Post # 1
Hi ladies! We’ve just begun the process of finding venues/caterers. My FI and I are financing 95% of our wedding ourselves, which means we are operating with a pretty tight budget. Thus far, I am somewhat discouraged at how much catering is. I knew it wouldn’t be cheap but where we live, it’s difficult to find anything under $75/head. And of course that does not include alcohol. What is your catering budget/find per head?
Post # 3
We are paying $40 per person and able to bring our own alcohol into the venue. we just have to buy a $100 liquor license & $25 a hour for a bartender
Post # 4
It’s different for different areas. Mine is $89.95 per person including alcohol!
Post # 5
As a matter of fact we will be serving lobster tail (and fillet mignon) for about $50 a head not including the tray passed hors d’oevres at cocktail hour or alcohol. We are having the ceremony and reception at one big restaurant that only does dinners so we have the place to ourselves for our lunch time wedding. I also have the good fortune of having a father that has waited 41 years for his little girl to get married so we have a bit of a budget to play with.
Post # 6
@animated_librarian: Wow! That’s fantastic!! I joked about the lobster tails because that’s what I would HOPE to get for the prices we’ve been finding. But, no, $75 gets you chicken and salad. =( You’re so fortunate to have such a wonderful deal!
Post # 7
Not even close, and our venue usually charges $165 pp. It’s regional. For $75 I would be elated.
Post # 8
Where are you getting married?
Post # 9
all i can say is that after reading the title of your post, i really want lobster now. lol
Post # 10
Ours was $175pp. That included cocktail hour with unlimited drinks and 4 appetizers, three couse dinner (salad, chicken, dessert) , about 1/2 bottle of wine per person served with dinner, and champagne toast. To upgrade to a good quality steak instead of the chicken would’ve been an extra $25 pp.