How Many and for How Long?
Canapés will most likely be the first thing your guests will have eaten since leaving home. All the more reason to make it delicately delicious and just enough to leave them excited for the main banquet to shortly follow.
On the basis that your drinks reception is around the standard mark of an hour and a half, a good rule of thumb here at Bijou is 3 – 5 canapés per person. We feel that this is a great amount to whet your guest’s appetite and get them anticipating what tasty delights are to follow.
An hour and a half may feel like a long time when planning your post-ceremony reception, however, when surrounded by close family and friends you will find that this portion of your day will go by in a flash. Remember, there’s only two of you and as much as you’d love to spend every minute mingling with your guests, your drinks reception is also the time where you will get whisked away by your photographer for your first pictures as a newlywed couple.