Few things are as anticipated and can be as disappointing as the appetizers that happen after the wedding. So what's the secret of great appetizers? Actually, it's pretty straight forward.
If you're having a full dinner before the wedding, it's standard for three appetizers per person. However, you may have to do some extra math if there are a significant amount of guests with dietary preferences such as vegetarians, vegans, and people with food allergies. If you're having a cocktail reception, the number is between ten and twelve.
Type of Appetizer
It is always advisable to have at least three different types of appetizers. They should be easy to eat. Nothing ruins a guest's evening like a dumpling that explodes piping hot sauce all over her new dress or the clothes of the people standing close to her.
Although hot appetizers are great, to cover any delays, foods that taste great at room temperature are sure winners. However, there is the notable exception of weddings that are either in very warm or cool weather. Then cool gazpacho soup or hot mugs of cider are very welcome.
Just like appetizers, you should have a range of appropriate alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. To prevent unnecessarily long lines, have at least one bartender for every eighty guests. Never set up a bar near an exit, because the line may block the door, and have a separate line for water.
Posted by Anna K.