Post # 1
So when I began planning my wedding I was going to have a simple pot luck reception. Since then a generous reletive has offered to help pay for a caterer. I cant believe how much it cost on average its like $15 a person. Well anyways I think I found an affordable solution. I found a catering company that would do a carving station with turkey and roast as wells as a baked potatoe bar with all the fixings. Also the plus side of catering is they do all there set up and clean up. I wouldnt have to hastle with it and I could leave for my wedding night and enjoy it 😉 without worry about others having to clean.
My question is as a guest would that be something you would enjoy? Do you think its nice enough for a wedding? As a bride is that something you would do for your own?
Post # 3
I think that sounds lovely! As a guest I would much rather enjoy a carving station and potato bar then pot luck any day! As a bride I’m more of a sit down and bring me plate of food kinda gal but, if my budget wouldn’t allow it I would probably be doing something similar as you! It was very nice of your family member to help you guys out.
Post # 4
It was very generous of your relative to offer to pay for a caterer!! A carving station and a potato bar will serve well as the main entree options so that rest of your guests can just focus on providing side dishes, desserts, appetizers, etc.
Post # 5
I think that find. Whats wrong with that. It sound nice to me. Good luck!!!!
Post # 6
I think that sounds wonderful! Now I’m craving a potato…
Post # 7
As a guest, I would prefer the carving station and the baked potato bar over potluck as well. I think it’s perfectly fine for a wedding. I’m getting fed!
Post # 8
I think it sounds like a great plan! I’m hungry for a baked potato now :)n
Post # 9
Lovvvvvve iiiiiit! For a casual wedding this is a perfect idea! If your guests are meat and potatoe kind of folks…go for it!
Post # 10
Sounds great and a great price. Now I’m craving a potato with all the fixings!
Post # 11
- Wedding: September 2009 - Harbison Chapel & The Maple Lane Farm
Sounds great to me! What a nice relative you have.
Post # 12
Alot of venues now offer carving stations as choices in addition to their standard buffets and sit down dinners. It is a very hip thing to do and will probably be a unique feature to your wedding that most of your guests have never seen.
Post # 13
Hey, I have been to receptions that were just cheese and wine. (And then the wine ran out!!) As long as you feed your guests, I don’t think anyone will really care. IF there are those snooty people, then they could just deal with it and order pizza later. 😉
Post # 15
I’ve been to a wedding reception where the food was what you are describing. I heard no complaints about the food. The only thing I would contribute is to make sure that you have a good layout so that people can move about around the station/bar area and navigate their way to seats. It was pretty cramped at the reception I attended.
Post # 16
Personally I would much rather have the catered option than a pot luck as a guest. I’ve heard horror stories from a few friends who attended a pot luck reception (spoiled potato salad). When you go with a licensed caterer, they have strict food prep and food handling guidelines they must adhere to. So, I think from both a taste and a safety issue, the caterer is almost always the better option!