(Closed) Will Guest Go Away Hungry

posted 10 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Will this be enought to eat or Do we need bigger portions on Meat?
    No this is fine. And 8 oz. of Meat is normal sizes given at receptions : (46 votes)
    92 %
    Yes seems small. May want to increase portions which means increasing our price! : (4 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    1293 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

    If I was a meat eater, I’d find this just fine.  Sometimes people who made mediocre food try to make up for it in quantity.  I don’t need food to be falling off the plate…but I imagine some people prefer quantity over quality.  Maybe poll your family a bit?

    Post # 4
    1180 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 1993

    I don’t eat meat, but that seems reasonable? Are you having a formal starter or is it just canapes? Would it be cheaper to add a soup/salad course instead of more meat?

    Post # 5
    922 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I think those quantities seems perfectly fine (and yummy).

    Post # 6
    77 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Plated dinners at weddings aren’t very common where I’m from (usually we have buffet- or family-style), but this seeems reasonable for a plated dinner. Most people don’t expect to eat until they feel sick at a wedding anyway, and to me the amount of meat on the plate would be plenty if I were a guest at a wedding!

    Post # 7
    1523 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    A serving of meat is about 3 oz.  You are serving your guests more than twice that amount!  You’re serving them plenty.

    Post # 8
    1316 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    You’re giving them half a pound of meat, if they go home hungry, that’s their problem! You have what sounds to be a lovely selection of food and the quantity you have listed sounds perfect.

    Post # 9
    471 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Anyone who is not a vegetarian/vegan will have plenty to eat at that meal. Appetizers, 2 veggies, a starch and 2 meats… that’s balanced and more than sufficient.

    If you have veg friends, I’d suggest offering a non-meat entree option for them. Pasta, maybe?

    Post # 10
    1311 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    8 oz! Wow, that seems like MORE than enough, especially since your appetizers at cocktail hour seem really nice, and they are getting veggies and potatoes. Plus, guests don’t want to be totally stuffed; they want to dance and mingle!

    I’d say you’re probably going to have a decent amount of plates with food still on them at the end of the night, honestly. 3 oz of beef is the perfect serving, but 5 oz of chicken? Wow, I would probably cut it down to 3 if I could.

    Post # 11
    696 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    When I go tot a restaurant I usually order an 8 oz steak and always have leftovers! I think you will be perfectly fine

    Post # 12
    6584 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Totally fine. 

    Post # 13
    2523 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think it depends on the portions of everything. I went to one wedding where had steak medallions but also just two tiny potatoes and a handful of string beans. The presentation was pretty but everyone was left hungry. So I think you also should consider he portion of sides that guests will receive.

    Post # 14
    2670 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 1999

    @kerensa:  Completely agree with the side portions.

    OP: I do think your guests will have enough to eat. Between the cocktail hour and meal they definately won’t starve.

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