While we had our family portraits, the cupcakes were getting their pictures taken too.
I made a little sign (you'll see in the photos below) with which decorations corresponded with which flavors. Luckily our guests used the sign (yes!), and now I have a memento of which flavors we served: red velvet, vanilla, peanut butter chocolate, black and white, and coconut.
The big hit? Red velvet. By far. They were gone the fastest, while peanut butter chocolate lagged behind. I was also surprised at how fast the coconut cupcakes went!
We ordered around 210 for 140 guests, and we had about 65 (!) leftover. Our guests were so full from dinner that many shared or only had one cupcake, despite the consistent ogling throughout the night. (There was actually someone from the catering company guarding the cupcakes so that no one would eat one before the "cutting"!)
I also want to give a shout-out to Sprinkles in Newport Beach. They were super nice when I asked about the order in person, made it really easy over the phone and suggested the decorations, and called the day before the wedding to confirm the pick-up and how I would like them to be packaged. To top it off, everyone loved the cupcakes. (I think. At least I loved the cupcakes, but that's a given.) Three cheers for Sprinkles!
Psssst: For anyone in San Diego, Sprinkles will be opening in La Jolla this Fall!! Eeep!