(Closed) how many hors d'ouerves should i have?!

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
529 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I think one is enough, you have to do what you can afford. I’m only having them eat fruit until it’s time for the reception. I’m on a budget, and you are right if that’s what your Father-In-Law wants, then he should foot the bill. 

Post # 4
134 posts
Blushing bee

I had two passed appetizers and it was plenty. You don’t need to have tons of options, but I think at least one option would be nice so people have something to snack on before dinner starts. It always takes longer to serve than you might anticipate.  I had a fried risotto ball and a wonton with ahi tuna poke.

Post # 5
705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

2-3 passed apps is plenty.  You should certainly ask Father-In-Law to pay for it since it was something he wants and it’s not in your budget.  If he can’t or won’t, then skip the apps and have a cheese spread or something like that.

Post # 6
37 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would say two. That way your guests have an option. I personally would do a veg and a non-veg option.

I’ve also been to cocktail hours with stationary stations. You may want to ask your caterer if that is an option, and what the cost would be.

Lastly I don’t know what type of venue you are using, but if it’s an option you may want to consider doing your own bites. I recommend 2.3 per person if you are having two selections or 1.7 per person if you have three selections.


Post # 7
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Do they have cheaper options rather than tray passed hors d’ouerves? Like a cheese platter and bread? and maybe a fruit platter?

Post # 8
5065 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

I’d have 2 and 1 veggie option.

Post # 10
2359 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

we are having 4 – our price comes with 3 passed apps, but we cut some food out of the late night and added an extra app.   Are you able to shift something around?

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