(Closed) DIY Pasta Bar Reception

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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5479 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

So, are you just having family & the wedding party at the wedding too?  Or is this one of those tiered reception things where some people are good enough to have dinner and others aren’t?  Sorry, I can’t really even tell what your questions is because I’m confused by how things will flow…

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Can I come? I love pasta!

Is there someone that you could ask to make sure it all gets set up properly? What about your family friend? Or a close friend that wouldn’t mind doing it?

Post # 5
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3943 posts
Honey bee

So youre having two weddings?

I would probably ask a trusted friend, or just pay someone to be there to warm up the food and set it out.

Post # 6
Hostess
8580 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Do you have anyone that you could pay for the day to help out? Maybe a co worker or a friend who isn’t going? Or even a sibling? You could even look for day-of help in the newspaper or craigslist.

We will be our own reception dinner [sort of], The salads, entrees & sides will be brought in & dropped off, but we’re on our own for the rest.

We are going to hire a co-worker of mine for about $300 for the day of. He’ll help put up/take down the ceremony space, put up/take down the reception space, help with food, cover & put away food after dinner, and take down/clean up at the end of the night.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@meganelizabeth17:  Aha, thanks for explaining.  I have heard that since most churches are public places that members of the congregation will often show up, but without the expectation that they will be invited to the formal reception.  Thanks for clarifying 🙂  I agree with PP suggestions then that you should hire someone to help out so you don’t have to stress out on your wedding day!

Post # 9
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772 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Why not skip a meal and all the hassle that comes with it and just do your dessert reception? You can have it from 1-4pm and it will be obvious that there won’t be a meal.  

This is what we did, and it worked great. We really didn’t want the hassle of cooking and heating and keeping food warm.

You can also hire catering staff to simply serve the food or dessert. We did this and it made things so much easier.

Good luck! 

Post # 10
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772 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Why not skip a meal and all the hassle that comes with it and just do your dessert reception? You can have it from 1-4pm and it will be obvious that there won’t be a meal.  

This is what we did, and it worked great. We really didn’t want the hassle of cooking and heating and keeping food warm.

You can also hire catering staff to simply serve the food or dessert. We did this and it made things so much easier.

Good luck! 

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