(Closed) Budget Reception help!

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We are on a budget, too, especially since I got injured on the job and my income got cut. I would go with the fajita bar and afford the honeymoon. In my opinon, the wedding is the WHOLE experience, planning, wedding, honeymoon and all! Go for it…people will eat the food and dance on full belly’s no matter what you serve so go easier on yourself!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

fajitas- but that’s what I’m doing, so I’m a little biased!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

when you factor in the plates you’ll have to get for the fajitas, napkins, utensils, heating supplies, serving containers, etc, it’ll probably go up in price significantly, so keep that in mind.

 

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

i think the fajita bar would be fun.  does this match your theme at all?  i think it’s a great idea to keep costs down.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@Mrs. Meowerson:  I agree – price in the cost of renting all the things that the full-service caterer is offering.  You’ll definitely want to rent chafing dishes to keep the food warm, which is not a big deal.  But does the other caterer include plates, silverware, etc?  If so you’ll want to price in the rental cost of those as well to make sure you are comparing apples-to-apples.  We did something similar for my parents’ birthday party a few years back, purchased large amounts of food from a local restaurant and rented tables, linens, chafing dishes, china, glasses, silverware – and it actually was still much more affordable than the full-service caterer!  Good luck!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I say go with the Fijatias and plan your honeymoon!! They will be fun, its your favorite place to eat so it’s special! We are doing BBQ its our favorite, it keeps the cost down and it will be great! I dont think its worth the extra money to do the other option. I know that I want a honeymoon, so I would go with the Fun Fijatias, its a great idea!!!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Fajitas! Most people love them, and saving money is a really big deal!

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

i say fajitas then!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Fajitas! I went to a wedding a few summers ago and they had buffet fajitas. It didn’t fit in with their theme, but I didn’t care. I say save the extra money for your honeymoon.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’d go with the fajitas.  It’s sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I love fajitas they are delicious! I don’t think the food has to fit your theme as long as it makes your guests go from hungry to not hungr I went to a wedding once where they served Pizza Hut, breadstick and salad (I love Pizza Hut) so I was happy! I don’t think it matters what you serve as long as it tastes good.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I say go with the fajitas!  I wouldn’t even think twice about it. 

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