(Closed) Too much food? Is there such a thing?

posted 6 years ago in Food
  • poll: Too much food? Is adding more food to meet our minimum a bad idea?
    Yes. Adding more food is a bad idea. You already have too much! : (9 votes)
    18 %
    Nope! There is no such thing as too much food! : (37 votes)
    76 %
    Other - I'll post my idea below! : (3 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    3697 posts
    Sugar bee

    Can you get them to include the cake in your food costs, or do you already have it from a separate vendor? That might take you a long way toward making the minimum.

    Do you already have a vegetarian entree in the mix? Maybe you could add that … or add some extra vegetable sides in addition to whatever side dishes you already have.

    Will you be able to use/donate excess food, or will it all go to waste if it doesn’t get eaten at the event?

    Post # 4
    4194 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    Are the appetizers stationary or passed? Passed apps can bump up the price. Is your meal buffet or plated (wasn’t sure if dessert was buffet or entire meal)? If buffet, yes, you could add another side or two-choices are always good. If plated, I think two sides is sufficient.

    Post # 6
    1459 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    We had extra food, but we made sure it was food that could save if necessary, though I’m not sure if that’s an option for you. I got back from my honeymoon and my family had eaten all that leftover teriyaki though!

    Post # 7
    2781 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Your guests will want to try a bit of everything, and you don’t want them to be so full that they don’t want to do anything but go home and sleep. Also thats alot of food to waste.

    Post # 10
    2183 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

    Are you doing a cocktail hour? That would help increase the amount.

    Also, what about adding something at the end of the night? Maybe a make your own ice cream sundae station? That way consumption can be spread throughout the reception.

    ETA: Sorry, just read it’s in the afternoon. Still… a sundae bar could be fun!

    Post # 11
    77 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Can you add a signature non-alcoholic drink?  

    Post # 12
    2116 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I like food a little too much.


    I’d add a 3rd entree option. And more dessert. LOL

    Post # 13
    11752 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Can you upgrade to premium bar ?  Thats what my sister did for her wedding – and added a sushi station!  It was a good way to meet the minimum without being wasteful.  Sorry just read you didn’t want liquor, so I guess premium bar is out!  I’d say check into the passed apps!

    Post # 14
    262 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    How about a third entree choice? Would that bump the price a little? Or something that you would normally consider a splruge like a special appetizer buffet station in addition to passed?

    Post # 15
    236 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I would add another appetizer. 

    Post # 16
    7904 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I’d add hors d’ouevres.

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