(Closed) Am i just being cheap??

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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1352 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I don’t think that is a bad price but I would find out exactly what you are getting with each option you are thinking about and taste ALL of it! I know the food being good is important to me! The most important part is it tastes good!

Post # 4
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204 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Thats about $45 per person just for the food without the linens and plates etc.. that seems a little bit high but not outrageous.. it really depends on how much the linens and plates etc are going to cost.

Post # 5
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2584 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Coming from the girl paying $7 per plate for a pizza, chicken, mac n cheese, mashed potatoes and corn buffet for ~130 people- do what YOU want, not what anyone else wants. Honestly, I’ve never been to a wedding where I liked the food. So I went with a local restaurant that I know I love and they’re catering, and it’s super cheap. I’m so glad I’m saving money and a lot of my guests are actually really excited, since the restaurant is a favorite among our friends and family. If you want BBQ, do that. If you want Boston Market to cater, do that. It’s your wedding.

(The only exception is if someone else is paying for the catering, then I suppose they have some say. But I’d rather pay for everything myself and have it the way I want than accept money with conditions on my wedding day.)

 

Post # 6
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217 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

You might want to shop around. Here’s why: 

We’re paying $3600 for dinner–choice of chicken or steak w/linens/tables/etc for 100 people….but that’s because the caterer owns all her own tables & linens, so our rental fees are slightly cheaper than if she were to outsource from a rental company.

The first caterer we talked to is a family friend; even with the “family” discount, he would have been $5500!!! A two thousand dolllar difference was HUGE for us since we’re working with a tight budget. I say get some more quotes just in case. You never know! We did a tasting with our caterer, and her food is out of this world. My dad has been a chef for years and years, and he was even impressed.

Post # 7
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1238 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My Fiance and I have recently scrapped the idea of dinner completely. The costs were seriously stressing us out, since our guest list kept growing and we are two students on a budget.

We are now planning to have an evening ceremony, 7:30 pm, that will transition right into the reception with drinks and hors d’oeuvres and DJ going on a 9pm. I wanted the golden hour before sunset for our post-reception photos anyway, so it’s perfect! now we can invite all our nearest and dearest and we are saving thousands. Literally.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Well, pricing really depends where you. Catering our buffet style dinner with passed apps and a cheese station is somewhere around $5500…This is actually pretty cheap for my area where I received similair quotes between 7-10k just for food!

 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat

@mtnhoney:

 

Great idea! I need to convince my guy that we don’t need a big sit-down dinner. No one feels like dancing with a tummy full of food anyway 🙂

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