- 7 years ago
- Wedding: September 2011
Ah! I thought I could figure this stuff out easy, but now I’m starting to feel anxious about whatever decision I make.
For our reception site, it basically is charged per head only, which is good to have a bunch of inclusive stuff, but the figure is pretty high AND it just seems like it’s a lot of food. We were hoping to cut down on Cocktail hour options to have just passed hors d’oeuvres, fruit/veggie/cheese table, and just one food station (the package calls for two), while also cutting out the appetizer at sit-down dinner (there’s still a salad course before the main entree).
However, the coordinator with the venue has warned me that this is not a good idea – we should do two stations if we’re taking out the appetizer course, people will be hungry. To me, aside from the price difference, it just sounds like too much food!
Still, I can see some points as to having more than you think you need b/c:
A) the cocktail hour will start at 8 so dinner isn’t until 9 (this can’t change b/c of scheduling factors at the venue)
B) with 150 people and just one station, there might be enough food, but it will take awhile to actually get service if there’s a crowd.
On the other side, I feel like people will be more focused on drinking and mingling rather than getting food at the cocktail hour (I’ve NEVER been to a wedding that had multiple food stations and was completely fine with it) and once the entrees come around, will people even be hungry anymore?? Basically what we’re talking here is a $5-10 difference in price, but multiply that by 150, that’s a pretty big deal!
For the venue’s side of things, I understand that taking out items lowers the price and that’s not good for the business side of things. I’m not trying to be cheap, just practical, while also not wanting to rub them the wrong way if we’re going to move forward and make things more difficult from here on out. I really do love the space and don’t want to find something else at this point.
Sorry to ramble on… just trying to figure out the best thing to do so that we continue to have a good relationship withthe place while also not looking back and regreting our menu decisions on the night of. What should I do?