- 5 years ago
- Wedding: August 2013
I’m using Strak & Van Til (a grocery store — think Jewel or Dominicks) to cater my wedding. I’m having a cocktail style reception and this was the most cost effective way to feed my guest well without breaking the bank. I’m having a wine and cheese “cocktail hour” with passed cheese/grapes/crackers.
Here’s the hurdle: I don’t want to lose the class/elegance feel with the buffet style platters. I want to present them in a way that is consistent with our overall feel. I need inspiration. We’re having a garden wedding and the reception is in an area that is sheltered, but is exposed to the outdoors as well – and it overlooks the lake (just to give a background). We’re also having a Sunday wedding during the day (Starts at 2 or 3 with a 4-5 hour reception).
If you guys know anything I can draw on for inspiration (Pinterest boards, blogs, etc) please share! I haven’t spoken with Straks yet, so I’m sure they may be able to give some tips perhaps. We’re hiring 3 people to pass the grapes/cheese/crackers during cocktail hour and the buffets will be manned as well.
I think candles add instant romance and elegance – but it’s during the day. Check out my pinterest wedding boards. My s/n is ebonieezer! Thanks!
Edited to say: I found a really helpful article on preparing your own buffet table, catering your own wedding, etc http://www.foodservicewarehouse.com/education/catering-display-how-to-design-the-perfect-buffet/c27506.aspx