(Closed) buffet style reception…advice or tips please!

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
401 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Get some friends or family to do this. Or hire cheap workers, maybe craigslist? It will be hard to keep all this full while entertaining and chatting with guests. Besides, it’s your wedding…that’s a lot of work to put on yourself when you should be enjoying!

Self serve drinks is OK, I guess do you mean water, milk, etc? If you mean soda I would just do cans. Alchohol again is a little difficult to do self serve if you’re thinking mixed drinks, cans of beer would be easy.

Post # 4
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Enlist a large group of friends/family and give them specific tasks.  You’ll also want a couple point people (so that the others will have someone who knows what goes where, etc) and those people should also be good at managing things.  Depending on how many guests you are planning for, this shouldn’t be difficult.  Many hands make light work!

I don’t think self-serve drinks is cheesy – what are you planning to serve for both food and drinks?

Post # 6
64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@aechic914: You could pay someone by the hour, depending on where you live, I think $10-12/hour is fair.  Hiring just a couple of people should keep it fairly inexpensive.

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