Post # 1
I recently came across a post where someone mentioned having the reception catered by a grocery store….this though never occurred to me. Has anyone done this? How did it turn out? What kind of food was it and how much per person? I could see it saving a lot of money. Thanks!!
Post # 3
I’ve never had this type of catering for a wedding, but for bridal shower, birthday, and in between ceremony/reception time parties. The food was good, and it works. Please keep in mind this is not fancy, would work for a casual or backyard wedding.
Post # 4
I actually think it’s a great idea if you have an appetizer reception. My wedding is going to have a little time of fellowship after the ceremony, and we’re having a grocery store do sandwich trays, deli spreads, fruit and veggie trays and cupcakes.
Post # 5
We are going with a grocery store- the big day hasn’t happened yet, but the food they let us taste was pretty tasty. Most of the stuff comes in frozen to the store, but it was high quality enough that you couldn’t automatically tell that it wasn’t made from scratch (though they will be making whatever they can’t order from scratch).The chef we spoke with was super helpful and friendly. I would definately recommnd setting up an appointment with your local grocery store just to see what services they offer and to try their food.
We are getting a pasta bar which includes 2 types of pasta, 3 sauces, meatballs, chicken, veggies, salad, breadsticks, and garlic bread. We will be adding coffee, tea, and a bunch of appetizer platters (olive tray, veggie tray, etc…)
Dirt cheap compared to catering companies (with server cost, will be like $1000 for 85 people)
Very flexible with choices
Generous portions- will make enough food for everyone to try each item
Heavy-duty plasticware included in cost
No bartending services so we will need to contract a bartending company
No clean-up services at end of night (they will serve food and package up leftovers for us though)
Not as “fancy”