(Closed) Would you be happy enough with the amount of food for this reception?

posted 5 years ago in Food
  • poll: What do you think about our food choices?
    Sounds great! : (62 votes)
    93 %
    I would change something- please tell me what to change : (5 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    371 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Were having a similar timeline and having not even close to this amount of food lol…i think it’s tons!  I originally was going to have more but our caterer pointed out that, even though people eat lots at weddings, they don’t eat THAT much ๐Ÿ™‚


    That being said I know a lot of people love to have lots of food!  So I’d say if you can afford it..go for it!  I wish i was eating at your wedding lol

    Post # 5
    4495 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    No question, I think its more than enough

    Post # 6
    3885 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I think the quantity is fine but the menu is really disjointed. I’d try to fine tune it so it has more of an apparent theme.  It’s really all over the place— Indian, Italian, Chinese– perhaps keep going for the international theme with more upscale sides?  I’d also see what alternatives they have for the calamari; it doesn’t sit well and I can’t imagine it being all that great after 20 minutes on a buffet table.

    Post # 7
    3424 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013


    @sunshinewish15:  Plenty of food! I always think it’s better to more than let not enough:) What is pavlova? 

    Post # 8
    1848 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    more than enough!

    Post # 10
    2951 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 1998

    Definitely enough food:)

    Post # 11
    4436 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Wow that’s a lot of food! I like the variety- there will be something for everyone:)

    Post # 12
    259 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @sunshinewish15:  To help it look more cohesive and help with guest flow, would you consider having food stations? So you could pair the Indian foods together, the Italian together, etc?

    I think it is enough food though.

    Post # 13
    2555 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    your post made me hungry! totally great

    Post # 14
    5886 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I would serve the cake a little earlier, many people will want to leave. Also let people know the timeline. I know at my cousins wedding we were just wandering around for hours waiting for the dessert. We had no idea when thing were suppose to be brought out.

    Post # 15
    2858 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Nom! That’s plenty of food.

    Also, $38 seems like a pretty good deal for all that, knowing Australian prices. 

    Post # 16
    9954 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Sounds wonderful !!

    I would say you could do away with the food at 9:30 PM as there isn’t a lot of time between then and Dinner… and I think folks will be full up from Dinner still.

    Hate to see all those yummy desserts go to waste… which they will

    Here in Canada… many Wedding end at 5 or 6, are followed by a cocktail hour… and then a full sit down dinner, Cake & Champagne (toasts & speaches).

    Then from say 8 or 9 to midnight we get our groove on with dancing & drinking

    Then around Midnight there might be a Dessert Buffet or some sort of “light eats” served.  And the die-hard partiers carry on to 1, 2 or 3 AM.

    The gap of 3 or 4 hours make the Midnight Eats popular / workable.

    In your case with such a short gap, I have a feeling folks will smile at the spread, take photos, and if you are lucky have one bite or two (to appear grateful / curteous) but in the end it is all gonna just sit there.

    Hope this helps,

    PS… I go to a lot of Weddings, and Events where there are these sorts of eats… Cocktail Hour, Dinner & Dessert.  And I can tell you that I’m always stuffed at the Dinner fare… even eating Dessert (which looks awesome so I do it)… can be a HUGE effort.


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