(Closed) How many extra plates did you purchase “just in case”?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
14481 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We told them our exact ‘yes’ rsvps.  The caterer automatically preps for extras just in case.  I dont think you need to worry about it.

Post # 4
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

I wouldn’t add anymore than you absolutely need to.  Typically 5-10% that reply “yes” will not show, so I would save your money.  Stick to 200. 

Post # 5
4887 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I got zero extra.  We have 116 people present; that’s the number I gave the caterer.

I also got 9 vendor box lunches.  I’m already paying these people for their time, so they’re getting a $7.95 meal and not a $36.95 one like my guests.


I wouldn’t do any more than 200.

Post # 6
1101 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@KristenGotMarried:  Agree, give the exact number.


The lunch boxed meal is so smart!!! I honestly think it’s crazy we have to feed them even though they’re getting paid…

Post # 7
2254 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We will count an extra table of ten to be sure. We may not need it, but the last thing I want to do is have the caterer scramble bc of extra people showing.

Post # 8
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

@KristenGotMarried:  Not to threadjack, but I can’t believe your big day is almost here.  Soooo exciting!!

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