-ordered on the food.  We had so much left over (we ordered 10-12 pieces per person).  I think we assume that heavy apps means less food than a plated meal, but really it is not.  If I were to re-order I would stick to 8-10 appx per person.  Hope this helps!

Post # 35
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I agree with everyone else who said to make sure that you have enough.  A friend of mine did a “heavy” hors d’oeurves rehearsal dinner and there was not enough to go around.  This lead to all the guys hanging around the door where the food was coming out and taking everything before anyone else could get to it.  The wine was still flowing though so I think everyone got a little drunker than we wanted to the night before. 

That being said, I love small plates so this would be awesome!

Post # 36
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

No it’s not “tacky” at all. Just make sure if the wedding is around dinnertime that the food is enough to fill up your guests. hors d’oeurves are a great way to let people eat a little of a lot of different things.

Post # 37
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

If you have one near you, Sam’s Club has lots of Hors D’oeuvres in their frozen section. Heat them and place them on a plate and there you go! A friend of mine did that at her wedding shower and I thought the food was quite tasty!

Post # 38
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

No way – I’ve been to a few different weddings with heavy hors d’oeurves and they were plenty filling for all of us! 🙂

Post # 39
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Goodness gracious not at all! Heavy Hors d’ oeuvres  can be great. I think the variety that it offers is a plus as well, especially since you are doing an expansive sweets table. As long as you have some type of hors d’ oeuvres that covers many pallete i.e. vegetarian, I think you should be good. But keep in mind as many of the ladies have already said, that the cost can balloon to just as high or higher than the standard menu! I think its great!

Happy Planning,

K.

Post # 40
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Newbee

I’m in the same boat as you with costs and we are totally doing heavy hors d’oeuvres, and I too am considering making them myself. We’re doing a surprise wedding at our engagement party. It’s a very urban, laid back location in Monterey, CA and we want people to just come and have fun and mingle. When I look at the hors d’oeuvres that we like I think, “I could totally whip some of that up a day or two in advance and have someone work a station to serve it”. Like truffled mac’n’cheese in martini glasses, garlic mashed potatoes in martini glasses. Soup shooters (hello…find a great tasting soup and pour it into the tiny cups! Safeway has an awesome tomato parmesan bisque that I would totally serve). Also, meatloaf sliders would be awesome (and totally doable ahead of time. I am getting the same advice as you – to remember that while you WANT to do all of this, it’s more important that you enjoy your day. My recommendation? Find a few friends/family/church family who would be willing to do a dish or two as a gift. No stress to you, and they get the satisfaction of helping out! 🙂 Best of luck!

Post # 41
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2019 - Paris, France

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@julies1949: WTH? lighten up would you!?

 

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@wgowood: I think it is a great idea! Personally, I would prefer it to a sit down meal. I like to walk around and mingle rather than be stuck in one chair for an hour. I would suggest doing stations and displaying them really well! Don’t forget to say something about it on your invite.. ceremony at XXX with HD reception to follow. You wouldn’t want people starving themselves because they know they are going to a wedding! And By The Way, if you would prefer an actual meal… why dont you just BBQ? its cheap and easy and goes well with your theme! 

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