How many horderves p/p ?

How many horderves per person?


How many different choices?


For a heavy horderve reception- 50 to 60 people.  I am thinking that a variety of 6 or 7 different horderves and among them, 3 servings of each p/p. this comes out to about 1100 horderves, or 20 for each person.


Plus some humus, cheese tray and fruit. 


 


Would that be enough?  Too much?

Posted on January 5, 2010 at 1:29 am
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I would say it's a bit light. Not everyone is going to like all the hor d'oevres being served so just b/c it's 3 per person doesn't mean ppl are going to eat 3 of each option.


Also, I would make sure you order more heavily on the known popular ones so that they don't go too quickly...

Posted on January 5, 2010 at 1:34 am
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sure, the "3 p/p" is an average oveall. 


This will be an 8pm reception, so they will not be expecting or needing dinner or to fill up.

Posted on January 5, 2010 at 1:35 am
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I think 3 per person per choice sounds pretty good (depending on the size).  Most of the hors d'oeuvres receptions I've been to seem like they have at least that many choices, sometimes more.  It also depends on how long your reception is...if people are drinking and dancing for a few hours, then they are going to need more, kwim?

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perhaps 5 of each (again an average, some less some more) which would be 32 or 33 servings p/p....wow, that sounds like a lot for horderves.


and we are serving a late night snack of mini cheeseburgers, and fries.


 

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Well, it sounds like you think you have enough so I wouldn't worry about it then.
Posted on January 5, 2010 at 1:40 am
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I have a buffet with 9 different choices. It's not per piece...they just continually replensish it until it looks like people are done eating...

Posted on January 5, 2010 at 1:41 am
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i think it sounds like enough since you are having the late night snack.  IMO, it is better to have too much than too little.

Posted on January 5, 2010 at 1:42 am
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I think that sounds like plenty. 20 pieces per person plus hummus, cheese tray, and fruit plus mini cheeseburgers and fries plus cake (I'm assuming) sounds like more than enough to me. I think it will balance out nicely because you will probably have some girls who will eat much less than that and some guys who will eat much more.

Posted on January 5, 2010 at 1:50 am
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katierose- that sounds easypeasy!  i would love that route.  but the caterer we're using needs #'s....and my fiance would freak out not knowing how much this will cost until afterward, kwim.


midnytblue- I know!  I'd rather have too much...but we're also on a tight budget.  *sigh*  this is tough man!


 


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it IS tough.  don't worry.  it will come together! :)

Posted on January 5, 2010 at 1:51 am
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I just thought about how many people will yum up 10 in the first 30 minutes, kwim.  So...maybe 20 isn't quite enough...I'd rather have left over afterall...rather then not quite enough.


So- thinking now 25 (that extra 5 could make the diff) each.  Spacing them out at different stations to avoid a "buffet line" and spacing them out around the area may encourage mingling.


 


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Are there some items that are more expensive and some that are less expensive?  If so, maybe go heavy on the less expensive and lighter on the more expensive.

Posted on January 5, 2010 at 2:41 am
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good advice Laura!


Posted on January 5, 2010 at 2:45 am
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Agree with 3 p/p. That's what we're going to do. 

Posted on January 5, 2010 at 3:38 am
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3 pieces per person is not going to be enough, especially if you plan to serve it instead of dinner. Pre-dinner cocktail hours suggest 3-4 pieces per person so that they aren't so stuffed they don't have room for anything later. A plated meal is actually the equivalent of 6-8 pieces per person of heavy appetizers. For a heavy appetizer reception, especially during the dinner hour, you need no less than 15-20 pieces per person, according to most caterers.

Posted on January 5, 2010 at 7:13 am
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what time is your ceremony/reception at?

Posted on January 5, 2010 at 7:15 am
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For my niece's wedding the venue suggested 6 "bites" per person which is basically six hourdurves per person (regardless of bites, LOL).


We will also have six different offerings.


Hope this helps.

Posted on January 5, 2010 at 8:08 am
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3pp

Posted on January 5, 2010 at 8:08 am

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