(Closed) How much did small children at your wedding eat?

posted 11 years ago in Food
Post # 3
1139 posts
Bumble bee

Are you having a buffet or a plated meal?

Post # 5
107 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We had a plated dinner so the headcount to the caterer included # of adult meals, # of kids meals.  The kids had a different meal than the 3 being served to the adults…you should check with your caterer on that…it’s pretty standard to offer kids meals (and they are also less expensive than the adult meals).  If it’s buffet, they should still have a buffet price for the # of kids….at least ours did. 

Post # 7
309 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Honestly, I’d count them as .5 each.  I often do holiday meals for my FI’s (very fertile) family, and I’ve learned that a crowd of small children can pack it in! Plus, what I serve at holidays is not nearly as kid-friendly as it sounds like your meal will be, and they still have caught me short a few times because I haven’t counted the pre-school crowd! 

That’s my opinion, for what it’s worth.

Post # 8
1139 posts
Bumble bee

I agree to just count them at .5 each.  Maybe 1/3 of a person each if they are really young.

Post # 9
3674 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

i would just tell your caterer how many kids under that age are going to be there and get their advice. we only had one 4 year old and we got her a kids meal.

Post # 10
69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Im really lucky when I mentionned to the venue’s coordinator, because I am only having 3 children under the age of 7 they are free.

Post # 11
2492 posts
Buzzing bee

Ask the parents what they normally eat and go from there. Do NOT serve children fancy food just because it is a wedding, as most people do with adults. Children are counted the same way that adults are: as individuals with their own seats. However, the caterer should have appropriate children’s menus.

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