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wedding reception for 125 at 3:00
Darlene
07/11/12
I wish I would have found your website earlier!
I am planning food for my daughter reception on a tight budget. There will be 125 people and the ceremony is at 2:00 with reception right after. Not sure how much of everything I need.

Fruit
Chicken Salad crossiants
vegtable tray
relish tray
mini pin wheels
mini eclairs
cream puffs
candy table
cheese crackers
caprese salad
lemon water
lemonaide
punch

I also feel like I am missing something. I would love any advise you could give!

ellen
07/11/12
The good news is, people eat less at this time slot than at lunch or dinner. Recipes referred to are on the site

Fruit- one deluxe fruit tray for 100, fruit tray page- lots of strawberries, consider a caramel or chocolate fondue dip (NOT a fountain)

vegetable tray- for 50- not a big seller
relish tray- 1 1/2 classic relish tray, veggie tray page
caprese salad- 1 pound tomatoes per 8

Chicken Salad croissants- allow 2 mini croissants per person, use reception level chicken salad from the sandwich planning page.
Add either egg salad or a cheese spread/ pimento cheese for the non meat eaters- about 3/4 gallon
mini pin wheels-2 per person
cheese crackers- 1 pound cheese per 8, 1 pound crackers per 10

mini eclairs
cream puffs
candy table- this is expensive. Unless the bride is attached, go for a dessert buffet, see the dessert planning page for help on amounts.

lemon water- 6 gallons
lemonade- 6 gallons
punch- 6 gallons

Have either 3 gallons unsweetened ice tea, or dessert level coffee, see the beverage planning page

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