(Closed) Lunchtime Cocktail Reception – How much food?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 4
5889 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

no advice, but i want to go to there…

Post # 5
3709 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

On the weekends, I tend to have my largest meal at lunchtime. Maybe count on each guest trying 2 to 3 items? 

Post # 7
104 posts
Blushing bee

I’m a little glutton, I think I’d want 3-5 (counting a single baby burger as the rough equivalent of 1 serving…not sure how big a bucket you’re planning).  It might be more like 5-6 if it were nighttime and I was drinking and dancing and such.  

I would, however, consider myself above-average in the food-consumption area.  Then again, my SO eats probably 1.5 times as much as I do…so who knows.

Considering all the pre- and post-lunch food as well, maybe 4-5 per person is an okay guesstimate? 

I vaguely remember reading something about estimating 8-10 pieces per person for heavy hors d’oeuvres…but I may have imagined that…and also, your food options seem to be much heartier than the usual apps.

Also, I would love the crap out of a wedding with food like this.  Sounds delightful.

Post # 9
374 posts
Helper bee

This sounds substantial and I would be cautious what I call your reception.  I think …maybe Cocktails and a luncheon….These can  be pricey and you don’t want people to think that the reception is any less than it is.

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