Post # 1
I just got a quote from a vendor and need some advice about my dessert table, what would you change (if anything), I haven’t decided on flavors yet. I am having about 65 people at the reception. I am also hoping to get some advice on whether or not the price seems good for everything I am getting?
1 – 9 Inch German Chocolate Cake
2- 1 Dozen Cupcakes
3- 2 Dozen Mini Cupcakes
4- 1 Dozen Mini Parfaits
5- 1 Dozen Fruit Tarts
6- 1 Dozen Macaroons
7- 60ct of White Lindor Chocolates
8- 60ct of Ferrero Rocher
9- Godiva Truffles
10- Chocolate covered strawberries
Everything from 1-6 would be supplied for $260 with taxes, no delivery or set-ups fees, though. Is this a good deal? Should I ask for a discount?
Post # 3
I think if you’re getting your cakes & things from a bakery it sounds like a steal.
If you’re getting it from a grocery store or similiar, you could probably do better.
Post # 4
Instead of 7-10 you could do an assortment of nice cookies- would probably be less expensive than truffles etc? Sounds like a good assortment!
Post # 5
I would if I was first one to the desert table but people are most likely gonna take more than one item and I think you’ll run out.
And I’m confused what about 7-10? You didn’t list a price, i assumes you weren’t getting it.
Post # 6
@Atalanta: 7-10 I am getting at a really good deal (practically free) with points from one of my credit cards. I’m hoping with peppy 65 people it won’t be too bad, plus I assumed not everyone would want the same thing (and would hope people would only grab one thing at first to make sure everyone gets something) am I silly to think that? Now I’m nervous I’m going to run out!
Post # 7
I’m getting 725 servings of mini size desserts (3 per person) from Sam’s club for $215. Try there if you wanna save some dough 🙂
Post # 8
@Excited To Bee: Including 7-10 you should be ok.
Post # 9
If I were you, I would ask if they could convert the 2 dozen regular size cupcakes into 2 (or 3) dozen mini cupcakes. They’ll stretch farther that way, since people usually try different things when there’s a buffet.
Post # 10
@Excited To Bee: If everyone only took one item from 1-6 you would only have enough for everyone to try one thing. I think that it would be better to not have as much variety and to have more of only a few items. I think that it all sounds good, but if twelve people make a grab for the fruit tarts (that’s only if someone doesn’t take multiples) then everyone else might be disappointed.
Post # 11
I just want to say that it ALL sounds delicious! And it’s making me want to go bake cookies or something 🙂
Post # 12
- Wedding: June 2014 - Twin Oaks Garden House
have you thought of doing nice cookies as favors?? anything to eat is a great favor in my book 🙂
Post # 13
I wouldn’t do the big cupcakes, instead do all mini. Also, see if they can slice the cake into half slices. Otherwise not many people will get the chance to try it.
If it’s a buffet style thing, personally I’d prefer to have 2-3 small items vs. one big item (slice of cake)
Post # 14
I am doing a Dessert & Candy Bar which includes are actual wedding cake and the total cost was $565 including delivery and set up. It iset up at $3.65 per person for 125 people. It includes
1 German Chocolate Cake
1 Split Lemon Cake
1 Carrot Cake
12 Dozen Chocolate Chip Cookies
12 Dozen Sugar Cookies
and a 2 tier Strawberry Banana Wedding Cake
I also added a Grooms Cake for $65
Additoinally Candy we will be adding, which are our favorites
Carmels, Laffy Taffy, Jordan Almonds and Mixed Candy (Pepermints, straweberry, butterscoth etc.)