(Closed) Where to Order Benchers?

posted 7 years ago in Jewish
Post # 4
3 posts
  • Wedding: April 2014

Hi, I know this post is a couple years old so I don’t know if either of you will see this, but I am curious for you or others who had benchers at their weddings: how many did you order, how many total guests did you have, and how many were you left with at the end of the night?

I am planning a Conservative Jewish wedding with 200-250 guests from across the denomination spectrum. It seems that at most weddings I attend that have benchers, a ton are leftover. I’d love a way to estimate so that we have plenty for everyone who wants, regardless of their background, but also don’t end the night with 150 extras!

For whatever it is worth to anyone, I am planning to order the Anim Zemirot bencher: http://www.animzemirot.com/about.html.

Post # 5
132 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

We had roughly the same amount of guests and had 4 on each table for tables of ten. I didn’t want a huge pile at the end of the night but some people took some from other tables that weren’t participating. 

Post # 6
145 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We had a conservative Jewish wedding and decided against getting Benchers since anyone who was going to bench would most likely have their own with them. 

Post # 6
63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We had about 88 guests and I think we ordered maybe 50 benchers? Some of our guests weren’t Jewish and didn’t take them home. We ended up with about 10 left over, some of which we gave to family (they are very pretty and customized, nice souvenirs), and some of which we keep in our home for when we have religious guests.

It depends on your crowd whether you think people will ‘bring their own.’ In our neighborhood most weddings provide them, so generally people don’t bring one along. 

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