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For a mid-afternoon wedding reception, we'd like to serve cheese/crackers, fruit, and shrimp/cocktail sauce, and wedding cake. We will have coffee and lemonade. We are thinking of buying large ready-made platters. Please give me an estimate of the quantities needed for 300 people. All suggestions are welcome. Thank you.

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Serve iced tea too.  Lemonade tastes awful with cake and tea is dirt cheap to make. Get your cake at Wal-mart as you can get 2 three tier cakes for about $250 for a his and her cake and the cakes at WM are very good--you could have 1 chocolate and 1 vanilla.
Figure 4-6 shrimp per person, 6 oz of fruit per person, 2-3 oz of cheese and 8-10 crackers per person.
16 oz of non-alcoholic beverages per person (use small cups)and 1 slice of cake pp.

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I am a wedding and party planner in St. Louis, Missouri and I do weddings and parties all over the country! My brides are my number one priority as I understand how important their wedding day is to them! Any questions about catering and cooking for large groups. This would include recipes, cooking techniques, what to serve, how to prevent food poisoning, food storage and food integrity. I have thousands of recipes that are scaled for large groups and gatherings and will be happy to share them! If you are in need of professional assistance for helping you to plan your wedding, party or corporate event, please feel free to contact me! I do a limited amount of weddings and parties every year in order to make sure that I have the best service for my clientele. Feel free to visit my business website at this address: WWW.EXQUISITEEVENTSUSA.COM for detailed information on what services I offer. I have price point weddings for every budget--no matter what size and I am very specific about what you get for your hard-earned money.

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