(Closed) Is this enough food?

posted 6 years ago in Food
  • poll: Is this enough food
    This is enough- your guests will be full! : (10 votes)
    29 %
    This is almost enough- you need to add a carving station and mashed potato bar! : (22 votes)
    65 %
    Not enough at all- do a buffet instead! : (2 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    371 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @teachernva:  This all sounds super yummy, but I love mashed potatoes, so I am a little biased, and voted to add the mashed potato bar!

    Post # 4
    374 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Here’s the thing: if your cocktail reception runs into the normal time to eat dinner, you have to provide more food.  You don’t want your guests hitting the drive thru on their way out because you didn’t provide anything substantial enough.  If you’re going to do appetizers only, change the hours (1-4 maybe?) but don’t expect your guests to say until 6 or 7 without anything major to eat!

    I voted for the second option – add a carving station & mashed potatoes!

    Post # 5
    1036 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Im already hungry.. This didn’t help. I agree with PP that’s around dinner time so people might eat more than usual. What time do you plan on dinner if cocktail is at seven..

    Post # 6
    5543 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I think it would be good if you weren’t going to have it during dinner time. So if you can swing the carving station and mashed potatoes then I think it would be good!

    Post # 7
    2143 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I also voted to add the carving station and mashed potato bar because its during dinner hours, and I love mashed potatoes 🙂

    Post # 8
    4047 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    @ClassyKate:  This. Your menu is great if it runs a bit earlier than you posted. Otherwise you need to add more if it is going to go until 6 or 7.

    Post # 9
    1562 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Because of your timing, it’s an iffy on if you have enough food.

    For comparison, my wedding was a cocktail buffet from 2-6.  Our menu: 

    Baked Ham with a Maple Mustard Glaze, presliced and served on trays

    Baked Turkey with a Cranberry Compote, presliced and served on trays

    Salmon Mousse (grandmothers recipe) with sliced cucumbers

    Cheese Board – Brie, Cheddar, Gouda, and Blue on a wooden cutting board with grapes, strawberries, almonds, sliced baguettes, and crackers

    Vegetable Tray with Tzatziki Dip

    Fruit Salad

    Canteloupe wrapped in Proscuitto

    Finger Rolls

    Hummus & Pitas

    Horseradish Deviled Eggs

    Lemonade & Iced Tea Bar

    Cookie Bar – Chocolate Chip, PB Kisses, Snickerdoodles, Oatmeal Scotchies, Lemon Bars, Raspberry Bars, Pecan Tarts, Cocoa Drops.

    Wedding Cake – White with Raspberry Filling, Vanilla Buttercream

    Grooms Cake – Chocolate with Chocolate Filling, Vanilla Buttercream

    Post # 10
    845 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I think that more substantial nibbles would be great–HEAVY APPETIZERS–like adding crab cakes, chicken skewers with peanut sauce, and maybe even mini sliders or bruschetta.

    Post # 11
    327 posts
    Helper bee

    it also depends on the quantity of the food served

    Post # 12
    2692 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I think you need more options or make sure you have a ton of what your options already are.  I would expce something heartier though.

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