(Closed) Too much food? (long, sorry!)

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Honey bee

Simply put, yes. I would never touch dinner after the stations and apps etc.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

Whoa, that is a lot of food! I agree with you that I’d be full just after cocktail hour. I’d be concerned you’d have a lot of food left over (unless you have a HUGE guest list?) – is it possible to cut down on the food?

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2012

There is no such thing as too much food. But I’m very gluttonous so I may be biased. 
Maybe your guests would really enjoy the variety. I know I would.  If you have a lot of left overs maybe you can donate them?
Your post made me hungry, I’m off to eat. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee

@sehrler:  I like the idea of re-gifting the leftovers if that’s possible. Since you’re paying for the food, you should be able to take anything that isn’t eaten – as long as re-heating it won’t be a problem. Maybe the caterers have come across this in the past? They might be able to suggest something. At least you know your guests won’t go hungry!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

It’s a lot of food, but it’s also a lot of variety; people will pick and choose.  If it’s included in your package, try not to worry about it and enjoy 🙂

Post # 9
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Honey bee

@sehrler:  You can try, but most places (pantries) will not take open containers of food or prepared foods.

I would cut down on the options.

4 apps, 

1 station

or no apps and 2-3 stations

and a veggie and cheese tray

Then dinner. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee

This is your standard wedding reception package where I’m from, so I think it looks pretty normal lol.  

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

i think a lot of venues don’t allow you to take the food (or donate it) because it’s a liability issue.  btw, when i read the title of your post, i was thinking “there is no such thing as too much food”.  now, i definitely think it’s too much, and i really wish i was invited to your wedding!  i guess one question is how much each of these items will there be?  Like if there are 8 appetizers during cocktail hour, does that mean that each guest can have one piece of each?  or two pieces of each?  or are there enough total for the guests to have 3 pieces, and they can just pick which ones they like?  if it’s the first one, holy cow that’s too much.  if it’s the last one, then your tons of variety is awesome, and it will probably be okay.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

In my opinion this is way too much food. I basically wouldn’t touch anything after cocktail hour. Can you do away with the seafood? I know you love it but since that is an add-on, maybe you can get it taken off the bill. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I agree that it’s way too mch food.

After the cocktail hour, I wouldn’t eat any dinner.

 

How about having a cocktail reception?

You serve all the different Horderves but not have a complete sit down dinner. I think most people will be full just with all the appetizers you are serving and won’t need a full dinner.

I love the seafood boat.

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