Sunday, March 16, 2014

Wedding Planning Tip: Cocktail Hour Hors d’oeuvres

Do not skip hors d’oeuvres at your cocktail hour. There’s nothing worse than guests drinking for one or two hours with not enough food to eat.

Not sure whether to serve stationery hors d’oeuvres or passed hors d’oeuvres? As a rule of thumb, especially in a more casual atmospheres, stationery hors d’oeuvres are ok as long as there is enough to go around, and you set it up in a way where your guests don’t have to “stand in line” to grab a couple of appetizers (i.e., multiple stations or at least long double-sided tables). 

Always make sure your hors d’oeuvres are displayed in an attractive manner and not just thrown on a tray and haphazardly placed on a table. If you can, go ahead and splurge on passed hors d’oeuvres during the cocktail hour— they make a great first impression!