(Closed) How many hors d’oeuvres?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I don’t think you need to add enough of each to cover the number of people, especially since it’s for your cocktail hour and it’s not an hors d’oeuvres reception. I would order 1-2 of each station, personally.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

I think with 5 tray passed hors d’ oeuvres you would be ok with having each station serve about half of your guests, or if they are priced by the 50 servings, having 2 of each station.  It sounds like you are having dinner too so that is plenty of food for everyone!!

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Well first off, most sushi stations have vegetarian sushi as well.  So that isn’t a biggie.  Second, I think I’d just get the 3 stations, that accommodate 50 people and have it work itself out.  When the food is gone, its gone, but no one will be hungry so it won’t be a biggie at all. 

Are there other options to use the credits toward?

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

If you’re hosting part (or all) of your bar, could you ask them to apply the credit to that? Or special linens?

Post # 9
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Honey bee

During a meal time, 15-20 pieces per person minimum of heavy appetizers. Cheese trays, fruit platters, finger sandwiches are not heavy appetizers. A plated meal is actually the equivalent of 6-8 pieces per person of heavy appetizers and most people say they go home hungry from plated meals so you will want to serve more appetizers per person at a meal time.

At a non-meal time, 3-4 pieces per person of heavy appetizers is plenty. No one really expects to be fed the equivalent of a full meal at that time of day/night. Anyone who does is going in with the wrong intentions.

 

Post # 11
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Honey bee

That sounds like a ton of appetizers before dinner and it’s very likely that guests will be stuffed before they eat the main meal, which will go to waste in that case. If you have the passed appetizers before a full meal, skip the stations. Or if you choose to have the stations, skip the passed. 2-4 pieces max is all you need before dinner.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Could you apply it to midnight snacks like mini hamburgers and french fries as the night is winding down?

Post # 14
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Honey bee

Late night snacks can be served anytime before the end of the reception. Not all receptions run that late but they’re still served a few hours after dinner when people work up an appetite from dancing.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Yeah I think you can do them anytime to be honest! I would eat a miniburger any day/time/place hehe 🙂

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

You could also upgrade the alcohol at the bar, or add signature cocktails, or add another dessert besides cake if you dont already have one, add valet parking maybe?

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