Post # 1
We are having stationed veggies, dip, cheese and crab dip with crackers/breads.
The rest of the appetizers will be passed and we order them by the 100s. I’m inviting 160, expecting 130-145. How do I have any idea how many 100s of other appetizers we need?!
Post # 3
@hartmamp: You can ask the caterer/venue what they recommend. Are you doing meal after the appetizers? That definitely makes a difference in how many appetizers you’ll want. We had 144 passed appetizers (divided into 3 kinds) for 25 guests at our cocktail hour. There were leftovers. We did this with margaritas before the ceremony. After the ceremony we served more food.
If you’re serving a meal afterwards, I’d say plan on approximately 3 appetizers per person, since you’ll have the cheese, veggies, dip & bread, as well. If you’re not serving a meal afterwards, I’d say about 6 appetizers per person.
Post # 4