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Newbie September 2019 Ontario

Did you count every guest in the late night stack stations?

Bryan, on September 9, 2018 at 23:41 Posted in Plan a wedding 0 7
Currently trying to book a venue and menu for the reception. One aspect we would like to include is late night tables(seafood, pulled pork, dessert, etc.). For those who opted into these options, were you charged for 100% of guest list or a portion of it? Around what percentage if applicable.


Latest activity by Stephanie, on September 16, 2018 at 02:40
  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
    Stephanie ·
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    I had asked the catering manager at our venue what their recommendation was for the number for the late night snack. He said 50%. So we did. We had probably 75% of guests still there when the snack came out and there was enough food for everyone!

    I would recommend ordering snack for no less than 50% but no more than 75%.

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  • Brittany
    British Columbia
    Brittany ·
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    I believe people say to only have food for about 50-75% of the total guest count... Many older guests will leave once the cake has been cut and the dancing starts. Also some guests getting home to kids/babysitters etc...

    You should be able to select how many guests to serve a late night snack for... either per guest or per dozen items.

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  • T
    Beginner June 2019 Ontario
    Taylor ·
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    We were told to round to about half of the total guest count (50 people). I think late night stacks is a great idea if its affordable! however, not many people are hungry after 4 courses... just want to drink! Good luck!

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  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
    Vinod ·
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    Late night service was included in the cost and accounted for every person. 3 out of 4 options were taken into account rather than having more food. Sandwiches, fruits and veggies instead of more dessert being served.

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  • Peggy
    Super May 2019 Alberta
    Peggy ·
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    Every caterer we spoke with said to plan for 50-60% of your guests, maximum, to stay for late lunch and eat.

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  • Clarissa
    Expert October 2018 Saskatchewan
    Clarissa ·
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    We are giving them a smaller estimate for a head count for the late lunch. The venue is aware not everyone will stick around that late or want to eat something so we will have 160 for dinner and probably do around 110-120 for the late lunch
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  • Stephanie
    VIP May 2019 Ontario
    Stephanie ·
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    Some venues for us offered to do the late night station at an extra cost per person ( so we could order for 100 even tho 200 were attending) but they always suggested to avoid under serving. Late night stations are popular and if you order for your full amount of guests they ensure you dont run out. If you only order for a percent of guests theres no guarante
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