(Closed) How many hors d’ouvres?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
911 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

At my best friends wedding they ran out of appetizers! Those things will go quick! And its disappointing when they are all gone and your still starving…better safe than sorry I guess, good luck!

Post # 5
1940 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I personally would overestimate rather than underestimate, especially if their is alcohol available to guests.  That number sounds similar to what my caterer told me.  And keep in mind that it’s a serving of appetizers, not one appetizer (i.e. 3-4 meatballs = 1 serving).  It’spretty common that my husband and I don’t each dinner until 8 or 9pm.  Obviously you know your guests best though.

I really wanted to do a cocktails/appetizers wedding reception, but it was more expensive than a sit-down meal 🙁

Post # 6
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

If you really don’t agree I would choose a number that is in between what you want and what they suggest. If there is going to be alcohol I think about 8-10 per person would be ok.  People tend to snack when they drink and soup isn’t super easy to eat in one bite to the apps might be pretty popular. 

Post # 7
1124 posts
Bumble bee

Yup, that’s the norm. Usually they say expect 8 – 12 peices a person if you aren’t serving a full meal. I know, totally ridiculous. Maybe you could think of a few more food bar selections to cut down on the hors d’ouvres?

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