(Closed) Budget Reception food

posted 6 years ago in Food
  • poll: If you were a guest at a reception would you rather eat:
    pasta, salad, and/or bread : (77 votes)
    59 %
    finger foods : (18 votes)
    14 %
    BBQ : (35 votes)
    27 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Depending on what time of day the reception is, you could definately get away with less food. A Saturday night reception is a lot different when a Sunday afternoon one!

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I don’t see anything wrong with a pasta and salad dinner since you are on a budget. I think you can present it nicely in chafing dishes and it will definately stretch your dollar. You could even do a pasta bar theme with different types of pastas, sauces, cheese etc.

    Post # 6
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    5547 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I vote pasta! Cheap bbq usually isn’t good and good bbq isnt usually cheap! Pasta you can have a few different options, a red sauce, a cheesy/ creamy, maybe some with meat, some veggies to go on top, ect where it looks super classy but wasn’t $$$. We had spaghetti and salad for our Rehearsal Dinner and fed 35ish people for like $60. And we are hearty eatters, this wasn’t scrimping either. The biggest portion of that was the bread and the hamburger for the sauce. 

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Pasta can be done cheaply and well.  We had a local Italian place cater VERY reasonably–choice of lasanga, spaghetti and meatballs, chicken parmigana, eggplant parmigana, and lasagna, with salad and rolls.  It was a HIT.

    Post # 8
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 1999

    @chasesgirl:  Ditto, you said it perfectly!

    OP: I would love pasta and salad:)

    Post # 9
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    i say pasta. it’s filling, can be fancy and budget at the same time. supplement with nice rolls and salad and maybe some flavored butters – you can make them yourself i you like – sundried tomato or garlic or herb, etc.

    our budget is $6k, so i hear ya!

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I see nothing wrong with pasta! Most people love it and it’s filling. With lasagna you can prepare some a week or two before and freeze. Also start stocking up on coupons there’s usually some for pasta! It will help!

    Post # 11
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    120 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    My brother and sister in law did pasta, bread and sald for theirs. It was delish, everyone loved it!

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I would be happy with pasta or BBQ. I think the other bees are smart in suggesting pasta due to it being cheaper.

    Post # 14
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    2849 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I voted for pasta! Most everyone likes it and it’s cheap to buy.

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Pasta is fine!  I do think you need to serve dinner for a Saturday evening wedding, so the finger food only option really won’t work.

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Pasta is fine!  I do think you need to serve dinner for a Saturday evening wedding, so the finger food only option really won’t work.

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