Post # 1
Hey Bees, just wondering if anyone has any tips on how diy food for the reception. We are having around 150 people and are just on a tight budget and catering is just too expensive for us right now. We are planning on doing a pig roast, red potatoes, veggies, bbq chicken. We are having other people that volunteered, take care of the food (family friends). I’m just worried this is too simple. I know it’s not what people expect to have at a wedding but ours is a Barn so we thought it would be ok. Would you be upset if you came and that is what we had for dinner? Also any suggestions on ‘cocktail hour’? What could we make for hor derves? Also what are the neccesities for drinks? Our familys are laid back and just like to have a good time so I hope this will all be ok. Any suggestions & thoughts will be appreciated! thanks!
Post # 3
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
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
Post # 5
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
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.