(Closed) Would this be too much food?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
8735 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@lismo:  I think that sounds just about right.

If the drinks are flowing at cocktail hour, you want to make sure food is there too so people don’t overdo it on the booze.

Your dinner sounds great as well as long as you have a plan for any vegetarians who might need a vegetarian entree.

Post # 4
505 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

It doesn’t sound too much at all.  

Post # 5
13901 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

No, I definitely don’t think it’s too much food.  Plus, I’ve never heard anyone go to a wedding and complain of too much food… too little, there will be complaints! I definitely would not cut food frm the cocktail hour.

The only thing I would suggest is adding wine to your cocktail hour.  I’m usually done with champagne after one glass, and I much prefer wine over beer. 

Post # 6
73 posts
Worker bee

I would get rid of the chicken and beef at cocktail hour because you have both chicken and beef at suppertime. I would choose shrimp and a veggie type of hors d’oeuvres.

Post # 8
7899 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

No, it doesn’t. Usually, there are 4-8 hors d’oeuvres with 2 pieces of each per guest, a salad, and entree with sides, and either an appetizer or dessert, and that’s what you have. Just remember that people aren’t sitting down to eat this in one go, so even though that would be too much food for an hour long dinner at a restaurant, it is not too much food for the 3-5 hours of the evening that the food will be served during. PS, unless you have a small wedding, the meal will take longer than an hour to serve and eat.

Post # 9
8735 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

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@WritingBee:  I do agree with that. Since chicken or beef are your options for dinner, it might be nice to have a fish or shrimp option at cocktail hour as well as something a little different. Maybe lamb sliders? Or bacon wrapped dates?

Post # 11
2239 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

It doesn’t sound like a lot of food to me.  I would try and mix things up though — you have chicken and beef at cocktail hour and then again for dinnertime.  Add some seafood if it’s in the budget or some fruits/veggies as another option (not everyone loves mushrooms).


Post # 12
8735 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

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@lismo:  How are you going to limit drinks? Or are you just hoping people only drink 2?

To give you an idea, here is the food we had at our wedding. We did have some left overs, but not a ton.


Stationary apple and local cheese table

Everything wrapped in bacon station (bacon wrapped dates, bacon bruschetta, bacon wrapped scallops, bacon wrapped lamb)

Then 5 passed options:

Mini lobster tostadas

Crab and jarlesberg puffs

Mushroom risotto balls

Corn fritters

Thinly sliced bresaola wrapped around micro greens and parmesan


Dinner was:

Plated salad w/ pear, gorgonzola and candied walnuts

Buffet options:

Halibut with green sorrel sauce

Beef tenderloin with italian salsa verde

Roasted Vegetables

Kale, spinach and other greens with garlic

Potato & Leek with Tallegio cheese casserole



Wedding cake

then later in the night mini ice-custard sandwiches w/ chocolate sauce and berries


We probably over did it a litt,e but everyone LOVED the food and we got to take the leftovers home.

Post # 14
5920 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I think it sounds about perfect!


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@KatNYC2011:  I still get excited when I remember you had a bacon bar, LOL!

Post # 15
273 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

NEVER too much food.

Food zombie outburst over! In all seriousness, that sounds like the perfect menu size.

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