Post # 1
We’ve decided to have cupcakes for our wedding of approximately 100 people. The cupcakes won’t be small at all. Also dessert is included in our package, so I don’t feel the need to necessarily have a ton of cupcakes. While we’ll definitely take some home, I also don’t want to have so many left over that they will go to waste. Should we have 50 (people may not want very many, they’ll be done by the end), 75 (somewhere in the middle) or 100 (one per guest even).
Post # 3
I voted for 75, but now that I really thought about it I’d say you only need about 50. The standard is to have the number of slices/cupcakes per guest, but because you have a dessert included with your meal package at your venue many people probably won’t touch them!
Is your included dessert a buffet or just one plated dessert?
Post # 4
Just one plated dessert with petit fours for each table, so there will definitely be enough sweet stuff around.
Post # 5
Honestly, I’d probably plan on having one per guest, even with the other dessert option. If it were me, I’d hate to be in a situation where someone wanted a cupcake but we had run out of them. Also, are you planning on serving them buffet style or having them served to the tables? If they’re being distributed to the guests, it might seem strange for some folks to get them and others not to. If you really think that people aren’t going to eat them, then maybe you could get away with 75, but I wouldn’t go too much shorter than that if it were me.
Post # 6
If you already have dessert provided and the cupcakes are a walk up and get one when you want, then I think 75. There will be many that won’t have them for one, and others that will have two. When you run out, you run out, but no one will be the wiser if they have to walk up and actually get one.
Post # 7
I voted for 100. B/c its better to have a few too many than to run out! Plus you may have a few rude piggies who take more than one.
When you cut a wedding cake you plan so that every person gets a piece…I think the same should apply here. Plus with any left over ones you can save them for your one year!!
Post # 8
<span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”text-decoration: line-through”>I voted 100 because you don’t want anyone to not be able to get one if they are all gone. You could always get little boxes for them to put them in and take them home. It could also be part of your favor if you want. I have also seen it where they wrap them in napkins and put them near the door so people can take them as they leave. You just don’t want to not have enough!