(Closed) How many appetizers for cocktail hour?

posted 10 years ago in Food
Post # 3
174 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I am having a hour long cocktail hour and we are using three passed appetizers…

Post # 4
2475 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We had an hour-long cocktail hour with hosted beer, wine, and champagne.  We had 3 different types of passed appetizers that were unlimited.  Our guests RAVED about the food (appetizers and plated dinners).  If you have GOOD food, then I don’t think you need that much variety.  🙂

Post # 5
541 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

On average, you’d want to do about 6 (combined passed/stationary). If you are doing less passed, have atleast 1 stationary so guess can nible throughout the night. In my opinion, 3 is too little (i’ve been to a wedding with 3 and it just wasn’t enough) but 5 may be ok.

Post # 6
4485 posts
Honey bee

3-5 pieces per person total is plenty, otherwise people will be too full to eat the dinner that is served afterward. 6-8 pieces per person of heavy appetizers (anything that isn’t a fruit platter, cheese platter, or finger sandwiches) is the equivalent of a full plated meal.

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