(Closed) DIY Reception Dinner

posted 6 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
43 posts

I don’t really have any suggestions but I wanted to BUMP your thread and to say;  good for you!!  This is totally doable and it sounds delicious.   Home cookin’ with love beats generic caterer food any day.


Post # 4
3175 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We originally considered self catering, but we actually ended up finding a cheap caterer, and it was cheaper to have him cater for us since he provided a lot of things we would have had to buy like chaffing dishes, silverware, water pitchers, etc.

I thought this page was a good resource when we did our research, though


Good luck!

Post # 5
786 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I also just want to say BRAVO!!!! I love it!!! 🙂

I am a chef and my executive chef and I are doing our (FI & Me ) wedding. People think its crazy, but if you have the right people helping it will be great!!

For apps you could have pigs n a blanket, skewers of all kinds, fruit & cheese?

Also maybe some good ole potato  salad and cole slaw. 🙂


Good Luck and have fun!!!

Post # 6
8361 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Could you include some salads? If you chose non- mayo based ones it would be better for food safety.

And on that – it would be my major concern with self catering for such a large number of people. Food poisoning can happen extremely easily so I would make sure I had covered my bases and also that I had appropriate insurance incase something does happen.

Sorry part of my job is planning community events and risk management is a big part of that.

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