Ordering Extra

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How many extra plates and glasses should I order for my wedding?

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Ordering extra plates for a wedding can depend on a few factors. One common rule of thumb is to order 10% extra plates beyond the number of RSVP’s. This accounts for unexpected guests, last-minute changes, or any accidents that might occur during the event.

Additionally, consider the type of event you’re having and any potential factors that might increase the need for extra plates, such as a buffet-style meal where guests may go back for seconds. It’s always better to have a few extra plates than to run out during the event. If you have a question about how many plates you should be ordering, your caterer will be able to help you with that!


As a general guideline, you can estimate around 2-3 glasses per person for the entire event. This accounts for guests switching between different types of drinks, having a backup glass, and accounting for breakage. So, if you have 100 guests, you might consider ordering 200-300 glasses.

It’s also a good idea to discuss your specific needs and preferences with your bartender, as they may have experience with similar events and can provide tailored recommendations.