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posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Finger foods, yes. Full meal, no.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

That’s a little over 2.00 per person, this just isn’t feasible- even with finger foods if you want to feed everyone. If it were me, I’d pull money from other portions of the wedding (photography, attire, decor, etc..) or do something very small with immediate family.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think it would be very difficult.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

what about if you do a dessert reception? you could bake a bunch of brownies and other homemade goodies easily and cheaply

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

@Mrs.Vowrenewal: I guess your next option would be to cut the guest list. 140 people is a pretty big wedding. Sometimes it’s better if you scale it down-  I guess what I’m saying is if you don’t have the money to accomodate 140 guests, you shouldn’t invite that many people.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I don’t know if you’re looking for suggestions (I know your original post was just a question, not seeking out suggestions).  So please disregard this if it’s not what you’re seeking out…

Are there any guests attending your wedding that you’re especially close to (family, friends, etc), who would possibly be able to provide food in lieu of wedding presents?  If they were to do that, maybe that could help suppliment some of of the food that you would otherwise purchase, and you’d be able to work within your budget.  

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

@maureen9004: Agreed.

You can do a coffee and dessert reception, or cake and punch. Finger foods might be possible but everyone would only get like 2 or 3 pieces of food. A full buffet seems impossible.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

@Mrs.Vowrenewal: Since you’re unwilling to cut your guest list, I guess your best bet would be to do coffee and cake.

What does your budget look like right now? I feel like there’s something to be done make this work.

Post # 14
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Busy bee

It is definitely just not feasible. I think we did heavy apps for a housewarming recently and it was around 50 people and still spent around $300.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Mrs.Vowrenewal: if you have to have it catered, then how can you go the costco route anyways?

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

no, not possible. our buffet for $70 ppl was $1000 (including wedding cake)

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