My wedding is in a few weeks (less than 3) and we were wondering how many people should we tell the caterer since we think we will have too much food. We are doing a heavy appetizer wedding (I personally hate plated meals and love the various options) that will be open for 3 hours of the reception.
This is all that we are having. We have 142 people and 4 kids. I am not counting my grandparents because they refuse to eat anything but ice cream (seriously this is what they told me)...
All are 3 (what the caterer says is generous amounts) pieces each:
Pulled pork sliders (with BBQ sauce on the side)
Mini Chicken Kabobs
Hot stuffed banana peppers
grilled vegetables (v)
stuffed mushrooms (half v, other half crab)
Our friends of friends are chefs at a nice restaurant and are making us tacos (our favorite food and originally we were just going to have this but I thought it would be too stressful for them and not enough)
there are 3 tacos per person (the choices are: I told them we have 6 vegetarians)
They are also having nachos and homemade salsa, tostadas, and I guess soup, all for 6 dollars per person (yay chef friends). I think they might have rice and beans I need to double check
For dessert, we are having a dessert station
cheesecake (6 kinds)
pies (4 kinds)
cookies (6 kinds)
Brusters Ice cream is coming for 2 hours
So most people that know this think it's a ton of food. I was originally worried it was not enough. We were thinking of potentially going -10 under for the heavy appetizer caterer if we have so many options. Right now that gives us 21 heavy appetizers per person, 3 tacos (he said maybe 4), and all the other desserts, etc.
Would telling her -10 of our actual number be okay (She also said do not count kids, they don't eat enough for anything, well minus ice cream). We also have my grandparents, one person who can't eat anything but broth due to surgery. We are packing up all the leftovers (minus the desserts, everyone is taking them home) and putting it in our freezers.
Thanks! T-minus 3 weeks and I am so stressed.