Provide enough food, but don’t overdo it.
You definitely don’t want people to stand around with an empty plate, but plan wisely. We ended up adding a cocktail hour to our reception. Between food ordered by my family and my fiancé’s, there was quite a bit being eaten before the reception really got going. By the time people ate dinner and went to our dessert table, they were stuffed. The results? Seven coolers (Nigerians for you) full of food that wasn’t eaten and plenty of cupcakes left behind. Plan smarter.