Post # 1
We are paying for our wedding ourselves, and on a limited budget as my honey is going to school.
We’ve been to several tastings that were just ok (and more than we wanted to spend), so I talked to the owner of our favorite restaurant, and he said he could make enough food for the reception (we would have to take care of keeping it warm, serving, etc. but my aunt volunteered to do this.) It would be a fajita bar with steak and chicken fajitas, cheese quesadillas, rice, beans, chips & salsa, and queso. And he gave us a price that makes me feel like I’m ripping him off!
Then yesterday, we had a tasting that was incredible! Plenty of meatless options for my vegetarian sister/friends, more food than pricier options, and all at a very reasonable price…. Now the problem… its still DOUBLE+ what we would pay for the fajitas. So do we go with the savings on food, and then we can actually plan a honeymoon now OR go with the convienence of the caterer that pushes our budget a bit? We could do it, but it would be tight (and we’d have to make some cuts if we wanted to plan a honeymoon now.)
Post # 3
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
fajitas- but that’s what I’m doing, so I’m a little biased!
Post # 5
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
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
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
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 # 9
I’ve checked into the rentals and plates, etc snd even with those costs factored in it’s still halfthe price!! We’re getting a major steal from the restaurant!! Guess all our years of going there paid off. Haha. And while the food doesn’t really coordinate with our theme- its appropriate for us because everyone knows its my favorite place!
Post # 10
Fajitas! Most people love them, and saving money is a really big deal!
Post # 12
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
I’d go with the fajitas. It’s sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Post # 14
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
I say go with the fajitas! I wouldn’t even think twice about it.