Anyone else cater their own wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Food
  • poll: Which do you think is the better choice?
    more money/less stress : (6 votes)
    55 %
    less money/more stress : (5 votes)
    45 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    6510 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Do you work full time? Would you be able to take off before the wedding? I didn’t cater my own but I can’t imagine adding anything else to my to do list. I was already stressed out enough with everything else that was going on. Also, who would set up the food on the day of?

    Post # 4
    Member
    1259 posts
    Bumble bee

    You definitely can do it for cheaper than that on your own. But if you choose to, enlist help! Sisters, cousins, family friends, whatever. You guys could do a Costco trip (they sell premade cold cut, veggie and fruit platters there) but if you wanted to put them on nicer dishes you could. 

    I would double check if the plates etc are plastic or china, if that is important to you. Because to rent china isn’t ridiculously expensive, but it is an extra expense. 

    I would make sure to hire a couple college kids or enlist one or two people to replenish the foods as you run low, clean up any spills, etc. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    729 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    While normally I would say that this is nowhere near worth the stress, since none of your food involves actual cooking but only prep and plating (and some of it I guess you could just buy at any grocery store anyway prepped ahead of time, like the veggies and cheeses) then why not. I would just have someone else in your family do all the work on the day of of setting up because you’re the bride and that should NOT be your duty.

    Leave a comment


    Sent weekly. You may unsubscribe at any time.

    Find Amazing Vendors